Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 13, 2018
New director named for County’s Cornell CO-OP.
Dr. Chris Crawford has been named the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s new Executive Director.
Crawford will be coming from his job as a lead science advisor in New York City’s department of health and mental hygiene’s bureau of environmental science and engineering.
He received his Bachelors in Environmental Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, his Masters in Urban Planning from SUNY at Buffalo and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Science.
Crawford previously worked in a rural upstate NY local health department where he oversaw more than 200 public water systems.
He begins his new position on November 5th.
Authorities in Hamlin have released the names of victims in an apparent dual murder discovered earlier this week.
18 year old Bruce Kane and 20 year old Alexander Burrow were found inside a burned vehicle behind a building on King Street in Hamlin.
Investigators are treating it as a double homicide.
Both Kane and Burrow suffered gunshot wounds according to the coroner’s office, but their exact cause of death isn’t being released.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Republicans formulating plans to remove Collins from the ballot.
A meeting of the GOP chairs in the 27th congressional district is now in the works following a developing plan to remove Chris Collins’ name from the ballot.
Collins dropped his re-election bid after being arrested early last month on federal charges related to insider trading.
GOP chair for Genesee County Dick Siebert said he doesn’t know yet when the meeting over the latest development will take place or when a replacement candidate will be selected.
At last count as many as eight people were still looking for the party’s nomination to run for the congressional seat on the Republican ticket, including Batavia’s own Steve Hawley.
Democrats have vowed to fight it in the courts if Collins name is removed.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Another Black Bear sighting reported in Orleans County.
A bear was spotted yesterday morning on Wilson Road in Carlton.
The large looking black bear was seen in the area of the Village of Albion Water Plant walking along a path off of Lake Ontario.
Congratulations to newly named LeRoyan of the year Bob Boyce.
Mr. Boyce is active in the LeRoy Rotary Club, was a trustee at Genesee Community College and is president of the LeRoy Ambulance Service.
The annual honor is selected by the American Legion Botts-Fiorito Post 576 in LeRoy.
The 50th annual LeRoyan of the Year Award will be held at the legion on October 6th.
The Buffalo Bills officially have a new starting quarterback.
Coach Sean McDermott announced yesterday rookie Josh Allen will take over for Nathan Peterman.
Peterman struggled in the team’s 47 to 3 loss in Baltimore before being replaced by Allen.
The Bills host the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on Sunday.