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Written by on October 9, 2018

The indictment of Republican Congressman Chris Collins has provided a financial boost to Nate McMurray’s campaign.
According to a new report, the Democrat brought in 475-thousand dollars between July and the end of September.
Most of the cash was donated after Collins was arrested on federal insider trading charges in August.
The Buffalo News reports that as of June 30th, Collins had more than a million dollars in his campaign’s bank account.

Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate for governor is reportedly running out of money.
The New York Post reports Andrew Cuomo’s opponent has slightly more than 200-thousand dollars in his war chest.
Cuomo reportedly has more than nine million dollars in campaign funds.
At this time four years ago, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino had a million dollars in the bank when he ran against Cuomo.

A tipped tanker ties up traffic on Route 33.
A gasoline tank truck flipped on its side when it swerved to avoid a collision on Pearl Street and Wortendyke Roads yesterday afternoon.
One person was taken to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.
The hazmat team was called for clean up some spilled fuel.
Route 33 re-opened later in the day.

New details have been released about a deadly limousine crash that left 20 people dead.
Governor Cuomo reveals the limo driver did not have the proper license and that the vehicle had recently failed inspection.
Saturday’s crash at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 30-A in Schoharie [[ SKO-hairy ]] is the deadliest transportation accident in the United States since 2009.

More fire hydrant flushing today.
The City Fire Department will be working between the hours of 9 and 3 in the areas north of Main Street and west of Bank Street.
Homes and businesses in that area will be affected and may see temporary discoloration of water.

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