Morning News Briefing

Written by on March 15, 2019

Photo provided by our news partner The Batavian

Genesee County deputies are investigating a deadly crash in Pembroke.
According to deputies an SUV driver heading west on Main Road in Pembroke yesterday hit a tractor trailer head on at around 3:30 in the afternoon.
Sargent Andrew Hale of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office…

The man who is said to be from the Pembroke area, died at the scene and authorities are withholding from identifying him at this time.
The tractor-trailer driver was treated for minor injuries.
Officials are now waiting for autopsy results to continue their investigation.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Sentencing delayed for teen who shot a killer.
Samuel Blackshear the Batavia teenager who shot murderer Nathaniel Wilson in the leg after Wilson fatally stabbed a man on Central Avenue last summer, had his sentencing delayed again yesterday because his attorney received information that could effect Blackshear’s eligibility for youthful offender status.
Blackshear entered a guilty plea in November to a single count of criminal possession of a weapon and could still face up to four years in prison even if his youthful offender status is granted.
Defense attorney James Hinman has maintained that Blackshear acted defensively to protect others at the scene of the May 17th murder.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

A Medina woman jailed under Leandra’s Law.
27 year old Sharnice Gibson of Frank Street Medina was arrested by Genesee County Deputies on Alleghany Road in Alabama following complaint of an erratic driver just before noon yesterday.
She was hit with counts of Aggravated DWI for having a child passenger less than 16, along with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and a violation for having a loud exhaust.
Gibson was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail and is slated to appear on April 4th in Alabama Town Court.

A High Wind Advisory in effect today for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties.
According to the National Weather Service out of Buffalo the advisory is in effect through 8 p.m. tonight.
Forecasters are calling for winds out of the southwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50.

State Budget director Robert Mujica is slamming the fiscal plan proposed by the state Senate.
He says lawmakers in that chamber want to increase spending by more than three billion dollars, but their budget doesn’t include any cuts or new revenues.
Mujica says while the Assembly plan also calls for more money to be spent, new taxes have been proposed that could help pay for those additions.
The end of the state’s fiscal year is March 31st.

Police across New York will be cracking down on drunk driving this weekend.
Their Saint Patrick’s Day weekend patrols begin today and run through Monday.
Travelers can expect to see more sobriety checkpoints as police look to get unsafe drivers off the road.
Last year, 243 people were arrested for drunk driving during Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.

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