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Written by on May 14, 2019

Crash in LeRoy claims the life of a Monroe County woman.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a head-on collision in LeRoy that resulted in the death of a Churchville resident.
The two car motor vehicle accident was reported last night around 7:30 on Route 19 and Randall Road in Leroy.
The drivers were identified as 77 year old Bonnie Dean of Churchville and 56 year old Penne Vincent of Fairport.
According to investigators Dean was southbound on 77 in her 2008 Chevy Cobalt when she tried passing an uninvolved vehicle and lost control.
She then crossed over the lanes and struck Vincent’s 2013 GM Terrain head on.
Dean was pronounced deceased at the scene and Vincent was transported to Strong Memorial hospital for her injuries.

Warsaw man busted for drunk driving in Pembroke.
38 year old Thomas Kenney of State Route 20A in Warsaw was taken into custody by Genesee County Sheriffs Deputies Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop on route 77 in Pembroke.
Police received several complaints for a car committing traffic offenses in Pembroke and on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation and Kenney was subsequently arrested and charged for DWI.
He was released with appearance tickets for Pembroke Town Court on June 6th.

A state seat belt law could be about to change.
The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill requiring adults to wear seat belts while sitting in the back of a vehicle.
Right now, they only have to wear the safety devices if they’re sitting in the front.
The proposal was part of Governor Cuomo’s budget, but wasn’t included in the final deal.
The Assembly is likely to vote on the bill before the end of this year’s legislative session.

The Batavia Muckdogs are looking for the area’s best singers to perform the “Star-spangled Banner”.
Singers will perform prior to the first pitch at Dwyer Stadium during their historic 80th season of professional baseball in Batavia.
The Muckdogs will hold open auditions at Dwyer Stadium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd.
The team encourages individuals and groups to visit and give their best performance for the opportunity perform before the crowd during one of the teams 38 home games.

It looks like support for a bill allowing congressional committees to get their hands on President Trump’s state tax returns is growing in the Assembly.
Sources tell the Times Union Democrats were discussing the legislation last night.
The current law already allows tax returns to be shared with federal and state agencies.
The Senate passed its version of the bill last week and Governor Cuomo says he backs the legislation.

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