Morning News Briefing

Written by on February 8, 2018

Genesee County flu cases still cropping up this season.
According to the county health department another 100 confirmed flu cases have been reported in Genesee County.
Since the beginning of the flu season on September 1st the County has recorded 250 flu cases.
That is nearly five times as many as the 53 confirmed flu cases recorded locally just last year.
The county health department is continuing to encourage people to get a flu shot if you have not done so, since some protection is better than none at all.

Crash in Pembroke leads to charges for a Batavia man.
Following investigation into a single motor vehicle accident on Indian Falls Road in Pembroke late last night deputies arrested 48 year old Paul Fields Jr. of Pearl Street Road in Batavia.
He was allegedly driving too fast for the poor road conditions and moved from a lane unsafely before crashing.
Deputies allegedly found Fields under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance.
He was charged with DWI, criminal drug possession and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation along with traffic infractions.
Fields was released with an appearance ticket for March 27th in Pembroke Town Court.

Alleged armed robbery in Avon lands a Rochester man behind bars without bail.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office released pictures of the alleged suspect and his vehicle, seeking public assistance in his apprehension.
Yesterday Livingston County Deputies tracked down 30 year old John Washburn of Rochester and took him into custody for allegedly robbing the Dutch Hollow Market in East Avon last Saturday.
The clerk told deputies that the suspect walked in and demanded money from the cash register and then threatened to shoot him if he called the cops.
Washburn was arrested  and jailed without bail due to prior felony convictions in the state of Arizona.

GCC Goes for the Gold with Club Fair Speaker.
Cathy Turner a two time Olympic Gold Medalist in short track speed skating will be speaking at the GCC Club fair next Tuesday.
Turner is a native of Hilton and won gold in the 1992 and 1994 Olympics.
Turner will be sharing her motivational story encouraging students to go for the gold.
She will also be on hand to sign autographs and meet and greet students.

A defense attorney is attacking the credibility of a star prosecution witness in the trial of Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Cuomo.
Percoco’s lawyer targeted former lobbyist Todd Howe’s history of lying and said he couldn’t be trusted to tell the truth about alleged bribery schemes.
Prosecutors say Howe conspired with Percoco to solicit bribes from wealthy developers doing business with New York state.
On the stand yesterday, Howe said he altered emails to make it seem like Percoco was having more conversations with the governor than he actually was.

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