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Written by on July 16, 2019

The man whose body was found in Lake Ontario over the weekend has been identified.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office reports the body is that of 32 year old Serhiy F. Smyk of Rochester.
Deputies say Smyk went fishing with friends in the Niagara Gorge back on June 21st. The group stayed in the gorge overnight. His friends reported him missing in the morning.
The cause of death is pending toxicology reports.

Congressman Chris Collins has introduced The Red Light Act. The proposed law would withhold federal highway funds from any state that grants driver licenses to illegal aliens. Collins’ legislation comes on the heels of Governor Cuomo’s recent signing of the Green Light Bill.
This new state law grants driver license privileges to illegal immigrants.

Daryl Leach has been sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison for holding up the Speedway in Batavia.
The 38 year old Leach has prior convictions for grand larceny, robbery and attempted assault. He has previously served 12 years in prison.

A three-year-old boy is dead after a tragic accident at a Rochester Tim Hortons.
Police say the child lost his life after falling into a grease trap at the restaurant on University Avenue.
It’s believed he climbed on top of the trap, but the plastic lid on top gave way and he fell in.
He was taken to the hospital but later pronounced dead. Police are still investigating.

Its day four of the Genesee County Fair.
The midway opens at 4 this afternoon.
The 4H Auction Hog Show begins at 5. A barn dance is scheduled for 7.

Reader's opinions
  1. John Brooks   On   July 16, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I am sick and tired of Congressman Collins pandering to the “evil aliens “ crowd. Too bad the Mohawk Indians didn’t push his Irish, Scotch , Italian or whatever immigrants out when they arrived. Republicans have blocked a pathway to citizenship for our neighbors without papers and it’s time to solve the issue and not exploiting it.

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