Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 29, 2019
LeRoy Town residents have been hit with the tragic news that an apparent swimming pool accident has ended with the drowning death of a four year old boy.
After receiving calls for a missing child shortly before 8 yesterday morning first responders arrived on scene to find the boy right around 30 minutes later inside a swimming pool in a nearby yard.
First responders tried immediately to revive the child before he was rushed to UMMC where he was pronounced deceased.
The incident is under investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office who say it appears to be an accidental drowning according to their preliminary investigation.
The name of the boy nor any additional details have been released.
Life sentence handed down to a Convicted Murderer in Batavia.
37 year old Richard Hanes has been sentenced to 25 years to life after being convicted of bludgeoning Raymond Morgan to death last summer.
The former Holley resident and parolee was found guilty in a Genesee county Court jury trial earlier this month.
According to prosecutors Hanes is said to have struck Morgan 20 to 25 times with a hammer in his Liberty Street apartment.
Perry mother faces felony under Leandra’s Law.
29 year old Rachel Womer of Perry was stopped Saturday night after leaving a local business that reported to lawmen that she was possibly intoxicated.
During the stop she performed poorly on field sobriety tests and recorded a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit.
Womer was also driving with two children at the time and was arrested and charged with felony DWI and Aggravated DWI along with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
She was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Perry Village Court.
The presidential campaign for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has come to an end.
Her announcement came online yesterday, where she vowed to focus on helping defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
Gillibrand fell short of the criteria to qualify for the third Democratic presidential debate.
In response to the announcement Governor Andrew Cuomo called Gillibrand a rising star, adding that the people of New York are lucky to have her back full-time.
Thousands of New Yorkers with low level marijuana convictions are having their Criminal records cleared.
It’s part of the state’s new marijuana decriminalization law that also makes possession of under two ounces of pot a violation and caps fines at $200.
It’s estimated more than 13,000 New York City residents and 10,000 from the rest of the state will automatically have their records expunged.
Governor Cuomo calls the law long overdue.
The Buffalo Bills will look to continue building momentum for the regular season tonight.
They’re hosting the Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field.
It’s the final preseason contest for both teams.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.