Morning News Briefing

Written by on February 16, 2018

Photo by Michelle Pohl via WBTA News Partner 13WHAM 

Two railroad personnel were taken to the Erie County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries following a train derailment in Attica.
Emergency Communications received a call just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon reporting a train derailment near the East Main Road intersection in the Town of Attica.
The Attica Fire Department was the first to respond to the scene with their Fire Chief reporting there were two engines and approximately ten railroad cars derailed of the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
The railroad cars were carrying new cars as cargo.
Alexander, Varysburg and Bennington Fire Department assisted at the scene, along with mutual aid from both the Wyoming and Genesee County Emergency Services and Hazmat Teams and State Police.
The Wyoming County Sheriff Office conducted an initial investigation and then turned it over to the Norfolk South Railroad Police and the Federal Railroad Administration.
They have yet to determine the cause of the crash and the long term cleanup of the damaged engines and rail cars is expected to take days.

The lineup at the Downs second summer concert series has been announced.
The Money man himself, Eddie Money makes his return to kick off the Friday night concert series beginning on June 22nd followed by Grand Funk Railroad the following week.
This year’s concert series has expanded due to the success of last summer’s series according to Downs’ President Henry Wojtaszek…

The lineup also includes Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours, 60’s rock band, Three Dog Night and country music star Lee Ann Womack.
Also appearing are Blue Oyster Cult, Rik Emmett of Triumph and Puddle of Mudd.

UMMC Urgent Care facility in LeRoy is moving to a new location.
The clinic will move to 3 Tountas Avenue by this spring.
The Urgent Care facility currently located on Lake Street in LeRoy is closing today, although diagnostic services will continue.
Patients can use the UMMC’s Urgent Care on Bank Street in Batavia during the transition in LeRoy.

The first ever teen law enforcement academy in Genesee County is being offered by Sheriff’s Office this summer.
It’s for local teenagers interested in a career as a police officer.
The academy will run for one week at Byron-Bergen Central School.
It is the idea of veteran deputy Matt Butler

This year’s academy will run from July 23rd to the 27th.

Congressman Chris Collins says there isn’t an easy solution to tragedies like the school shooting in Florida on Wednesday.
The Western New York Republican says this isn’t about gun control.
Central New York Congressman John Katko says Washington’s inaction on mass shootings is unacceptable and called for both parties to work together to better address this.

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