Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 28, 2020
The driver of a tractor trailer who led police on a chase from LeRoy to into Livingston County is shot to death by lawmen in Geneseo.
The driver, who has not yet been identified, was stopped for speeding last night in LeRoy. While LeRoy Police were on the truck the driver fled in his semi and the chase was on.
The driver took his rig from LeRoy, into Batavia, turning back on Route 5…then Route 19 into Pavilion.
Once on Route 63 he headed into Geneseo when he began firing at officers and crashing into police cars.
The pursuit ended near the Applebee’s on Route 20A in Geneseo, when officers fired multiple shots at the driver. He was confirmed dead at the scene.
Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron said that during the gunfire one round went through the windshield of a Genesee County patrol car, narrowly missing a deputy.
It comes as no big surprise but the unemployment rate in Genesee County has reached a staggering high.
Figures just released by the state department of labor shows Genesee County’s jobless rate for April at 14.4 percent…up from just 3.7 percent a year ago.
Orleans County has registered an unemployment rate for April of 15.8 percent…
Wyoming County, 15.3 percent.
The Genesee County Fair in Batavia has been cancelled for this year…all due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fair was to have started July 25th and run through August 1st.
Fair organizers say they are considering smaller activities this summer to support the youth agricultural community.
The Wyoming County Fair in Pike has also been cancelled this year.
That fair was to have run from August 15th to the 22nd.
There is also word this morning that the big Erie County Fair in Hamburg is cancelled for this year.
If you haven’t registered to vote in New York’s upcoming primaries, you’re running out of time to do it. In order to be able to cast your ballot June 23rd, your registration form must be postmarked no later than tomorrow.
In addition to registering by mail, you can also do it in-person or online through the county Board of Elections