Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 10, 2020

Three more residents of an Orleans County nursing home have died from coronavirus. The latest deaths all occurred at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina.
Since the pandemic began 47 people have died from COVID-19 related illness in Orleans County. All but one of those deaths occurred in either the Orchard Nursing Home in Medina or the Villages of Orleans in Albion.
By comparison, five deaths have occurred in Genesee County, none of them in nursing homes.

Fire has destroyed a barn along West Bergen Road near Dublin Road.
Flames were spotted late last night but had a good start before volunteers were summoned. There were no injuries, the barn declared a total loss.

A stabbing at the Walmart in Geneseo.
A 34 year old woman was stabbed multiple times in the upper part of her body in an apparently unprovoked attack.
It happened yesterday afternoon. The woman is listed in stable condition.
Police found her suspected attacker inside the store.
24 year old Gregory Cunningham was taken into custody without incident and charged with first degree assault.

Governor Cuomo is calling on President Trump to apologize to a 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was seriously injured after being pushed by police during a recent protest.
Cuomo blasted Trump after the president tweeted the protester, Martin Gugino, may have been a member of Antifa, an extreme left-wing group.
Cuomo says protests over the death of George Floyd shouldn’t be dismissed as an issue of the moment, but a problem that’s been brewing for decades, if not centuries.

27th Congressional District candidate Nate McMurray has filed a lawsuit against the Erie County Board of Elections. The Democrat claims commissioners haven’t done their part to tell voters about the hours and locations of polling places ahead of a special election June 23rd. Early voting in the contest is scheduled to begin Saturday. He’s looking to fill the seat left open by former Republican Congressman Chris Collins who resigned after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.

New York State has issued the rules and guidelines for businesses involved in Phase Three of the state’s four-step reopening process. Those businesses include tattoo, piercing and massage parlors, nail and beauty salons and restaurants among others. Each business will need to have proper safety precautions in place to protect customers and employees. Most of those guidelines center on occupancy limits and the need for people to wear facial coverings or masks.

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