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Written by WBTA STAFF on April 20, 2018
Mother and Son in Kendall Killed by possible gas poisoning.
A mother and her son were found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning by Kendall firefighters following report of a gas leak at their home.
38 year old Joan Gillman and her 14 year old son Richard Jr. were found dead at their residence in Kendall Wednesday night.
According to investigators they were using a portable generator and propane powered appliances to heat the home after power to the duplex had been shut off days prior.
Orleans County deputies are investigating and questions have arisen on why the power was cut during the winter like conditions.
National Grid has yet to comment on why the power had been shut off.
City of Batavia Fire Chief Steve Napolitano weighed in on the sad story on WBTA’s Main and Center program yesterday morning …
Napolitano said residents should call the fire department anytime their CO2 detector alarms so they can properly assess if there’s a real danger of leaking gas.
Grief counselors will be on site at Kendall Central School today where Richard Gilman was a 9th grade student.
A drive on drugs through the park ends badly for a Batavia resident.
Early on Tuesday morning 36 year old Jason Anderson of South Main Street apparently got his vehicle stuck in the mud at Kibbe Park.
Instead of seeking help, Anderson allegedly stole another vehicle then tried to push his vehicle out which resulted in both vehicles getting stuck in the mud.
He was also accused of possessing hypodermic needles and was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and DWAI by drugs.
Anderson was jailed in lieu of bail.
Governor Cuomo is facing a federal lawsuit for not declaring a special election after the death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
The longtime Western New York representative died last month but some local voters filed the lawsuit this week.
The suit claims it’s unconstitutional for the governor not to call for a special election.
The suit is also targeting the state board of elections and the Monroe County board of elections.
The new Bills schedule is out and they may face some challenges.
They open the 2018 season September ninth facing the Ravens in Baltimore.
Half the games Buffalo is scheduled to play are against teams that won more than half of their games last year.
The Bills have one Monday night football game this year playing the Patriots just before Halloween.