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Written by on April 26, 2018

FAA investigating helicopter crash in Orleans County as pilot remains hospitalized.
A Waterport man remains in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after crashing his helicopter in Orleans County.
64 year old Alan Heard of Waterport suffered severe burns to his head and chest when his homemade “mosquito” helicopter crashed approximately 10 minutes after taking off yesterday from the Gaines Valley Airport in Carlton.
Fellow Waterport resident Mark Bennett who stopped to watch the ultra-light chopper flyby, then witnessed it drop from the sky, crash and burst into flames.
Bennet helped Heard get out of the fiery wreckage and snuffed out flames that were burning the pilot’s clothing.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office said the FAA has secured parts of the aircraft and recovered a video camera which may contain footage of the crash.

The Defense council for a former Wyoming County deputy are apparently not going to deny their client is the killer.
The attorneys are expected to use extreme emotional disturbance as a defense for 60 year old Joseph Mlyniec of Perry.
Mlyniec is accused of shooting and killing Robert Irvine the Third to cover up allegations that he sexually abused troubled boys.
The defense is apparently not going to say he didn’t do it, but use his state of mind as a defense for why he did.
Mlyniec recently resigned from the Perry Town Board while being held without bail for murder in Wyoming County.

Drop in Influenza rates leads to lifting Visitor Restrictions at local hospitals.
As confirmed flu cases decline throughout our area, visitor restrictions have been lifted at all Rochester Regional Health hospitals including Rochester General and UMMC in Batavia.

Hawley calls out Cuomo for targeting supporters of the second amendment.
Last week, the governor directed the Department of Financial Services to urge certain financial institutions to examine and possibly cease their relationship with the National Rifle Association NRA.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia criticized Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to use his official position to turn private insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions against the NRA.
Hawley called the Governors’ actions “an absolute overreach and clear abuse of power.”

The man accused of being the Golden State Killer is an Upstate New York native.
Yesterday 72 year old Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested and believed to be behind twelve murders and dozens of rapes in California in the ’70s and ’80s.
“The Sacramento Bee” reports that DeAngelo was originally born in the town of Bath in Steuben County but was living in California by the time he was an adult.
Police say they tied his DNA to unsolved crimes committed by one of the most terrifying American serial killers.

The Bills could still be looking to trade up before tonight’s NFL Draft.
The Bills have the 12th and 22nd overall picks but many speculate they would be willing to give up a lot for a shot at Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.
An ESPN sports reporter tweeted yesterday that Bills GM Brandon Beane said they could get the number-two pick without giving away too much in the future.
Also, Beane said they might not need to go that high to get a franchise quarterback.

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