Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 2, 2018
New Headquarters being fitted for First responders.
Final preparations are being made to the brand new Genesee County Operations Center which will be home base for Mercy Flight EMS equipment and operators.
It is expected to open later this month.
The 12-thosuand square foot facility is located on Call Parkway off of Route 98 near the county airport and will house up to seven ambulances at once along with 100 employees.
According to Tim Wooten from Mercy EMS, the improvements made to the new facility are necessary ones…
There will be a formal ribbon cutting on May 21st to officially open the new operations center.
Livingston County Investigators have yet to file charges against a Canadian truck driver accused of fatal hitting a former SUNY Geneseo student.
24 year old Nick Iannarelli was found dead on Route 63 in Geneseo Saturday.
Police have identified 54 year old trucker Valeri Belioutsa of Ontario as the driver who allegedly struck and killed Iannarelli.
Investigators used surveillance footage to pinpoint the suspected driver.
After the alleged accident on Saturday and Belioutsa’s truck apparently made it back to Canada by Monday.
Deputies haven’t said why charges haven’t been filed against him however the investigation continues.
Domestic abusers must now surrender their firearms under a new bill signed into law yesterday by Governor Cuomo.
Those convicted of domestic violence were previously barred from owning or possessing handguns, which Cuomo’s executive order extends to all firearms.
The governor is also proposing legislation that would extend the criminal background check waiting period from three days to 10 days.
Cuomo was joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Parkland, Florida student.
Near miss with a patrol car leads to DWI arrest for an Attica man.
Attica Police said they stopped 66 year old Ronald Vallett of Creek Road, after he nearly crashed into one of their patrol cars.
Valett was charged with two counts of DWI along with a traffic infraction.
Two Western New York Congressmen are calling for an investigation into the firing of the House chaplain.
Representative Higgins said House Speaker Paul Ryan’s firing of Father Pat Conroy last week was anti-Catholic.
Conroy is a Jesuit priest that served the House of Representatives for seven-years.
Congressman Reed says this simply doesn’t feel like it was handled right.
Russ Brandon is no longer president of the Pegula sports empire.
Brandon was an executive running the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and Bandits, and the Rochester Americans until his resignation yesterday.
“The Buffalo News” reports that he had been the subject of an internal investigation for misconduct allegations by female employees.
Kim Pegula is now president of both the Bills and Sabres.