Saturday News Briefing

Written by on March 17, 2018

A Batavia man is killed in a Stafford crash.
A collision between a pick-up and a large dumpster roll-off truck has claimed the life of a young Batavia man.
24 year old Thomas Manzella of Batavia died at UMMC shortly after the crash yesterday morning on Route 5 at Clipnock Road in Stafford.
Deputies say Manzella was driving his pick-up when he apparently lost control on the snow covered highway and spun into the opposite lane.
The pick-up then ran into the path of the roll off container truck being driven by 32 year old Curtiss Mallory of Buffalo.
Mallory was able to immediately call 9-1-1. Manzella had to be extricated from the wreckage and was rushed to UMMC where he died shortly after arrival.
Deputies said blowing snow and poor road conditions were factors in the crash.

Rochester Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has died.
Representative Slaughter served her district for 31 years.
She died yesterday morning at a Washington, D C hospital where she was being treated for a fall last week at her Washington home.
Louise Slaughter was 88.

New York’s flu season could be coming to an end soon.
The state health department released its newest numbers showing for the third straight week that flu rates dropped statewide.
Confirmed cases of the flu in Western New York have dropped significantly over the past couple weeks.

New York State Police and local law enforcement will conduct special enforcement efforts during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and stings targeting underage drinking. State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers who use handheld electronic devices.

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