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Perry man arrested for picking up painkillers with his dead wife's prescription.
53 year old Bruce Hawkins of North Center Street in Perry was arrested and charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance following an incident at the Rite Aid pharmacy.
Hawkins is accused of picking up a combination of painkillers and anti-anxiety pills including Diazepam, Alprazolam and Hydromorphone using his deceased wife’s prescriptions.
He was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail and is expected back in Village Court on September 12th.

Jail without bail for a Central Ave man accused of assaulting two kids with an electrical cord.
48 year old Theodis Hill Jr. of Central Ave in Batavia was arrested and charged with two counts each of Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Hill is accused of striking a two different children with an extension cord causing injury on two separate occasions in January.
According to Batavia Police the alleged assaults were only reported recently.
He was arraigned last Wednesday in City Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail.

Mother in Corfu awaits a heart transplant as donors open their hearts in support.
Carrie Fisher of Corfu developed a cardiomyopathy during her second pregnancy, she now requires assistance by a machine to keep her heart going.
She is currently at the top of the list for a heart transplant at Strong Memorial Hospital.
The family now has two young children to care for and a long road to recovery for Carrie.
Her sister has set up a GoFundme account in the hopes of raising $25,000 to assist the Fishers.
Over the past two weeks they have raised nearly $20K.
Click here for the donation page.

The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills are pulling off a trade that sends wide receiver Sammy Watkins out west. 
The Rams have acquired Watkins and a sixth-round draft pick next year in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick. 
The 24-year-old Watkins had 28 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns while playing in just eight games last year. 
He had more than a thousand-yards receiving and nine TD's the year before.  Watkins was the Bills' first-round pick in 2014. 
The 25-year-old Gaines had two interceptions and a forced fumble in 11 games with LA last year.

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