posted on February 29, 2012 07:19
State Police scuba divers will resume their search today of the Genesee River near Rochester looking for two Oakfield brothers.
54-year-old David King and his 46-year-old brother Michael have been missing for 10 days.
Troopers said the brothers were last seen on February 19th when they were dropped off on the shoulder of the I-390 in Monroe County.
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Family members said they saw the pair run across the highway and jump a barrier - perhaps unaware there was a 100 foot drop into the Genesee River.
A young Byron woman is now charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in connection with a fatal golf-cart crash that killed her friend last year.
Deputies say 18-year-old Cortney Greene was drunk the night of the crash last November 26th. Greene was driving a golf-cart over what’s known as Pumpkin Hill, on Byron-Holley Road. A car crested the hill, and was unable to avoid collision with the golf-cart.
Greene and a passenger, 18-year-old Zachary Rusin, were thrown from the cart. Rusin later died from his injuries.
Iraq War veteran David Bellavia of Batavia is considering a run for Congress.
Bellavia says he might run against Democrat Kathy Hochul for the 26th Congressional District this fall.
Bellavia had pursued the Republican nomination for the special election in the 26th district last year, but lost out to Jane Corwin of Clarence.
A plan by Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize full casino gambling in New York State could be a financial boon. The New York Gaming Association has released a report suggesting such a move would generate over three-point-three-billion dollars in economic output. Batavia Downs has released a study that that shows the local casino could generate an additional 26-million dollars a year if casino gaming is expanded.
State Senator Mark Grisanti has been banned from all Seneca gaming casinos following his role in a brawl at a casino earlier this month. Grisanti, his wife and three others have all been banned from any casino on Seneca Nation territory due to the February 10th fracas in Seneca Niagara Casino.