posted on July 13, 2012 07:16
The Genesee County Sherriff’s Office has charged the man they believe fired a gun outside of a window of a moving truck in Basom.
28-year old Eric Easton of Alabama has been charged with two counts of reckless endangerment.
The charges stem from an incident Tuesday night police received reports from residents living on and around the Tonawanda Indian Reservation that their homes were being shot at by a person driving by in a pick-up truck.
That same night Easton was taken into custody by the Erie County Sheriffs department for DWI and released on his own recognizance when Genesee County Deputies swooped in and arrested him for the alleged gun fire.
Easton is jailed in lieu of 100-thousand dollars bail.
A charge has now been placed in connection with a fatal chain-reaction accident in Livingston County.
Russell Mosher of Lima has been ticketed for following too closely. Mosher was driving an SUV that slammed into the rear of a van on Monday, pushing the van into the opposite lane where it collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.
43-year-old Michael Cole of Lima was driving the van.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Whooping cough may seem like a disease of the past, but a record number of cases have been reported in the U.S. this year.
The CDC says more than 16-thousand cases of whopping cough have been confirmed nationwide 12-hundred cases in New York State.
Whooping cough or Pertussis is defined as an infection of the respiratory system and is followed by coughing spells.
Kay Kriner is a Community Nurse with the County health department.
She says there have only been three confirmed cases in Genesee County this year, but it’s a contagious disease that should be taken seriously.
Kriner says nearby Livingston County has had 97 confirmed cases this year. Her advice is for adults and children to get vaccinated.
Local Congresswoman Kathy Hochul has joined the chorus of outrage over the fact that the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms are made in China. Hochul says it’s a quote: national disgrace.
Governor Cuomo wants to see more anglers in the Empire State. The governor has backed a bill that would expand the number of free fishing clinics offered by the Department of Environmental Conservation throughout New York State. Cuomo says its important that young people learn the sport of fishing, and the free clinics allow that to happen without people having to purchase a license.