posted on December 28, 2012 07:16
Funerals are set this weekend for two volunteer firefighters shot and killed while responding to a fire on Christmas Eve. People in Webster and around the country have been calling area hotels, offering to pay for hotel rooms and meals for the thousands of out-of-town firemen coming in for the funeral.
Jamie Dengal is Sales Director for a Hampton Inn in Rochester:
"It's an outpouring of the community, the nation itself. We've had people from Florida, Michigan calling in to donate hotel rooms for the firefighters coming in this weekend."
Carl Bellanca is one of the many donating a hotel room:
"Everyone is trying to come up with things to do to really help everybody get through this horrible tragedy."
Authorities say arrests are imminent in connection with the killing of two firefighters in Webster.
One or two women are likely to face criminal charges for allegedly helping gunman William Spengler acquire the guns used in the attack.
Sources say one of the women is a former neighbor of Spengler. Spengler killed himself after fatally shooting the two firefighters Christmas Eve.
A Darien man picked up his third DWI and is now facing multiple felony charges.
30-year-old Darryl James is facing eight different charges ranging from felony drunk driving to resisting arrest.
The alleged incident occurred in the Town of Bennington on Christmas Day.
James was committed to Wyoming County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bail.
The unemployment rate in Genesee County inched up just a bit. Figures just released by the State Department of Labor show Genesee County’s jobless rate for November at 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent in October.
See numbers HERE for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties
A Wyoming County native has signed with the Bills.
23-year-old Derek Buttles is a 2007 Letchworth High School graduate who went on to play Division I football at the University of Maine.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end was signed to the practice squad. As a Maine Black Bear, Buttles earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2010 after catching 27 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown.
He will wear Number 88.