posted on August 21, 2013 07:22
The Genesee County Grand Jury has indicted a Canadian man in connection with a brutal beating at a Darien Lake concert.
34-year-old Craig Lawson of Courtland, Ontario is now charged with a felony count of Assault in the second degree.
Lawson, who was originally charged with a misdemeanor, posted bail and went back to Canada following his arrest at the Kid Rock concert on July 5th.
Authorities say his victim, Alden native Jason McNeil, suffered a severe head injury in the attack and remains hospitalized.
The unemployment rate in Genesee County improves.
The jobless rate for July stood at 6.1 percent, down a tenth of a point from June and considerably better than the 7.5 percent jobless rate in the county recorded a year ago.
Local officials have been prepping the University at Buffalo for President Obama’s visit tomorrow. Security sweeps are being conducted, and helicopters have been seen in the area as authorities take security precautions for the president’s visit.
The Seneca Nation of Indians is scouting a location in Western New York to build a new casino.
The Senecas have reportedly hired a local developer to assist in the search.
The Rochester “Democrat and Chronicle” reports the Senecas are looking at Henrietta.
The Senecas already run three casinos in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area.