posted on February 27, 2014 07:23
A Wyoming County woman dies in a two car crash in Attica.
54-year-old Terry J. O’Neil of Varysburg apparently lost control of her car on partially snow covered Route 98 near Lindsey Road yesterday afternoon.
O’Neil’s car slid broadside into the opposite lane and struck a second vehicle was operated by 88 year old Richard Rudolph of Akron.
Rudolph, a former legislator from Pembroke, was taken to ECMC in Buffalo with what troopers said were non-life threatening injuries.
Ms. O’Neil was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital with a severe head injury. She died later in the afternoon.
In Orleans County an electrician was hurt when he fell from a hydraulic boom truck on a jobsite in Kendall.
62-year-old Allen Harter of Canadaigua had climbed up to a platform and was preparing to sit down in the boom operators chair when he lost his footing and fell about 8 feet to the ground.
Harter was taken to Strong Memorial for treatment.
The former Alabama man currently serving a 21-year prison sentence on child abuse charges will not face a second trial.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman has decided to drop all remaining charges against 42-year-old Earl Sprague.
Friedman would only say that a determination was made that they could not proceed with the remaining charges.
Sprague was convicted of 28 counts of sexual abuse in December. He was facing additional burglary and sex abuse charges.
Congressman Chris Collins is one of three representatives working to prevent federal tax dollars from going to provide free college education to prison inmates.
He along and two co-sponsors from New York have introduced the “Kids Before Cons” Act.
It is in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide college classes to inmates.