posted on August 19, 2014 07:27
A Canadian man will serve a year in the Genesee County jail for hurling a punch that left an Alden native with severe injuries that will change his life forever.
35 year old Craig Lawson of Ontario knew what his sentence would be when he entered the Genesee County courtroom yesterday.
He had worked out a plea deal.
Lawson pleaded guilty to second degree assault for punching Jason McNeil once in the face during the Kid Rock concert at Darien Lake last summer.
McNeil suffered a brain injury and was in a coma for weeks. Prosecutor Robert Zickel says McNeil, who now lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will suffer the effects of the punch for the rest of his life.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office releases the names of those involved in a weekend ATV crash that sent fourpeople to the hospital.
The accident happened late Sunday night when 2 ATVs – each carrying a passenger -- collided on Route 5 in the Town of Pembroke.
All four riders were ejected.
The driver of the first ATV, 26-year-old Charles Chatley of Killian Road, Pembroke, allegedly crashed into the second ATV, causing his machine to flip. His passenger, 37-year-old Brenda Smelski was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight, as was 35-year-old Stephen Smelski, who was the driver of the second ATV.
The second passenger, 26-year-old Kristina Rumble, along with Charfles Chatley were taken to UMMC for lesser injuries..
The sheriff’s office says charges are pending.
The couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls from a farm stand in St. Lawrence County had at least three more victims. St. Lawrence County DA, Mary Rain says Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey shackled the girls together while they were held captive inside a home in the Town of Hermon. Right now the couple is charged with kidnapping, but could face additional charges.
The Buffalo Sabres announce they will host the NHL scouting combine in 2015, and 2016. The Sabres made the announcement yesterday. They announced that the combine will be held at the HarborCenter, which is a 147-million-dollar project currently under construction. The HarborCenter will include a hotel, retail shops, and a sports complex and will also be connected to the First Niagara Center.
Wegmans is issuing a recall on Corona beer. The beer is distributed by Constellation Brands Beer Division. They say they are recalling the beer because of a defect with the bottle that may cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into it. The recall includes 12 ounce bottles in either six packs, or 12 packs.