WDNY Local News, Friday, February 16, 2018

Written by on February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Congressman Chris Collins says there isn’t an easy solution to tragedies like the school shooting in Florida on Wednesday. The WesternNew York Republican says this isn’t about gun control. Meanwhile, New York Congressman John Katko says Washington’s inaction on mass shootings is unacceptable and called for both parties to work together to better address this.

New York’s flu season may be slowing down The newest numbers show confirmed flu cases are up seven-percent statewide, but flu-related hospitalization rates are finally dropping. Cases of flu in the region increased only slightly from the previous week Governor Cuomo urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant against the virus and get the flu shot if they haven’t.

Several Livingston County communities will vote for school board members in May and now people who may be interested in running have a way to find out how they can get on the ballot. The Genesee Valley School Boards Association is hosting an informational meeting in Mt Morris to explain just what the school board’s job isand how the election process works. The session will be held Charles G. May Center, in Mount Morris on March 7th. If you’re interested, you’ll need to sign up. We have put that contact information on the local news page of our website.[Tom Cox, GVSBA Executive Director, attcox@gvboces.orgor Sandra Lee James atsljames@gvboces.org.]

Deputies in Monroe County think two bodies found in an underwater car belong to a missing couple from Perinton. Deputies pulled an SUV out of the Genesee River on Thursday and found two bodies inside. They appear to be Robert and Mary Ross, who’ve been missing since January. The sheriff said the medical examiner still needs to confirm their identities.

Two people are injured in a derailment in Wyoming County. A Norfolk Southern freight train out of Buffalo derailed in Attica on Thursday afternoon. The eastbound train was moving automobiles and ten rail cars left the tracks. The conductor and engineer were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive. The cleanup could take days. The cause is under investigation.

Governor Cuomo is not releasing the identity of people he recently pardoned 39-people charged as adults for crimes committed as minors had been pardoned as part of Cuomo’s Youth Pardon Program to grant conditional pardons for non-violent and misdemeanor criminals who have been on the right path for ten-plus years. The governors’ office says it won’t tell who they are.

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