posted on September 29, 2010 07:17
A Genesee County Court jury has found that Ronald Wendt was drunk and driving recklessly when he pulled his pick-up truck in front of a car and killed a teenage girl inside.
The 25-year-old Wendt of Alexander was found guilty on all 11 counts against him stemming from a crash last summer on Route 20 in Darien.
18-year-old Katie Stanley of Dansville died in the crash.
Wendt was the first person in Genesee County charged and convicted under a relatively new Vehicular Homicide law. He could get up to 25-years in state prison. Sentencing has been set for November 15th. Read full story HERE.
Andrew Cuomo made a campaign stop in Buffalo, the hometown of his Republican challenger Carl Paladino, to unveil his plans for the New York economy.
A day after Conservative candidate Rick Lazio bowed out of the race, Cuomo says New Yorkers are left with a clear choice between a self-proclaimed moderate Democrat and his opponent, whom he calls an extremist.
The Paladino campaign calls Cuomo's job plans "empty promises."
New York's Democratic senators are enjoying leads over their Republican challengers. A new Marist Poll has 58-percent of voters statewide supporting Senator Charles Schumer compared to the 37-percent who say they'll vote for Republican Jay Townsend. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has received 52-percent of the likely vote while Republican challenger Joe DioGuardi has gotten 41-percent.
New York State is returning some of our tax money to Genesee County.
The state has announced a grant of $3.9-million to extend short-line rail service to the new Genesee Agri-Business Park in the Town of Batavia.
The money is coming from the 2005 Transportation Bond Act.