D&C on its Nojay coverage; NAMI discusses suicide prevention
Assemblyman Bill Nojay's suicide has raised questions about possible fraud charges he was facing. Should the public have access to that information? The Democrat & Chronicle says yes. It's unusual for someone accused of a crime to die before the criminal complaint or indictment can be unsealed.
We talk to the D&C's reporting team of Gary Craig and Steve Orr, who broke the story about possible fraud charges. They not only explain why the newspaper is pushing for public release; they take us through the extraordinary events of Friday that led to their initial story.
What's next for the Republican primary in the 133rd State Assembly District?
We discuss what's next for the Republican primary in the 133rd State Assembly District after the death of Assemblyman Bill Nojay. Nojay was pursuing re-election when he died by suicide last week.
His challenger in the Republican primary is Rick Milne, Mayor of Honeoye Falls. Milne will not automatically be granted a spot on the ballot in November. Instead, Nojay's name will remain on the primary ballot, and if he wins, the party chairs will select a candidate to replace him in the November election.
We talk to Milne about how the race will move forward, his campaign, and his thoughts on the tragedy.