posted on March 18, 2011 07:42
Three employees at the Federal Detention Facility in Batavia have been indicted for trafficking in steroids.
39-year-old Richard Lazzaro, 48-year-old Michael Trautman, both of Cheektowaga and 35-year-old Richard Eldridge of West Seneca are all charged with distributing anabolic steroids.
Eldridge is an Immigration Enforcement Agent while Trautman and Lazzaro are Detention Officers.
The charges against the three carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Verizon says it can not wait any longer and has decided not to build a multi-million dollar data center in Western New York.
The facility, in the Niagara County Town of Somerset, would have employed 200 people.
Verizon cited delays caused by a lawsuit filed by the property owner across the street from the proposed data complex.
State Police used a helicopter to no avail in their search for a missing R-I-T student in Steuben County.
21-year-old George Delany has been missing since Saturday.
His car was later found abandon in Steuben County. Troopers are puzzled by this since Delany’s friends say he has no ties to Steuben County at all.
From the “I’m sorry” department:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: he tells Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown he’s sorry for disparaging remarks he made to a room full of developers in New York City. When Mayor Brown was asked if he was still..quote, “pissed off” at Bloomberg, Brown said...he remains disappointed.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul...he’s offered an apology to a Buffalo Businessman who’s family was jolted from their beds last week by heavily armed federal agents.
The raid was part of a child porn investigation.
The businessman was innocent. His neighbor was charged. The neighbor allegedly used the businessman’s unprotected wi-fi connection.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the defensive when it comes to questions about whether state education funding will be restored. After a closed door budget meeting in Albany yesterday, the governor lashed out at school districts and advocacy groups who have warned that the proposed one-point-five-billion-dollars in cuts will lead to teacher layoffs and less programs.
Cuomo said school districts across the state must reduce fraud and abuse.