posted on June 01, 2011 07:19
It's a big day for New York's newest congressional representative. Kathy Hochul is expected to be sworn in as the representative for New York's 26th Congressional District today in a ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House.
The Democrat Hochul pulled an upset last week, defeating Republican Jane Corwin in the heavily Republican district to win the seat left vacant by former Congressman Christopher Lee.
Lee resigned from office after he was caught sending shirtless photos of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.
A Warsaw man is sentenced to 14 years in state prison for possessing child pornography. 51-year-old Patrick Roney possessed computer equipment containing more than 600 images of pornography depicting children under the age of 12.
Police arrest a suspected thief just minutes after the reported armed robbery of a convenience store in Albion.
19-year-old Jordan Askew was charged with robbing the Sugar Creek store on West Avenue in Albion early yesterday.
Police said Askew did not display a weapon, but managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. About 20 minutes after the reported robbery, Askew was stopped by Holley Police and taken into custody. Askew was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.
A large-scale restructuring is on the horizon for area Catholic elementary schools.
Officials with the Diocese of Buffalo have begun to implement a strategic plan they call, “Faith in Tomorrow.”
The plan is meant to sustain Catholic education in Western New York.
Diosean officials concede that some schools will have to close in order to sustain the system, but they declined to say how many would have to close or when.
Genesee County currently has two Catholic elementary schools: St. Joseph’s in Batavia and the smaller Holy Family School in LeRoy.
A car fire on Pratt Road in the Town of Pembroke.
The owner of the car, 20-year-old Anthony Pizazza, told police what happened.
Anthony said he had gone to the gas station earlier in the day, filled a gas can, and brought it home in the backseat of the car.
Later in the day, Anthony noticed some of the gasoline had apparently leaked out of the can onto the floor.
That’s when Anthony decided to open a window in the car and as he did - his cigarette fell out of his mouth.
The car was destroyed, the siding on his home was scorched and another vehicle in the driveway was damaged. Anthony was burned on his hands and feet and was treated at the scene by Mercy EMS.