posted on October 31, 2011 07:19
Murder in the parking lot of Wal-mart in Albion.
45-year-old Kathleen Byham was stabbed multiple times as she walked to her car around 7:00pm last night. She was rushed to Medina Memorial Hospital where she died 40 minutes later.
Using Wal-Mart surveillance video, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras and charged him with 2nd-degree Murder.
He has been identified as 24-year-old Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco.
Two other men, identified as Mexican nationals, were with Rodriguez-Flamenco but were not involved in the killing. They were turned over to the Border Patrol.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies have made no connection between Kathleen Byham and her attacker.
Deputies said the killing appears to be a random act of violence.
A Batavia family of eight is homeless this morning after fire raced through their home on Harvester Avenue.
A New York State Trooper on patrol spotted smoke and fire streaming from the second floor of a home at 23 Harvester.
The trooper and a Batavia Police officer called in the fire, and determined that everyone inside had gotten out safely.
Batavia Fire Chief Jim Maxwell said a 10-year-old boy playing with a lighter in a second floor bedroom started the fire.
No one was injured.
Two adults and six children lived in the house. All are being helped by the Red Cross.
Fire officials did not identifying the family who lived in the house.
City property tax records show the home owned by Denise Young. It had an assessed value of $34,000. It was declared a total loss.
A Batavia man is facing charges for leaving a young child home alone while he went to a bar.
26-year-old Scott Tooley of South Main Street, Batavia, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
City Police say the child was left without supervision while Tooley went to a tavern on West Main.
Authorities in Orleans County are waiting for autopsy results today to try and explain how an Albion man died while operating an auger on his tractor.
60-year-old Joseph Navarra died at the scene Friday afternoon along Northwood Drive, in Albion.
Authorities said Navarra was operating an auger attached to the power take-off of his tractor when he somehow got caught in the machine.
Tonight is the time for ghosts, chills and thrills plus lots of candy treats. There's another thought to consider before your children leave the house.
Safety should be the number one priority. Make sure costumes are not flammable and are easy to walk in without getting tangled.
Adding reflective tape to the disguise could help others see your children in the dark – and they should carry a flashlight.
Forecasters are predicting mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers and light winds for trick-or-treaters in Batavia area.