posted on December 01, 2011 07:18
A Corfu man is one of 10 people arrested in a statewide sting operation in illegal sales at gun shows.
William Smith of Corfu was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of selling a rifle at the Alexander Charity Gun Show this past summer, without conducting a criminal background check on the buyer.
Smith told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle he had no idea until yesterday that he was part of the investigation, launched by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Smith also told the paper he is not a licensed gun dealer and never has been.
Personal sales of rifles from one private individual to another are not subject to the criminal background check.
A federal jury in Rochester has found a Jamaican national guilty of assaulting two federal officers in Batavia.
41-year-old Andrew Wright was detained at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia back in May of 2010. He was awaiting trial in a triple murder case.
It was at the detention center that Wright assaulted the two guards; causing injuries to their eyes and ears.
The administrative pastor of LeRoy’s Holy Family Catholic School says he believes parents can save the school from closure or consolidation.
What concerns Father Mike Rock the most, is whether or not fund-raising and enrollment increases can be sustained long-term. Fr. Rock noted that enrollments at local schools, both public and private, have been declining in recent years.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is speaking out about recent rumors talking about the team potentially trading him away. Miller told reporters Wednesday that he's proud to be a Sabre and wants to stay with the team. A report out of Edmonton last weekend said the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks were discussing a potential trade involving Miller. The Sabres goalie has two years left after this season on a contract that pays him over six-million dollars annually.
New York City has kicked off the holiday season with the 79th annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Tens of thousands jammed Midtown Manhattan to watch the 74-foot Norway Spruce burst to life. The massive tree is adorned with 45-thousand multicolored LED bulbs, flashing strobe lights and a huge Swarovski crystal star. This year the tree needed an additional 15-thousand lights because of its size. It was cut down in early November in the tiny town of Mifflinville, Pennsylvania, where the head gardener of Rockefeller Center just happened to see it while driving along Interstate 80. Visitors can see the tree until January 7th.