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Orleans County lawmen have been forced to lock-up one of their own.

35-year-olld Shawn Nicholson of Medina, an Orleans County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer, has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the county jail in Albion.
Nicholson, a six year veteran with the sheriff’s office, has been under investigation for several weeks.
The probe was capped last night with a sting operation.
Nicholson was arraigned on a variety of charges of promoting prison contraband, and ordered jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Nicholson is being held in the Genesee County Jail.

Police in Wyoming County are looking for a pair of thugs who broke into a Village of Perry Home and beat-up an elderly woman.  
Police say they were called to the home on Hanley Street in Perry early Saturday evening. The masked intruders roughed up the 88 year old woman who owns the house, ransacked the place and then escaped with an undetermined amount of cash. The woman was not able to identify her attackers.

An Ellicott Street man is behind county bars this morning for allegedly 
Striking a child with a belt.
59-year-old Julious Murphy is charged with Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a child.
Batavia Police said Murphy struck the child multiple times, leaving bruises. He has been jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.

U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she is introducing a bill this week that will crack down on gun trafficking.  Gillibrand says the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act will come down hard on dealers who disregard background checks and sell guns illegally.  
Gillibrand says the bill will empower local and federal officials to prosecute gun traffickers, but still protect responsible gun owners.
Gillibrand’s bill comes on the heels of a statewide investigation by the New York Attorney General that resulted in charges against 10 gun dealers, one of them from Corfu.

New York ranked second in the nation last year for how much state employees are paid.  The Center for Government Research finds the state right behind New Jersey and ahead of California in annual government salaries, which here averages about 55,600 dollars.  Governor Cuomo and the state workers unions agreed this year to freeze pay for the next several years and require workers to pay more for health benefits.

Better think twice before throwing away any battery that can be recharged.  That's because starting today a new statewide law goes into effect which bans the disposal of any rechargeable battery.  That means everything from cell phones and laptops to those rechargeable alkaline batteries.  You will have to bring them to a recycling container which can be found at most major electronic retailers.  The law was signed a year ago by then-Governor David Paterson.
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