posted on December 15, 2011 07:15
The illegal immigrant charged in the October stabbing death of an Albion woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot has now been indicted for murder.
The Orleans County Grand Jury has handed up a five count indictment against 24-year-old Luis Rodriquez-Flamenco.
He is accused of stabbing 45-year-old Kathleen Byham multiple times in an apparent attempt to steal her car in the parking lot of the Albion Wal-Mart.
Rodriquez-Flamenco has been indicted for murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
He remains locked up without bail.
A familiar name has been tapped by Batavia Republicans to fill a vacancy on City Council.
He is Brooks Hawley, son of State Assemblyman Steve Hawley and grandson of former Assemblyman Stephen Hawley.
Brooks Hawley says he’s ready to serve:
"I have a family that has been around Batavia for a long time. Now, I have my own family. I want Batavia to be a great place to live. I want it to be an affordable place to live. I want businesses to flourish and create more jobs."
The City GOP has tapped former councilman James Russell to fill a second at-large vacancy.
Hawley and Russell are expected to be seated at the council’s January 9th meeting.
New Yorkers are weighing in on a push for every state to ban all types of cell phone use while driving. The National Transportation Safety Board has no authority to create a nationwide ban, but is calling on individual states to pass laws that prohibit drivers from talking, texting, and emailing on their phones, even while using hands-free devices. New Yorkers are mixed on the idea, with some believing hands-free devices are completely safe, while others feel a full ban would cut down greatly on the number of accidents.
The skies aren't friendly over New York City for Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
While the GOP candidate was in the Big Apple raising money, the Democratic National Committee hired an airplane to tow a sign reading "Bet You 10K Romney's Out Of Touch."
New York Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs says Romney's proposed ten thousand dollar bet in a recent debate showed his "true colors."
The plane paced up and down the Hudson River on Manhattan's West Side for several hours.