posted on March 21, 2012 07:25
The Genesee River in Rochester has given up the bodies of two men believed to be the Oakfield brothers missing for more than a month.
The bodies were spotted by a State Police helicopter near the Elmwood Avenue Bridge in Rochester. The bodies were found among river debris and floating a mile apart.
The brothers, David and Michael King, were last seen on February 19th trying to cross the I-390 on foot above the Genesee River.
An autopsy will be performed today to determine positive identification.
There were only a handful of contested races in Genesee County village elections:
In the Village of LeRoy: two Democrats have been elected to the village board. James Bonaquisti and Michael Tuicci won four year terms.
Democrat Greg Rogers was elected mayor, he ran unopposed.
George Brady chose not to seek re-election.
In Bergen: Paul Cooper and Scott Morgante were elected to the village board.
In Oakfield, Jeremy Yasses won a special election to fill an unexpired seat.
A brief court appearance for two Batavia firemen and another man accused of running an illegal gambling operation.
The three appeared in city court yesterday. The case was quickly adjourned until April 17th.
Firefighters Gregory Phillips and Brian Bordinaro are accused of taking bets while on duty at the city fire station.
A Batavia woman is facing several felony charges of tax fraud.
40-year-old Heidi Schollard of Bank Street is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Authorities accuse Schollard of stealing the money from two elderly women she cared for. She’s also charged with filing false tax returns.
A Yates County man is headed behind bars for a crash that killed six members of the Amish community last year. Steven Eldridge received a 12-to-24-year prison term Tuesday after he pled guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs. Eldridge admitted he was high on cocaine and prescription drugs when he crashed into a van carrying 14 Amish farmers from nearby Steuben County on July 19th of last year. Six of the farmers died in the crash.
A pair of influential state unions will not follow the action of another powerful union in withholding political support from lawmakers over the pension reform argument. Leaders for NYSUT and AFL-CIO say they have no plans to follow the Civil Service Employees Association's decision to yank political endorsements and campaign cash for lawmakers following the approval of the controversial Tier Six pension reform plan.