posted on August 20, 2012 07:39
Selection of a jury is scheduled to begin today to hear the case against Jaquetta Simmons of Batavia.
The 26-year-old Simmons is charged with assault under New York State’s “Granny Law.”
Simmons is accused of punching a 70-year-old Batavia Wal-Mart cashier last Christmas Eve.
The Granny law makes it felony to cause injury to a person over the age of 65 by a person 10 or more years younger.
The trial will be presided over by Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan.
The community of Bolivar in Allegany County is grieving over the deaths of a woman and two of her grandchildren.
They were killed yesterday when a fire destroyed their home.
A 62-year-old man and a one-year-old child made it out safely.
The grandchildren were two and three-years-old.
A federal grand jury has returned a four count indictment against Medina Attorney Adam Rissew.
The indictment charges the 36-year-old Rissew with manufacturing marijuana and weapons possession.
Rissew was an assistant public defender in the Monroe County Public Defender’s.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to put Gun control on the agenda for the next legislative session in Albany.
But Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, who represents Genesee County in the State Senate, says the gun laws already on the books are sufficient.
He says stricter firearms policies would only hurt those who use guns legally.
Ranzenhofer says before stricter gun laws are written, the current ones should be uniformly enforced.
A new poll shows the race between Republican Chris Collins and Democrat Kathleen Hochul for the 27th Congressional seat is a dead heat. The poll by "Buffalo News and Siena College has Collins leading Hochul 47- to 45-percent, well within the margin of error. Only seven-percent of voters said they were undecided.
The race for the 27th District is drawing attention across the state with millions of dollars of advertising money pouring in on both sides.
A portion of Route 63 in Oakfield remains closed today.
Route 63 has been shut down between Hutton and McCumber Roads.
The roadway began to settle last week, causing state officials to shut it down and begin emergency repairs.
A detour has been posted from Lewiston Road to Route 77.