posted on September 05, 2012 07:23
Two Buffalo men get long prison terms for the shooting death of a Batavia native last year.
35-year-old Joseph Hale, who was originally from Batavia but living in the Buffalo area at the time, was lured to the Allentown neighborhood by two men looking to rob him.
As Hale fled, he was shot in the back by 21-year-old Brandon Haper.
He was sentenced yesterday to 25 years to life in prison.
Harper’s accomplice, 27-year-old Kevin Milon was sentenced to 25-years for manslaughter.
A Batavia child molester has been sentenced to 15-years in state prison.
40-year-old James Little Junior admitted that he repeatedly abused a two-year old child over a three-month period.
He was arrested by Batavia Police in April.
A Town of Alabama man indicted on numerous counts of sex abuse pleads not guilty.
42-year old Earl Sprague was indicted last week on 28 counts sexual abuse of a child over a period of several years.
In county court yesterday, Sprague’s bail was reduced from 50-thousand dollars to 25-thousand dollars.
Some record rainfall in the region.
Both Buffalo and Rochester broke rainfall records yesterday.
The National Weather service says two-point-64 inches of rain fell at Greater Rochester Airport, breaking the old record by an entire inch. Buffalo and Batavia recorded just over an inch and a quarter of rainfall.
While it was certainly wet yesterday, Western New York has experienced one of the warmest summers ever.
The National Weather Service reports that from May through August temperatures were the warmest and the third driest since they began keeping records in 1871.
The hottest days this summer were Aug 3rd and 4th hitting 95 and 96 degrees. He says as a whole this was the hottest four months ever for Western New York.
However we didn’t hit the single day record high of 99-degrees.
Two Republican Assembly members are calling on Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign over his handling of a scandal involving Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
Assembly members Steve Katz and Claudia Tenney said Tuesday Silver's secretive payments to settle allegations of sexual harassment by Lopez toward female members of his staff were highly unethical, if not illegal.
Silver has admitted he brokered a hush-hush settlement with two ex-staffers of Lopez, who has denied the allegations and refused to step down.