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Highway death in the Orleans County Town of Kendall.
36-year-old Nicole Gaulin was killed yesterday afternoon when she failed to negotiate a curve on Roosevelt Highway, ran off the road, and struck a cluster of trees.
Nicole Gaulin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies said Gaulin was alone in her car at the time of the crash.

The search for a missing man in the Town of Caledonia continues today.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies are combing a small area of thickly-weeded swamp after discovering an abandoned vehicle on Sand Hill Road in the Town of Caledonia.
The vehicle was found registered to 44-year-old Bruce Reynolds of Greece. He was reported missing on April 15th.
Major Christopher Smith with the Sheriff’s Department says foul play is not suspected. Several K-9 units were called in to help in the search yesterday.

A Genesee County jury finds a Batavia man guilty in less than 30 minutes.
27-year-old Leon Bloom was convicted of Grand Larceny in Genesee County Court yesterday.
Authorities say Bloom tried to cash three bad checks at Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union in March of 2009. The checks were drawn on a closed account with HSBC.
Bloom was able to cash the first two checks. When he handed over a third, the bank teller became suspicious, and left the counter to consult a bank manager. At that point, Bloom fled the scene.

He will now face anywhere from one-and-a-third to three years behind bars.
The checks were connected with a closed HSBC account in the name of Jessica Langmaid-Culver. She had distributed the checks to friends. Last week, Langmaid-Culver pled guilty to a Grand Larceny charge.
A third suspect, Langmaid-Culver’s husband Thomas Culver, has been implicated in the crime as well. He will face an additional Grand Larceny charge in court in July.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the day as an environmental teaching opportunity.  Nelson's idea caught on quickly.  Today, it's estimated that more than one billion people in 190 nations will mark Earth Day in one way or another.
 
Earth day is being celebrated here in Batavia at United Memorial Medical Center.  Employees are planting two trees near the Admissions Entrance to the hospital. The ceremony will take place at 2 this afternoon.

A civic group, the citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has put out a list of the 11 worst Governors in the US.  And you’ll never guess who one of them is.  Not to be shocked the name of New York Governor David Paterson is on the list…he’s joined by California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and by South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford who hiked the Appalachian trail to Brazil to meet is soul mate.  Patterson’s urging a domestic violence victim to drop charges against his aide, was a major reason that he Paterson is on the list.  In all 9 of the worst governors on the list are republicans and two are democrats, including Paterson.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued State Majority Leader Pedro Espada Junior on Tuesday for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from his publicly supported not-for profit health care organization in the Bronx.  Cuomo said he expects criminal charges will follow against the controversial lawmaker stemming from ongoing investigations into Espada's heavy-handed control of the community organization, which he formed to provide health care to poor people.  Cuomo alleged that Espada used the business to enrich him self as well as family and friends.

Now State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Junior responded in a late afternoon news conference on Tuesday, calling Cuomo a political opportunist who was more interested in advancing his gubernatorial ambitions than protecting New Yorkers.  Espada denied all the accusations, calling Cuomo's charges lies and falsehoods that won't hold up in court.  Cuomo's suit charges that Espada pilfered money from the community care group he created in 1978 to serve some of the state's poorest neighborhoods.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state could run out of money by June.  DiNapoli has reported that the state finished the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a General Fund balance of two-point-three-billion dollars.  DiNapoli says big bills are piling up and there may not be enough cash to cover them.  The Comptroller is urging the governor and the Legislature to agree on a realistic budget that aligns revenue with spending and isn't a replay of last year's buy-time budget.  State budget officials project the General Fund will end the months of May, June, July and August with a negative balance.  DiNapoli notes that would be unprecedented, indicating growing fiscal stress and historically low cash flow levels.

 

 

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