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Earl Sprague
A Genesee County Jail inmate has been indicted for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill another person connected to his criminal case.
42-year-old Earl Sprague, from the Town of Alabama, was arrested and jailed this past summer on multiple charges of sexual abuse.
Authorities at the time said Sprague was accused of abusing two girls under the age of 11.
This latest indictment charges Sprague with a felony count of criminal solicitation for allegedly trying to arrange the murder of someone connected with the sex abuse case.

A Rochester mother accused of setting a fire that killed four of her children is expected to enter a plea today. 
Bobbie Kugler is likely to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal that will leave her with a prison term of five to 15 years.  
The 31-year-old Kugler stands accused of manslaughter and arson after she burned pictures of her boyfriend and threw then on a dresser in her Grape St. home last February.  
The four children perished in the ensuing fire. 

New York's top environmental regulator hopes there's a decision soon regarding hydrofracking.  
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens says he believes New York leaders will be able to make a determination on the controversial drilling practice by the end of February. 
High-volume hydrofracking was first put on hold by the DEC in July of 2008, when its environmental review began. 
The debate over hydrofracking has reached a fever pitch in recent months.

It appears New York State residents want to hit the jackpot more than folks in any other state.  
New U.S. Census numbers show New York State tops the nation in lottery ticket sales, bringing in roughly seven-billion dollars last year.  New York also ranked first in lottery prizes awarded, at roughly four-billion dollars.


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