posted on December 18, 2012 07:21
In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, local schools are left with the nightmare that this could potentially happen anywhere.
Oakfield-Alabama School District Superintendent Mark Alexander says he’s confident in the procedures in place for the two buildings in his district.
Both Oakfield-Alabama buildings have secured entrances that open to the main office or attendant’s office. Visitors who are signed in are not allowed access to any other part of the building until they are verified and a purpose is established.
A Rochester area gun rights group is not letting last Friday's massacre in Connecticut deter it from suing Monroe County over a gun issue. The Shooters Committee on Political Education plans to follow through on its threat to sue the county over a ban on carrying concealed firearms in Monroe County parks. The group maintains that Monroe County has no authority to regulate handguns.
An Oakfield teenager is behind county bars this morning facing a pair of Burglary charges.
18-year-old Jamie Bachorski is facing felony charges for allegedly breaking into a storage shed on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road and a pole barn on Fisher Road this past summer and stealing a total of three ATVs.
Bachorski is locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail.
A former New York state trooper has pleaded guilty to charges of promoting prostitution. Titus Taggart of Amherst was charged after a long investigation that determined that he organized and supervised exotic dance parties that involved prostitutes.
Taggart has been fired by State Police, and faces up to a year in prison when he is sentenced.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has abandoned plans to increase the Thruway toll for trucks by 45-percent.
Cuomo administration officials say a new proposal has been drawn up to close a 90-million-dollar shortfall in the Thruway budget with cost savings and no toll increases. The proposed increase was branded as a $90-million backdoor tax by business groups that would have hurt the already struggling economy.