posted on January 09, 2010 13:15
Two persons were injured during a shooting spree in Brockport yesterday. The suspected gunman, Scott Pescara, 41, is in custody after the shooting west of the SUNY Brockport College and the Brockport Central School campus, at 6963 4th Section Road. It happened around 12:50 pm Friday afternoon. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies say that 41-year-old Deputy, Jonathan Strong was shot in the leg. A neighbor of Pescara, 60-year-old Nellie Marshall of Fourth Section Road was shot in the shoulder. The Brockport and Elementary School along with the SUNY Brockport campus were both locked down and all reads in the area were blocked off. Sheriff’s negotiators were able to contact Pescara by phone and then talked him into surrendering. The situation was apparently the result of a domestic situation according to authorities. Pescara is reportedly originally from Albion. Both victims were treated at the hospital and released.
Two persons have been arrested by Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies after what’s been called a domestic incident in the Town of Gainesville.
18-year-old James Dieter has been charged with menacing and 17 year old Meaghan Schiavi has been charged with Criminal Mischief. Both will have a return appearance in Town of Gainesville court.
A Kent man has been charged with felony DWI following a one car accident at the intersection of South Holley Road and North Bergen Road in the Town of Byron late last night. He’s identified as 43-year-old Stuart Newbould of Bridge Road in Kent. He was also ticketed for unreasonable speed and failure to stop at a stop sign.
Harold Ford Junior is pushing back against top Democrats, pressuring him not to run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this fall. Ford says he will not be "bullied or intimidated" by "party bosses," in his strongest statements to date that he is considering a return to politics in a Democratic primary. A Ford spokesman issued a statement late Friday to defend his interest in running. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Mayor Bloomberg to ask him not to back Ford, while former Bloomberg campaign staff held a strategy session with the transplanted New Yorker this week. But Queens Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez says Harold Ford is too conservative for New York Democrats and urges Mayor Bloomberg to stay out.
Congresswoman Velazquez, a one-time Gillibrand rival, says Ford has too moderate of a record on abortion, gun rights, and gay rights. Senator Gillibrand is running in her first statewide election this November. Ford is set to deliver the keynote address next month before the state Association of Black and Puerto Rican Lawmakers in Albany.