posted on February 01, 2013 07:26
A Lake Effect snow watch has been posted for Batavia and Genesee County.
The watch is in effect from this evening to tomorrow evening.
Potential accumulations of six inches or more are possible along with reduced visibility.
A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been posted for Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
A LeRoy man involved in more than a dozen local burglaries will spend the next 15 years in prison.
25-year-old Russell Cessna of Pleasant Street, LeRoy, received the maximum sentence under a plea agreement reached in county court.
He was also ordered to pay over 32-thousand dollars in restitution.
Three of Cessna’s burglary victims spoke at sentencing.
One had their wedding ring and graduation ring stolen by Cessna.
Judge Robert Noonan received letters of support from Cessna’s family.
However, one letter obtained by the District Attorney’s Office was written to a former girlfriend. Noonan called the letter “vile” and defense attorney Jerry Ader said it was written when Cessna was coming down from a severe addiction to heroin.
Ader said Cessna is “troubled” and has “mental health issues.”
A Fairmont Avenue man has been sentenced to three months intermittent jail time for welfare fraud.
35-year-old Lee Heckman pleaded guilty in March to knowingly obtaining almost $2,200 in welfare and food stamp benefits over a four-month period.
Heckman is a self-employed scrap recycler and he did not disclose his earnings during that time period.
Since the plea, Heckman has repaid the Department of Social Services in full but he’s been disqualified from future benefits.
A LeRoy man has been arrested on two gun violations.
Deputies charged 54 year old Howard Shultz of Keeney Road with criminal possession of a weapon and discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a residence.
Deputies say a previous felony conviction prohibits Schultz from possessing firearms.
More New Yorkers appear to want the state to act on achieving equal pay for women. That's according to a Quinnipiac University poll that looked at some proposals Governor Cuomo made in his State of the State address earlier this month. Some 53-percent of voters surveyed say equal pay for women should be the highest priority for Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature.