posted on April 17, 2013 07:23
A Batavia man is facing a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted on numerous child sexual assault charges.
Michael Lewis was convicted yesterday by an Ontario County jury on eight counts of predatory sexual assault on a child and 26 counts each of first, second and third degree rape.
The jury finds that Lewis repeatedly sexually assaulted two daughters of his former girlfriend in 2010 and 2011 in Bloomfield.
Both girls were under the age of 14.
Lewis remains jailed without bail, with sentencing slated for June 26th.
Three young New York City area women, living in a College Village apartment, have been arrested on a charge of criminal nuisance.
The safety staff at College Village found the smoke detector in the apartment had been covered up, making it inoperable.
The three were also charged with possession of marijuana.
A public hearing has been rescheduled into a million dollars worth of tax incentives for a new retail development on Veteran’s Memorial Drive.
COR Development plans to renovate the former Lowes store to make way for a new Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The public hearing was originally scheduled for April 23 at 4, but due to complaints from residents who work at that time of day, the meeting has been moved to April 30 at 7 in the evening.
The hearing will be held in Batavia Town Hall.
Eastman Kodak is paying employee bonuses once again.
The company suspended bonuses last year during their chapter eleven bankruptcy reorganization.
Company officials say hourly workers will be receiving a five-and a half percent bonus on April 25th, while executives will receive performance based bonuses.
Buffalo city officials say there will be increased security when the Buffalo Marathon is held next month. Marathon officials say they expect to see an increase in runners for the May 26th event, as many people may choose to run as a tribute to the victims of the Boston bombings.