posted on June 16, 2010 07:20
Local Congressman Chris Lee is under investigation by the Congressional Ethics Office.
Lee, and seven other members of the House, are being questioned about votes on financial regulations in return for campaign contributions.
Lee tells The Buffalo News the investigation by the Ethics Office is a random audit. Lee said neither he nor any member of his campaign staff did anything wrong.
The Ethics Office own website says that almost half of the preliminary investigations they begin, such as the one involving Lee, end in the early stages with no wrongdoing found.
Governor Paterson warns a potential government is still possible without a budget deal in place. The governor is asking state lawmakers to pass another round of budget legislation today with cuts to public safety, economic development, and transportation. Governor Paterson says he will likely include the same budget cuts in the next emergency-spending plan for next Monday, should lawmakers vote down the proposal today.
A LeRoy man has been arrested and jailed on a felony assault charge.
23-year-old Philip Niccloy of Summit Street, LeRoy allegedly punched another man so hard, he broke bones in the man’s face that required surgery.
Niccloy has been locked up in lieu of 2-thousand dollars bail.
New York has moved a step closer to adopting a no-fault divorce. As it stands now, the New York is the only state in the nation that does not allow for a no-fault divorce. Couples must assign blame for the failure of a marriage under current law, through adultery, abandonment, or remain legally separated for a year. However, a new bill passed in the state Senate would grant couples a divorce after a separation of six months or more and after all financial and custody issues have been resolved. The measure now moves on to the state Assembly.
Your first chance to meet the 2010 Batavia Muckdogs is tonight. The team is holding a "Pep Dog Rally" tonight at Dwyer Stadium. It gets underway at 6p.m. Your can meet the players, get autographs … talk baseball.
The Muckdogs home opener is this Saturday night. The first game is Friday night at Auburn.
Hear all home games and many away games with Pat Malacaro calling the play-by-play on AM 1490 WBTA and streamed on the internet at WBTA1490.com.