posted on January 14, 2010 08:23
Two Batavia missionaries in Haiti at the time of the devastating earthquake, are confirmed safe and in good health this morning.
The two, Sharon Wolf and Zach Ashley, are both members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Batavia.
An Oakfield driver facing a felony charge and DWI.
24-year-old Craig Meyer of Albion Road, Oakfield, was stopped on Route 63 in the Town of Batavia yesterday. Meyer was allegedly drunk and operating his vehicle with a suspended license.
A Stafford woman in trouble for snowmobiling.
30-year-old Melissa Quigley of Main Rd., Stafford, was stopped early this morning and charged with operating a snowmobile while intoxicated, operating it without a helmet and operating the snowmobile without the permission of the owner.
Another case of “sexting” in Livingston County.
18-year-old Donald Gleanson of Avon has been charged with having inappropriate contact with a child via a cellphone.
Gleanson was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Last week a substitute teacher in Mount Morris turned himself in to State Police following a complaint that he was sexting a student.
In response to the Governor’s call for ethics reform, Albany lawmakers are unveiling bipartisan legislation that will revolutionize ethical and campaign finance practices.
The current Legislative Ethics Commission would be divided into investigative groups to review ethical practice in the Senate and Assembly. Another six-member panel would oversee the Governor’s office.
The legislation does not change ethics practices in the judicial branch of government.
If passed, it is expected to take effect in the second half of this year.
In nearby Clarence, a construction worker is the state lottery’s latest millionaire.
49-year-old Robert Baker turned a $5 instant ticket into a million bucks. He'll get $33,000 a year for the next 20 years.
Baker says he’ll help his daughter through college and fix up an old car.