posted on February 08, 2014 07:36
Obama Signs Tillion-Dollar Agricultural Bill
A massive farm bill is in the books.
President Obama signed the measure during an appearance at Michigan State University.
The nearly one-trillion dollar bill will fund agricultural programs for five years.
It reforms subsidies and cuts about eight-billion dollars from federal food stamp programs.
The farm bill was hung up in Congress for a couple of years over disputes about subsidies, dairy pricing, crop insurance and the food stamp programs.
It finally cleared the Senate this week after earlier approval by the House of Representatives.
Five People Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs in Wyoming County Last Summer
Several drug arrests in Wyoming County.
The local drug task force announced the arrests of five people for their alleged involvement selling prescription pills and heroin around Wyoming County.
The drug sale incidents occurred in the Town and Village of Arcade and the Village of Perry last summer.
Most of the defendants have been indicted by a Wyoming County grad jury. All are out on bail or pre-trial release pending future court proceedings.
The following people were arrested:
Brandon Klein, 30, of Arcade was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree (class “D” Felonies) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree after he allegedly sold Klonopin to undercover agents in the Town of Arcade during the summer of 2013.
Megan Miller, 23, of Warsaw, and Cortny Goodman, 23, of Kings Mountain, N.C., were both charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree (class “B” Felony) after they allegedly sold Heroin to undercover agents in the Village of Perry during the summer of 2013.
Christina Orellana, 32, of Perry was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree (class “B” Felonies) and several counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree (class “D” Felonies) after she allegedly sold Diazepam, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone to undercover agents on several occasions in the Village of Perry during the summer of 2013.
Diane Simmons, 35, of Delevan, NY was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, after she allegedly sold Alprazolam and Clonazepam to undercover agents in the Village of Arcade during the summer of 2013.
GCEDC Announces Meeting Open to the Public
The Genesee County Economic Development Center is holding its annual meeting and it’s open to the public.
It will feature the organization’s annual report highlights and will unveil the recipient of this year’s partner of the year award.
Several local politicians are expected to be in attendance, including Congressman Chris Collins.
It takes place Friday, March 7 at Genesee Community College. To buy tickets go to gcedc.com