posted on August 25, 2010 06:56
Two Batavia children were allegedly preyed upon by a registered sex offender half way accros the country.
Batavia Police assisted authorities in Kansas in the arrest of 24-year-old Shane McClelland of Wichita.
McClelland is a registered sex offender and was on parole in Kansas.
Local police say McClelland engaged in on-line communications with two Batavia children, identified only as, "persons under the age of 15."
The communications started last January. Police say the on-line chats became sexually graphic and eventually involved the exchange of pornographic images.
One of the children told their mother and she was able to determine where McClelland was. The case will now be turned over to federal authorities.
The first Leandra’s Law sentencing in Genesee County has been put off until early next month.
Sandra Lynn Pearce of Corfu was scheduled for sentencing yesterday on her guilty plea to a charge of Felony DWI.
Under the tough new state law, Pearce would have been the first person in Genesee County ordered to have an ignition interlock device on every vehicle she may drive.
That device prevents a car from starting if the driver fails a Breathalyzer test for alcohol.
If any local non-profit agency has interest in the former Cristina’s Restaurant property, they have until tomorrow to make that interest known.
Representatives from several local agencies looked over the burned out building yesterday.
Charles Brunsted owns the Cristina’s property. He has set a deadline of tomorrow afternoon for letters of interest in the building.
Brumsted says the code violations at the building have nothing to do with his desire to give the property away.
Native American leaders are going to petition the President for help in their fight with New York State on the issue of cigarette taxes.
Leaders from six Iroquois nations decided to write a letter asking the Obama administration for help in fighting what they feel is direct violation of their sovereignty.
A new state law that would tax cigarette sales on Native American land is scheduled to go into affect on September 1st.
After creating a storm of controversy over the weekend with comments about turning prisons into dorms for welfare recipients, Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's campaign is clarifying the remarks. The Buffalo businessman's staffers say he was talking about transforming unused minimum security prisons by removing all of the bars and security to create a place to live and learn.
The Paladino campaign says the comments over the weekend were, "misinterpreted."
The Bills have ended their training camp at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford. But the final day did not come without some controversy. Head Coach Chan Gailey ran over to a group of fans who he says were spewing derogatory comments about some of the players. Afterward, Gailey told reporters that he was telling those fans why the players would not be signing autographs for them.