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The identify of the man killed in the one vehicle crash along Route 31 in the Orleans County Town of Murray on Thursday night has not been released.  WBTA news has learned that the victim was an employee at Alex’s Restaurant in Batavia.  His Ford Expedition went out of control and struck a tow truck parked at A&M Automotive and Transmissions in Fancher.  Both vehicles burst into flames.  The investigation by Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies is continuing.

 

Two pleas in Genesee County Court on Friday.  39-year-old Cain Catino of Seven Springs road entered a guilty plea to the attempted robbery last month of the Oakfield Family Pharmacy.  Catino will spend one and a half to three years in prison. That will come at his sentencing on November 22nd. Catino was attempting to steal oxycodone from the Pharmacy but was wrestled to the floor by the pharmacy owner and his son. Without the plea agreement he could have gotten from two to four years in jail.  In a further matter Catino’s mother is accused of trying to smuggle drugs to him in the Genesee County jail earlier this month.  Charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and promoting prison  contraband are still pending.  

 

Also in county court Friday morning, 40-year-old Roland Reed entered a guilty to Driving While Intoxicated charges.  Reed was charged under Leandra’s Law when he was arrested 13 days ago when stopped on East Main Street in Batavia.  Two children ages 8 months and two years old were in the car at the time of the stop.  Reed will face one to four years in state prison.  He had been jailed on 25 thousand dollars, but has been released under the supervision of Genesee County Justice.

 

Money missing from a Town of Bennington residence has led to the arrest of a woman.  19-year-old Ariane Muller of Alden has been charged with petit larceny for stealing the money.

 

A stabbing incident back on August 17th in the Wyoming County Village of Pike has led to an indictment by a Wyoming County Grand Jury.  The indictment names 17-year-old Thomas Hyde of Warsaw.  He has been charged with tampering with physical evidence for his role in the August incident.  He’s in jail with bail set at 10 thousand dollars.  Hyde, who was on probation at the time of the incident is also being held with no bail on the charge of violation of probation.

 

A traffic stop on route 63 in the Town of Batavia last night led to an arrest.

19-year-old Matthew Hinze of Batavia was found to be smoking marijuana and possessing a quantity of marijuana in his vehicle.  He has been charged with Driving With Ability Impaired by Drugs and with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  A charged of a loud/inadequate muffler and license plate violation was thrown in for good measure.

 

New full body scanners are unveiled at Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports.  Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano was in New York City Friday demonstrating the new passenger screening technology.  The Advanced Imaging Technology unit has the ability to see through passengers clothing to detect hidden objects.  Some passengers at Kennedy Airport say the screening machines are an invasion of privacy, while others don't object, if it means better safety.  Passengers can opt to be patted down instead of going through the new AIT machines, that are already installed at more than 60 airports.  The new cutting edge technology shows a chalky detailed naked outline after scanning the front and back of a passenger's body.

 

The two main candidates for governor made several campaign stops in upstate New York on Friday.  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo said in Utica that jobs are a big issue in upstate New York.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino stooped at four places including Binghamton.  Paladino scoffed at poll numbers showing him behind Cuomo by 37-points and criticized the media for saying he is falling apart.

 

 

 

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