posted on October 19, 2011 07:43
You'll likely remember the name Ralph “Bucky” Phillips. In 2006, Phillips was the subject of the biggest manhunt in New York State history after he shot and killed a State Police officer. At trial in 2006, Phillips told the judge he was “guilty as hell” of the charges against him.He was convicted on murder charges and received a life sentence in prison.
Phillips back in the news again, after prison officials reportedly found escape-type materials in his cell at the Clinton Correctional Facility. An investigation is underway.
Since his incarceration , Phillips has reportedly been disciplined for 30 prison infractions.
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside the building where Governor Andrew Cuomo was receiving the "Change of the Year" award. The "Occupiers" were displaying their displeasure that the governor wants to eliminate the so-called millionaire's tax.
Cuomo says letting the high-earner income tax surcharge expire would make the state more attractive for businesses.
Meanwhile, the movement to keep the millionaire tax on the books came to Rochester Tuesday afternoon. Protesters gathered at the Liberty Pole to voice their support for the tax on the wealthiest New Yorkers. That tax is set to expire at the end of the year.
An accident on Tuesday morning on South Jackson Street in Batavia has led to a DWI arrest.
23-year-old David Hagan of Williams Street was the driver of a car that smacked a pole and sheared it in half. Police say Hagan fled the scene and was later arrested. He was determined to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Hagan has been charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
A one-vehicle accident on Route 98 in Varysburg on Sunday led to drunk driving charges.
31-year-old Lucas Please on North Java apparently drove his car off the road and struck a sign, a National Fuel line marker, and then a tree.
Please reportedly left the scene and has been charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.