posted on November 11, 2011 07:24
A Batavia couple has pleaded guilty to welfare fraud.
33-year-old Joshua Carney and his 28-year-old wife, Holly, of Spencer Court admitted they collected benefits they were not entitled to.
Social Services Investigators say the couple failed to report Joshua’s commission income from his employer.
The two have agreed to pay back Genesee County $14,017, the amount they fraudulently received.
A Batavia man is behind bars for allegedly breaking another guy’s nose.
21-year-old Robert Williams of State Street, Batavia is locked up
in lieu of one-thousand dollars bail.
The incident happened back in October. Williams is charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct.
Today is Veteran’s Day: government offices and banks will be closed.
Schools are closed and there will be no mail delivery.
A number of Veteran’s Day Observances are scheduled locally:
at 9am, Vietnam Veterans are holding a ceremony at Genesee County Park;
at 10am, a ceremony takes place at the Batavia V-A Medical center;
at 11a.m. at the Upton Monument downtown,
at 11:30am there will be a ceremony at the site of the new Veteran’s Monument at UMMC’s Jerome Center on Bank Street and at 1pm, a Veteran’s Day observance will be held at GCC.
The National Transportation Safety Board is demanding the release of any information that Colgan Air kept secret regarding the training of the pilot and co-pilot in Flight 3407. NTSB officials say they are "disappointed" Colgan withheld from safety investigators internal e-mails which questioned the competence of pilot Captain Marvin Renslow before the deadly flight. Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center in February of 2009, killing 50 people.
A lake effect snow advisory is active for several sections of western New York. The National Weather Service issued the advisory early this morning and it remains active until noon. Cattaraugus and Chautauqua are both under the advisory. Drivers are cautioned to drive carefully and be prepared for rapid changes in road conditions.