posted on February 16, 2012 07:13
How could a facility charged with the protection of animals be the target of a police investigation into animal cruelty?
It has happened in Attica at the Wyoming County SPCA.
State Police have scheduled a news conference at their Batavia Headquarters for later this morning.
In yesterday’s raid, nearly 250 cats were found roaming the Attica facility in what were described as “deplorable” conditions.
Past volunteers said it was only a matter of time until the facility was cited and they blamed long time manager Susan Divila.
The Wyoming County SPCA is a “no kill” shelter that took in more animals than were adopted out.
Divila, according to volunteers, made adoption of the cats too difficult in what they described as “hoarding” behavior.
Fire blamed on sparks from a welding torch burned a barn in Bethany.
The blaze brought six volunteer fire companies to the David Weaver property on Torrey Road around lunch time yesterday.
No one was hurt. The barn was destroyed.
It’s been 7 months now since texting while driving became a primary traffic offense in New York State, and you’d think the arrests have been adding up. But – they haven’t been.
Only 52 people have been ticketed for texting while driving in Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston Counties combined. Genesee leads the way with 23 arrests for texting while driving, but local lawmen suspect that’s a result of the Thruway running through much of the county.
Orleans County recorded only five arrests for texting during the same period.
Eastman Kodak has received court approval to take out a massive loan to keep operating. A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a plan to allow the Rochester-based company to receive almost a billion dollars in loans from Citicorp to keep the company afloat as it goes through bankruptcy proceedings. Kodak filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy last month, and earlier this month announced it was getting out of the digital camera business.
A new poll finds New Yorkers want to roll the dice and take a chance on Atlantic City-style casinos in the Empire State.
A Quinnipiac University survey shows 54% of voters back the creation of such gambling facilities in the state.