posted on May 18, 2012 14:24
(A technical problem caused the delay in posting this morning's summary)
A deadly accident in the Town of Oakfield.
84-year-old Laverne Bridges of Fisher Road was found dead yesterday in a wooded area behind his home.
Investigators said a chain saw was nearby along with a 10-inch diameter tree that had apparently come down on bridges while he was cutting it.
His family said they had last seen Mr. Bridges on Wednesday afternoon. A neighbor found his body yesterday.
A Batavia woman is behind bars this morning facing a felony count of criminal contempt.
23-year-old Rae Cook of Liberty Street is accused of striking a person several times. That person, police had, had an order of protection from Cook.
Cook is jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.
New York State’s annual “click it or ticket” program kicks off this Monday.
Law enforcement will be out in full force checking for car seats to be installed properly and for passengers to be wearing their seat belts. Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble with the Genesee County Sherriff’s department says motorists will be experience seat belt check points over the next few weeks.
He says it’s a zero tolerance program and drivers can be fined up to $100 if a child under the age of 16 is found not wearing a seat belt.
Genesee Community College is asking the County for more money.
The college wants an increase of $50,000 in its annual appropriation from county taxpayers.
GCC has presented the county legislature with a $37-million budget for next year.
The budget would increase tuition for full-time students by $75 per semester.
Legislature Chairwoman Mary Pat Hancock says she isn't sure that the money will be available.
GCC’s New President, Dr. James Sunser, says the $50,000 increase in the county's share represents about 5 percent of the county budget.
The full county legislature must approve the colleges 2012-13 budget.