posted on May 25, 2012 07:17
The Genesee County Drug Task Force swoops in on a suspected urban pot farmer.
25-year-old Ian Blake is accused of growing marijuana in his Swan Street garage.
The task force says they were tipped off to the suspicious situation.
Blake is also facing charges for allegedly selling Oxycodone to an under cover agent.
Blake has been jailed without bail.
A Town of Clarendon man begins a 60 day intermittent jail sentence tonight for chasing down a woman on North Byron Road last year and threatening her with a gun.
38-year-old William Grathouse pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal mischief.
He’ll serve the sentence in the Genesee County Jail.
He is also facing weapons charges in Orleans County.
The City of Batavia has been without a police chief for nearly a month.
At the time former Chief Randy Baker retired, City Manager Jason Molino said a new chief would be nam4ed within two weeks.
Molino now tells WBTA not to expect an appointment for another 2 to three weeks. He declined to elaborate.
The State Legislature is considering a bill that would create a registry for those convicted of felony animal abuse which is similar to that of the sex offender registry.
Those found guilty of the felony crime would have to provide their photo and address to local police so that they could notify area businesses and residents door to door.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer says he approves of the concept of the bill, but he’s feels the door to door notification is antiquated.
Ranzenhofer says that while animal abuse is a serious matter, the protection from sexual predators is more important.
State Senate Democrats have unveiled a new campaign to push for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Democrats have launched a website called PovertyWageNY.com that urges voters to sign a petition urging Senate Republicans to take up the minimum wage proposal. GOP leaders in the Senate have said they don't support Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's proposal to increase New York's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour.
As thousands of New Yorkers hit the road today to begin their Memorial Day weekend, lawmakers in Albany are looking to crack down on chronic dangerous drivers. Two assemblymen have joined with a state senator to support a bill that would permanently pull the driver's license of anyone convicted of three or more serious vehicular offenses such as DWI or vehicular manslaughter.