posted on January 25, 2013 07:16
A LeRoy woman is facing felony charges in connection with the drug related death of another woman last summer.
37-year-old Heather Price of Genesee Street is charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance
LeRoy Police say Price exchanged prescription narcotic medicine with the victim who was later found dead in Price’s apartment.
The Monroe County Medical Examiners Office determined that the victim died from a combination of fentanyl and methadone.
Price is now locked up in lieu of 50-thousand dollars bail.
The LeRoy Police Department says this is the third fentanyl-related death handled by the Department in the past few years. It asks all citizens to be aware of what medications you are prescribed, use them only as directed, and do not share medication.
Two Avon Central School students were taken to the hospital after their school bus was rear ended by a car.
The accident happened yesterday afternoon on Route 39 near Littleville Road in Avon.
The bus was carrying 7 students. A 12 year-old and a nine year old were taken to Strong Memorial with minor injuries.
The bus driver was also taken to the hospital.
The driver of the car that struck the bus, 33 year old Joseph Szwackowski of Perry, was ticked for following too closely.
Shawn Wetmore, 40, of Maple Street, Batavia, has been jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail following a domestic incident.
Batavia Police say Wetmore kicked a door open near an infant child, started harassing another a woman in the house and threw something at her.
The Genesee County legislature’s long-time clerk has announced her retirement.
Carolyn Pratt has served as clerk for 25 years.
Carolyn has been clerk to 35 legislators since she joined the legislature in 1988.
She will retire March 22.
Governor Cuomo is showing some potential flexibility in his push for a minimum wage increase. Cuomo says his pitch for a 20 percent hike in the state's minimum wage is a "starting point" for negotiations with the Legislature. Business groups have already complained about the plan to push the minimum wage to $8.75, saying such a move would cripple small businesses.
Governor Cuomo is hoping to add to state coffers with the help of a popular lottery game. Cuomo's budget proposal calls for dramatically expanding the rapid-fire Quick Draw game, bringing it to as many as 780 new locations. The proposal would also drop the legal age to play the game from 21 to 18. Quick Draw brought in about $500-million dollars for the state last year.