posted on February 14, 2013 07:36
A Byron man allegedly caught in the act of breaking into a LeRoy home this week, is a possible suspect in other burglaries.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say 22-year-old James Leaton was charged this week with breaking into a home on Griswold Road in LeRoy and attempting to steal jewelry.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster tells us Leaton is considered a suspect in a string of local break-ins since the first of the year.
Leaton remains jailed in lieu of 20-thosuand dollars bail.
Fire in the Monroe County Town of Riga has destroyed a barn and 56 animals inside.
The blaze on the O’Brien Road brought in volunteer fire fighters from Genesee County.
The farm is operated by Brian McGormick:
"I ran around the barn to see if I could open it up. I went to open the door but it was hot, too hot to open. We lost all of our equipment and all of our sheep."
McCormick said 36 sheep and 20 lambs perished.
Officials believe an electrical short circuit may have triggered the blaze.
The man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in a dorm room at Brockport State is expected to go on trial this fall.
21-year-old Clayton Whittemore is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut.
A tentative trial date has been set for September 30th.
Whittemore’s attorneys said they plan to employ a defense that claims he was suffering from “extreme emotional disturbance” at the time of the killing.
The Buffalo Sabres have launched a new standby program that will allow fans to obtain tickets to sold out games at the last minute. The new contract between the players and owners requires teams to reserve more tickets for players, league officials and referees. When those tickets go unused, fans will be able to sign up for a standby program 48 hours before a home game, and the team will contact those fans directly several hours before the game to let them know tickets are available.