posted on April 03, 2013 07:17
A Batavia teenager is facing prison time after pleading guilty to charges of attempted burglary.
19-year-old Francis Smith was arrested for allegedly breaking into a home on Washington Street on New Years Day. He was also facing charges for a string of other burglaries.
He faces a maximum of 14 years. Sentencing set for next month.
More people are working in Genesee County.
The county’s unemployment rate improved by a half-point from January to February.
The February jobless rate stood at 9-percent, down from 9.5 percent a month earlier.
Orleans and Wyoming Counties also showed improvement.
Batavia Police say a 13-year-old girl remains missing.
Chelsea Darnley Emondt-Fauel is considered a runaway.
Police say she could still be in the Batavia area or may have gone to Buffalo or Niagara Falls.
New York’s SAFE act, the gun control law, has a cost being felt locally.
Monroe County estimated the cost of processing those opt-out forms at around 177-thosuand dollars.
Those forms keep pistol permit holders from being listed in public databases.
Genesee County Clerk Don Read has not put a dollar amount on the cost but calls the process, quote: burdensome.
He said the office was handling 200 opt-out requests a day…but it is now down to about 50.
The Rochester International Air Show is falling victim to the federal sequester budget cuts. The air show was scheduled to take place June first and second, but has now been postponed because of the budget cuts. The U.S. Department of Defense says all aerial demonstrations were ordered to halt after April first unless a federal budget resolution was reached. The event was going to be held at the Greater Rochester International Airport, and would have featured the Air Force Thunderbirds.