posted on April 19, 2013 07:16
Four people are in custody in connection with two homicides that took place in the Chautauqua County town of Carroll.
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says the four suspects are all from the Elmira area.
They four are accused of killing 66-year-old Gordon Skinner and his 59-year-old wife Joyce during a home invasion.
Their bodies were found inside their burning home, and officials say they do not believe the attack was random.
A Batavia man pleads guilty to federal charges that he transported a teenage girl across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illegal sex.
The case against 29-year-old Timothy Logsdon surfaced last September when the parents of a missing 16-year-old girl alerted the sheriff’s department that she may be with him.
Eventually, the two were found in Kentucky, after law enforcement officers traced Logsdon’s cell phone.
He admitted to them that he and the girl were planning to go to Tennessee to live together.
The charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.
A baby and two adults are dead and seven others are injured following a horrific crash on the New York State Thruway in the town of Brant. All of the victims are Buffalo residents who were in a minivan that veered off the left side of the highway and slammed into a Thruway Authority dump truck. Police say driver Luis Arroyo, his one-month-old son and Luis Jr and a 29-year-old woman riding in the passenger seat all died in the crash.
Six other children were injured in yesterday's accident, with four of them in critical condition.
Police said the family was returning from Florida where they had attended a wedding.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer says he will add his name to a bill that seeks to repeal New York’s SAFE Act.
Speaking from the steps of the old courthouse in Batavia yesterday, Ranzenhofer also had strong words for the State Police after mistakenly taking away guns belonging to an Erie County man.
New York is officially the nation's yogurt capital. Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York has surpassed California as the nation's top producer of yogurt.
Genesee County is part of the yogurt boom.
Alpina Foods is already making yogurt in the Agri-business Park in the Town of Batavia.
Quaker-Mueller, a larger yogurt manufacturer, is expected to open later this year. New York produced 692-million pounds of yogurt last year, far surpassing the 587-million pounds made in California.