posted on June 13, 2013 07:26
A Livingston County rape suspect, who has eluded police for nearly 30 years, is back in custody.
66-year-old Gary Smith was arrested in West Jefferson Ohio last week and returned to Livingston County where he has been wanted on charges of rape, sodomy and kidnapping.
He disappeared when he failed to show up for his trial in 1985.
The incident dates back two years earlier. Police said Smith forced a woman into his car at the intersection of Routes 39 and 20A.
Smith claims to now have terminal prostate cancer.
He was arrested last week when he signed himself into an Ohio nursing home using his real name and social security number.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is resting at home as he continues to recover from cancer surgery.
Kelly underwent surgery last week at Erie County Medical Center. He was diagnosed with upper jaw bone cancer last month.
His prognosis for recovery remains good.
A LeRoy couple is facing a slew of misdemeanor drug charges.
35-year-old Jacqueline Cecere and 33-year-old Brandon Longhany were arrested after a search of their Clay Street home.
Authorities said the search turned up methadone, cocaine, heroin and hypodermic needles.
A Wyoming County man was killed in a one car crash in the Erie County Town of Wales.
34-year-old Justice Gaydek of Strykersville died when his car hit a pile of dirt, a tree limb and then overturned several times.
The Seneca Nation and the Cuomo administration are reportedly close to a deal that would end the long dispute over casino revenues. The tribe claims the state violated their Western New York exclusivity by allowing slot machines at racetracks including Batavia Downs. The Senecas have withheld 600-million-dollars from the state and their host communities over the dispute, which has Cuomo threatening to bring in competing non Indian casinos to the region. The sides met into the evening in Albany yesterday in hopes of reaching a deal.