posted on June 14, 2010 07:28
There has been a major development in the five-year-old murder of Oakfield’s William Fickel.
For the first time, investigators have identified a person of interest in the case.
That person once lived in Oakfield and knew Bill Fickel.
The person of interest in the case is 45-year-old Steven Rebert.
Rebert was arrested on Friday by Pennsylvania authorities for a double murder there in April.
The break in case came earlier this month when Rebert was arrested in the Town of Alabama while visiting relatives. Deputies say Rebert was in possession of a switchblade knife.
Since his arrest, authorities in Orleans County have also termed Rebert a person of interest in the 2007 murder of Kevin Smith in the Town of Shelby.
An Elba man has been arrested for possession of an unlicensed handgun.
Deputies say 47-year-old Fernando Casteneda of Transit Road, Elba, was in possession of an unlicensed Hi Point 40-calibre Semi Automatic pistol.
The discovery was made as deputies were investigating a domestic dispute.
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy was back in the area in his new capacity as candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Duffy made a campaign stop in Warsaw yesterday. He attended a Flag Day ceremony in one of his first campaign stops since being named to Andrew Cuomo's ticket.
WBTA Eye on Government: The Batavia City Council meets tonight.
The mostly routine meeting is expected to include passage of a resolution encouraging the state to alter its sex offender law.
Several council-people want to see tighter limits placed on where sex offenders can live in proximity to schools, playgrounds and child care facilities.
Fire in the Livingston County Town of Conesus.
Authorities say a vacant rental property went up in flames late last night on Route 256.
No one was hurt fighting the fire.
The building was fully involved when fire fighters arrived.
The cause is under investigation.