posted on October 10, 2013 07:22
A sewer leak in the basement of an Ellicott Street building forces 10 people to evacuate their apartments.This happened just before 8 p.m. last night at 655 Ellicott. The Red Cross and the landlord relocated the tenants until repairs to the sewer line can be made sometime today.
A home in Pavilion burns to the ground but the brothers, who lived there along with their 10 dogs, are safe today.
Flames erupted in the Telephone Road home of Jim and Ken Bearce around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
Pavilion Fire Chief Paul Dougherty said guns and gunpowder stored in the house posed a challenge to firemen as did the hidden location of the structure.
Ken Bearce said he and his brother were cutting wood at the time.
He had just walked out of his basement to begin stacking the wood when he heard the fire alarm in the basement.
"When I walked back in there it (the basement) was basically fuull of smoke. At that point we thought we better get back upstairs and save the dogs."
The two bothers and all 10 dogs fled the house safely. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A Wyoming County woman has been charged with stabbing another woman in North Dansville.
35-year-old Crystal Beasley of Strykersville was arrested at the scene on a felony charge of first-degree assault.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies said they found a a 23-year-old female had been stabbed twice in the chest.
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Strong Memorial.
Beasley is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
An inmate serving a manslaughter sentence at the Attica Correctional Facility is facing new charges after officials say he was found with a makeshift knife. State Police say 36-year-old Benjamin Dunn was found with the weapon inside the prison's A block. Dunn is charged with promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a weapon. He was convicted of manslaughter for slashing another man to death with a razor in New York City several years ago.
A 30-year veteran of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is retiring today.
Senior Corrections Officer Richard Calkins began his career in 1982 as a part time animal control officer.