posted on July 16, 2014 07:44
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Genesee County jail inmate.
The 36-year-old was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell early yesterday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the inmate’s name, pending the notification of relatives.
Officials said the inmate had been in custody since Saturday on a third-degree grand larceny charge.
Batavia’s fire damaged Bed, Bath and Beyond Store will re-open by the end of the summer.
A spokeswoman for the home furnishings chain confirmed plans to re-open the store by the end of next month although no specific date was announced.
A fire last January extensively damaged the interior of the store and destroyed most of the inventory.
The fire was determined to have been deliberately set, but no arrest was made.
State Police are moving their Batavia based aviation unit to Rochester.
The move will cost Genesee County about 26-thosuand dollars a year in lost rent and even more in fuel sales.
Troopers say consolidating Syracuse and Batavia operations and moving to Rochester will save money.
An Atheist is making history after starting the Greece Town Board meeting a little differently. Dan Courtney delivered the opening invocation at the town board meeting yesterday with the words of the Declaration of Independence, instead of a prayer. Town board meetings are usually started with roll call, the pledge of allegiance and then a prayer. Two months ago the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision involving the Greece Town Board. It says the board has the right to open its meetings with prayer just as long as it doesn't discriminate against those who practice another religion or no religion at all.