posted on September 21, 2010 07:17
A Batavia man is facing a felony charge today after his attempt to rob an Oakfield pharmacy was foiled by store employees.
State Police said that 39-year-old Cain Catino of Seven Springs Rd., Batavia, entered through the rear door of the Oakfield Family Pharmacy shortly after Noon yesterday and walked behind the counter.
He demanded Oxycodone, a prescription painkiller.
Troopers said Catino then reached into his pocket as if going for a weapon. That’s when Pharmacist Joe Miles and another store employee took him down.
There were no weapons.
Catino has been charged with Attempted Robbery.
A young Attica man is facing a charge of Drunk Driving.
Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say 18-year-old Clayton Lounsberry was westbound on Saga Road when his car left the roadway and struck a tree.
Lounsberry, according to authorities, left the scene and managed to drive home.
Once he got there, an ambulance was called for his injuries.
Police showed up too and arrested Lounsbery for DWI.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino is apparently trying to bait his Democratic opponent into debating him.
In an open letter sent to Andrew Cuomo, Paladino charges the state Attorney General does not have the "cojones" to debate him.
The letter also suggests Cuomo is trying to ride into office on his father, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo's legacy.
State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has responded to the letter, saying Cuomo, quote, "is happy to debate Carl Paladino just as soon he (Paladino) finishes the debate going on inside his own head."
A jury has been chosen to hear the vehicular homicide case against Ronald Wendt of Alexander. The 12-member panel was seated yesterday. Alternate jurors must still be selected before opening statements can begin.
Wednt is charged in connection with a 2009 accident that killed Dansville teenager Katie Stanley and injured three other young people who were returning from a concert at Darien Lake.
Yahoo's new data center in Lockport is online. The company and elected officials cut the ribbon on the facility yesterday. Yahoo touts the new center as one of the most environmentally friendly in the industry. At one point, Genesee County was in the running as a location for that facility.