posted on May 11, 2012 07:25
The two Batavia city firemen accused of bookmaking are off the city payroll.
Gregory Phillips and Brian Bordonaro are now suspended from their jobs without pay.
They are entitled to a disciplinary hearing within the next 30 days.
The two are facing a variety of criminal charges but remained on the city payroll since their arrest in February.
Since their arrest, the two were suspended – with pay.
Investigators said the bookmaking operation handled more than a million-dollars a year. Investigators said some of the bookmaking took place while the two were on the job.
A Darien man gets 5 years in prison for seriously injuring a friend in a car accident.
22-year-old Wyatt Becker pled guilty to Vehicular Assault and Drunk Driving for causing the accident last August that sent his passenger to the hospital.
In County Court yesterday, an emotional Becker read a statement saying that after 5 sober months in jail he was a changed man.
Judge Robert Noonan recognized that Becker took responsibility for his actions, but noted Becker did have a prior DWI conviction on his record.
A Batavia man has been arrested on 3 counts of Criminal Sexual Act.
Police said the arrest of 24-year-old Dennis Benson of Tracy Avenue followed an investigation that Benson allegedly had sexual contact with a teenager three times back in March.
Benson has been released and will answer to the charges in city court on May 30th.
LeRoy School District residents will soon be voting on a $21-million budget for the next school year.
The district is also asking voters to create a capital reserve.
LeRoy Superintendent Kim Cox says a capital reserve is a savings set aside by the district just in case money is needed for a large project that state aide cannot fund.
Cox says right now they are only asking the district to approve the creation of such a reserve. She says there would be a separate vote before they actually use the money.
The school budget vote for all districts in Genesee County is set for this Tuesday, May 15th.
A bill is making its way through Albany these days that would keep teenagers out of tanning booths.
The bill would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds at salons.
Current law only bans those younger than 14, and older teens can use tanning beds with parental permission.
The bill has the support of the American Cancer Society, which says new state health statistics show an alarming increase in the number of melanoma cases in New Yorkers over a ten-year period.