Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on November 15, 2018
The YWCA which reported less than a year ago it may be looking at closing has recently announced the organization is operating in the black.
In a statement released by the YWCA yesterday they say that hiring new Executive Director Millie Tomidy-Pepper was the first step in the right direction and she has led the effort of continued restructuring success.
Following the announcement last March that the organization was on the rocks financially, the YWCA has established a new board of directors, trimmed expenses and refocused its programming.
They say the improvements are thanks to the very generous support of so many in the community and that they are looking forward to a variety of new fundraisers in the coming year that will maintain the current programs offered at the YW.
Alleged Rape in Perry lands a Monroe County man behind bars.
Perry Police arrested 20 year old Shawn Serra of Irondequoit yesterday following investigation into an alleged rape in the Village.
Serra is accused of raping a female victim while back in January of this year.
He was charged with a class E felony count of Rape along with sexual misconduct and forcible touching, which are both class A misdemeanors.
Serra was committed to the Wyoming County Jail on $1,000 bail and is expected back in Perry Village Court in December.
Former Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced to serious prison time.
Joseph Mlyniec was sentenced yesterday to 15 years to life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing Robert Irvine the Third.
Prosecutors say Irvine was a witness in an abuse case involving Mlyniec.
He was shot and killed in the former lawmen’s driveway in Perry in March.
Mlyniec apologized in court for his crime.
LeRoy resident busted for Burglary in the Village.
LeRoy Police were called to a reported disturbance in the Village Sunday where they took 31 year old Chiyannon Bundy of Lake Street, LeRoy into custody. .
Bundy was accused of knowingly and unlawfully entering a residence and of damaging the property of another.
She was charged with a class C-Felony count of Burglary and a class A-Misdemeanor count of Criminal Mischief.
Bundy was arraigned in LeRoy Town Court and released under the supervision of the Genesee Justice Program.
They’ve been off the campaign trails for days, but Congressman Chris Collins and Nate McMurray are still exchanging barbs.
This time, it involves absentee ballot counting in the 27th Congressional District.
McMurray is predicting a dead heat with Congressman Collins if the current counting trend continues.
Collins disagrees, saying McMurray struggles with basic math and that he expects his lead to hold.
The official results are expected next week.
Grab your gloves and shovels, snow is on the way.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Monroe, Orleans, Erie and Genesee counties.
It will be in effect from four this afternoon until seven tomorrow morning. Forecasters say some areas could see about six inches of snow.
There are also concerns about icing, which may make driving difficult.