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Written by on February 14, 2019

Three Lockport residents have been arrested and charged in connection with the overdose death of a Medina resident and serious injury to others.
29 year old Bruno Haney the second, 26 year old Marissa DeCarlo and 27 year old James White all of Lockport, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in serious bodily injury and death.
Medina Police found an individual identified as W.S. unresponsive and in cardiac arrest in late March of 2017 who later died.
Officers found the victim in possession of heroin laced with fentanyl and subsequent investigation into their text message records indicated White had supplied the deadly drugs.
In October of 2018 a second victim who had to be resuscitated with two doses of Narcan following an overdose from fentanyl laced heroin, later identified her drug dealers as Haney and DeCarlo.
The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life.

A Bethany resident busted for drunk driving after an accident in Elba.
21 year old Nicholas Kabalan of Batavia Bethany Townline Road was hit with a litany of charges after deputies were called to a property damage accident on Route 98 in Elba late yesterday night.
Kabalan was charged with DWI, Drinking and Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and a traffic violation for driving at an unreasonable speed.
He was released with appearance tickets for March 20th in Elba Town Court.

Batavia Downs has announced a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
The Downs has booked five tribute bands and artists who played at the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.
The Down’s tribute show has been dubbed, “Batavistock” and will be held this summer on Saturday, July 20th. The concert headliner is singer Melanie” who performed at the original Woodstock.
Complete details on Bataviastock can be found by clicking here.

If you use E-Z Pass on the state Thruway and received a speed warning last month, you may get to ignore the notice.
The Thruway Authority says many E-ZPass users got a speeding notice in the mail, warning that their account could get suspended following the next violation.
However, those warnings were meant for drivers speeding through toll booths.
The Thruway Authority believes the glitch targeted drivers traveling on January 24 and is working to determine how many motorists were affected.

Governor Cuomo has launched a nationwide campaign to fight for tax fairness.
He met with President Trump Tuesday to discuss a 2017 tax law change that capped the State and Local Tax Deduction at ten-thousand dollars.
Cuomo says it’s one of the reasons why New York is facing an over two-billion-dollar budget gap.
He says he’ll be working with other states impacted by the legislation to push for the restoration of economic equity and fairness.


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