Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on March 1, 2019
An Albion man arrested for possessing child porn.
32 year old Andrew Campbell of Albion has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography.
Investigation began last July when a witness contacted the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office after discovering a disturbing video on Campbell’s computer.
The witness reportedly lived with Campbell who was kicked out of the residence last summer at which time the witness turned over the computer and other devices to the police.
Forensic investigators discovered over 100 images and 20 videos containing child pornography on the devices.
Campbell now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine if he is found guilty on the child porn charge.
An Irondequiot resident busted for drunk driving in Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 47 year old Jason Forte on West Main Street Road in the Town of Batavia last night following a motor vehicle crash.
Following a roadside investigation Forte was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and for failing to yield the right of way while entering the roadway.
He is expected to appear in Batavia Town Court on March 21st.
An Irving man arrested for an incident on the Rez.
66 year old Lawrence Isaaz of Brant Reservation Road in Irving was taken into custody on a count of Harassment with Physical Contact following an alleged incident on Bloomingdale Road on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation earlier this month.
Isaac was accused of shoving an individual while at the Community Center on the Rez.
He was arraigned in Alabama Town Court yesterday and is scheduled to reappear in Court on March 7th.
State lawmakers have passed a revenge porn law that could land someone in jail for up to a year.
Governor Cuomo says revenge porn is disgusting behavior which can follow victims for their entire lives.
The crime happens when someone posts intimate pictures or video of an ex or partner to social media without permission and with intention to cause harm.
When the law is signed, New York will join dozens of states with revenge porn legislation on the books.
Governor Cuomo is pushing lawmakers to make the state’s property tax cap permanent.
The governor says he’s fully committed to seeing that the cap is part of the upcoming state budget.
Yesterday, Cuomo spoke of the difficulties families face with high property taxes, noting some people pay less on their mortgage than on taxes.
Since 2011, property tax increases have been capped at two-percent per year.