Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on July 25, 2019
Wyoming County Sheriff reports the death of an inmate.
Sheriff Gregory Rudolph reports the death of 46 year old Rochester resident Timothy Pabone who was in custody of the County Jail Division.
Just before noon on Tuesday a Correctional Officer observed Mr. Pabone unresponsive in his cell and Medical emergency procedures such as CPR and an AED were immediately initiated.
Within minutes Monroe Ambulance and emergency medical personnel from the Warsaw Ambulance arrived and further lifesaving efforts were performed. However, at 12:24 p.m. Mr. Pabone was pronounced deceased.
The Wyoming County Coroner responded to the Jail and ordered an autopsy be conducted at the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Pabone was initially picked up by Irondequoit Police on a warrant out of Warsaw Town Court for failure to pay fine late Monday night.
He was in a locked cell where the block is under video surveillance and there are no indications of any type of foul play.
Although the cause of death has yet to be determined it is suspected Pabone had some sort of medical event.
Pabone’s death remains under investigation and there is also an internal audit of procedures of the officers that is on-going.
Opening statements and early testimony sheds light on Liberty Street murder case.
In the third day of the trial against 37 year old Richard Hanes, formerly of Holley, Jurors heard opening statements and testimony about the bludgeoning death of 47 year old Raymond Morgan, of Liberty Street, Batavia.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman described the brutality of Morgan’s death telling jurors that Morgan’s body sustained at least 24 blunt force trauma injuries, most likely caused by a hammer.
Friedman also said investigators collected blood samples matching the DNA profiles of both Morgan and Hanes from a bathroom at 5 Thorpe Street, where Hanes resided at the time.
Defense attorney Frederick Rarick said Hanes was in the vicinity of the Liberty Street home on July 24 to purchase drugs from Morgan and claimed that police did not ask for blood or fingerprint samples from other witnesses once Hanes was questioned and his DNA sample was taken.
Jurors will continue to hear the case this morning in Genesee County Court.
If found guilty Hanes faces a life sentence for his second-degree murder charge.
An Octogenarian arrested for allegedly slugging her roommate.
80 year old Marquerite Magee of North Street, Albion, was arrested just after midnight Friday on Bank Street in Batavia after allegedly punching her roommate in the face at the assisted living facility where she resides.
She is charged with second-degree harassment and was issued an appearance ticket for July 30 in Batavia City Court.
An Ellicott Street man picked up for pot plants on his roof.
City Police took 42 year old Ronald Williams of Batavia into custody on counts of Unlawfully Growing Cannabis and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after officers allegedly found pot plants growing on the roof of his residence.
Williams was issued an appearance ticket for City Court on July 30th.
New legislation will create an artificial intelligence and robotics commission in the state of New York.
Governor Cuomo signed it into effect yesterday, saying that as the technology’s impact continues to grow, it’s critical to understand its capabilities and potential drawbacks.
The commission will analyze the latest uses of robotics and A.I. so as to determine how the state can benefit, and if regulation is needed.
Specifically the commission aims to examine the impact on employment, individual’s privacy, how to enhance aspects of the public sector, and what if anything could be dangerous.
The Buffalo Bills will hit the field today to kick off training camp.
The first practice is set for 9:45 this morning at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford.
In addition to watching the team prep for the upcoming season, the Buffalo Bills Experience will give kids the chance to take part in activities like a football toss, quarterback challenge and running back challenge.
Buffalo’s season opener is September 8th against the New York Jets.