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Written by on October 8, 2019

Investigation into an Assault complaint by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Lockport woman.
20 year old Lauren Smith of Strauss Road Lockport was arrested and charged with Assault in the 2nd degree after a complaint was filed Sunday from the victim.
While she was attending the Meek Mill and Future Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center last month she allegedly punched a female victim in the face and broke her jaw.
Smith was arraigned in Darien Town Court and was released with a ticket for Darien Town Court on October 17th.

An alleged domestic incident at a Batavia apartment lands Bergen man in lock-up.
22 year old Zackary Seeley of Lyman Road Bergen is accused of violating a stay away order of protection Sunday causing an incident in which he allegedly threw a 16 ounce bottle of Dr. Pepper at a Child.
Seeley is facing counts of Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Aggravated Family Offense and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was subsequently jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.

An Elba man arrested for Assault.
State Police based out of Batavia report the arrest of 37 year old Franklin Cook following an investigation into a domestic dispute at a Town of Elba address Sunday night.
Cook was accused of choking and trying to cause injury to an individual and was charged with two Class A misdemeanor counts of Assault in the third degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.
He was ultimately released on his own recognizance.

Former Republican Congressman Chris Collins is looking for help in getting a lenient sentence.
The Buffalo News reports he’s sent an e-mail to friends and associates, asking them to reach out to the judge handling his federal insider trading case.
In the e-mail, Collins said it’s important for the judge to get letters highlighting his years of public service and accomplishments.
Collins, who represented the 27th District, is facing up to 57 months in prison when he’s sentenced in January.

Starting today, a new pay equity law will be in place across New York State.
It means employers can no longer pay workers differently based on several factors including sex, marital status or military service history.
People with a similar line of work also have to be paid the same, even if their responsibilities are different.
A spokesperson for Governor Cuomo says the measure will also prevent women from being paid less than men who have the same job.
Data shows New York already has one of the narrowest gender pay gaps in the country.
One goal of this new legislation is to close that interval even more.


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