Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 9, 2019
Albion resident, 33 year old Andrew Campbell is facing serious prison time after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
In federal court yesterday Campbell admitted to possessing images and videos of child porn after the disturbing material was found on several of his electronic devices by forensic investigators.
A former housemate of Campbell contacted the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office after discovering a disturbing video on a desktop computer that belonged to the defendant back in June of 2018.
Campbell left the computer and other devices at the residence that were later turn over to lawmen after he was made to vacate the residence by the witness.
Investigators searched a desktop computer, a laptop and hard drive discovering more than 65 image files and 20 videos containing child pornography.
Campbell is scheduled to be sentenced in January where he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison along with a $250,000 fine.
Two behind bars following investigation into an overdose death in Perry.
Investigation into a suspected heroin overdose death in the Town of Perry in September has landed both 36 year old Kristofer Hubbard of Silver Springs, and 34 year old Dustin Hernandez of Castile in the Wyoming County Jail.
Hubbard is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Hindering Prosecution for allegedly setting up a drug deal for another dealer and lying to investigators about it.
Hubbard is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Hernandez is facing charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence and Hindering Prosecution and was committed to jail in lieu of $15,000 dollars bail.
New York’s first vaping related death causes Cuomo to call for the federal government to step up and take action on the vaping crisis.
The governor made the request yesterday after announcing a 17 year old from New York City is the first Empire State resident to die of a vaping-related illness.
Last month, the governor called for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but that’s on hold pending an October 18th court hearing.
The vaping industry says the illnesses are connected to illegal products and they’re being unfairly punished.
There’s still an increased police presence around New York synagogues today.
Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, began last night and continues until sundown.
Governor Cuomo requested tighter security around places of worship due to a growing number of anti-Semitic crimes.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to call police immediately.
The Historic Batavia Cemetery Candlelight Ghost walk on October 26th is a sellout.
People may still call 943-5662 and leave their name and phone number if they wish to be placed on a cancellation list.