Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on March 13, 2018
An Albion man accused of incest in child sex abuse investigation.
Investigation into an Albion couples alleged sexual abuse of three children has led to disturbing new charges.
45 year old Richard L. Hering Jr. has been charged with incest, rape and predatory sexual assault against a child.
Hering and his girlfriend, 54 year old Renee Koch were both arrested two weeks ago after being accused of sexual abuse, forcible touching and child endangerment.
The couple resided at 301 Hamilton Street in Albion and according to authorities the abuse against the three children took place at various locations in Albion.
The children were said to be between 4 and 15 years old.
The couple was initially released on bail when they were first arrested, however Hering has since been ordered to be held without bail.
Budget passed by City Council boasting a 3 percent tax decrease.
Council members have unanimously passed the City budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year that begins on April 1.
Batavia Interim City Manager Matthew Worth boasted about the included three percent decrease in taxes before entering the Council’s Executive Session. He also explained some changes in the cities investments policy.
The $26.9 million budget calls for a tax levy of $5.25 million dollars, and also includes a 2 percent salary increase for 10 supervisors and department heads.
City Counci breezed through two dozen resolutions during the meeting.
Council passed Local Law No. 1 for 2018 which establishes 3.5 percent increases in water rates and meter fees, and a 10 percent increase in capital improvement fees.
Investigators continue to piece together Perry Murder case.
More details were released on the shooting death of 32 year old Robert Irvine the third of Perry.
Irvine was allegedly shot to death by an acquaintance, Joseph Mlyniec last Wednesday evening in the suspect’s driveway.
Authorities said Mlyniec, a retired Wyoming County Sherriff’s deputy, shot Irvine four times with a .45-cal handgun.
In the leg, chest, neck and head.
The death has been ruled a homicide.
Mlyniec is being held without bail charged with second degree murder.
Deputies say the two men knew each other but a motive for the slaying has not been determined.
Winter Storm Warning to the South.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie Counties from 6 this evening until Thursday Morning.
Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are expected with winds gusting as high as 45 mph.