Weekend News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on November 10, 2018
LeRoy man killed in shooting in Byron reported as self-inflicted and accidental.
A young man from LeRoy is dead after attending a barn party at 6490 Byron Holley Road in Byron where he apparently accidentally shot himself in the face with his own gun.
23 year old John Carney of LeRoy was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Report of a man accidentally shot in the face came in at 11:45 Friday night with the coroner arriving on scene at about 2:15 Saturday morning.
Police say the initial investigation shows it was likely an accidental discharge of the firearm and it is possible the victim was playing with the weapon when it discharged.
Police described the gun as a semi-automatic pistol that Carney owned and possessed legally.
Five or six people were in the barn when the gun went off according to police and two were taken in for questioning.
Investigation into the incident remains on-going.
Former Batavia nursing home owner pleads guilty to bank theft and tax charges.
Former Nursing home owner in Batavia, 62 year old Marc Korn of East Amherst pleaded guilty to bank theft and willful failure to pay tax in federal court Friday.
In 2008 Korn received a $3.9 million loan from Fifth Third Bank to refinance the Batavia Nursing Home. In his loan application Korn intentionally inflated his net worth by overvaluing his residence and claiming ownership of a bank account which actually contained only $1.00 and belonged to someone else.
Loan payments went into default and Fifth Third Bank lost more than $2.4 million then instead of paying the taxes owed to the IRS, Korn spent the funds on personal expenses including restaurants, hockey tickets, jewelry, and to pay his children’s college tuition.
Korn, who claims to be in ill-health himself, was the former owner of both the Batavia Nursing Home, and the Fairchild Manor Nursing Home in Lewiston.
He now faces a maximum of two years in prison, a $200,000 fine and also agreed to pay over $2.5 million in restitution.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 13th of next year.
Lamb’s Pumpkin Stand proceeds going to a good cause.
The Lamb family has been selling pumpkins out in front of their home on Maltby Road in Oakfield and donating the funds for the past few years.
In previous years the family raised funds the fire department and for the library.
This year Kendra Lamb said she was inspired by Lynn Gehlert, vice principal at Oakfield-Alabama Elementary to give to the schools food pantry…
On Friday Kendra’s daughters Chloe and Claire presented a check for $1,803 to the school’s food pantry started by Gehlert called “Fuel Young Minds.”
Kendra said she wants her daughters to learn about supporting their local community but also wanted to bring more attention to the food program.