Batavia Morning News

Written by on November 22, 2017

David Sweat made national headlines as an escaped murderer from the Clinton Correctional Facility over two years ago.
Sweat has now been moved to Wyoming County and is behind bars in Attica Correctional.
Sweat along with Richard Matt used power tools to escape from the prison in June of 2015 with the help of a prison employee. A TV movie was made of the story.
Matt was killed while on the run and Sweat was shot and captured two days afterward while trying to evade a State Police Sergeant near the Canadian Border.
Sweat will continue his life sentence for murder.

PHOTO: David Sweat

A Brockport kindergarten teacher is facing child pornography charges.
30-year-old Roland Yockel of Hilton was arrested for allegedly receiving and distributing child pornography online.
The sexually explicit images included pre-pubescent children.

Gas prices in Western New York are at a three-year high for this time of year. The average gallon of gas in Batavia costs two-dollars and 63-cents, and that’s 30-cents more than this time last year.
The lowest price we found on the Indian reservation was 2-dollars 30-cents a gallon.

New York drivers are getting a break from construction-related lane closures.
Governor Cuomo has suspended repair work on roads and bridges for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Except for emergency repairs, no work will be allowed from today through 6 a.m. on Monday.

Governor Cuomo is announcing a new campaign to warn New Yorkers about the deadly opioid fentanyl. The opioid can be 100 times stronger than heroin and is being found in cocaine, heroin and phony prescription pills. Officials say people can die from fentanyl they didn’t even know they took.

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