Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 20, 2020
The Rochester resident who admitted to killing a Good Samaritan on Ross Street last summer has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison.,
32 year old Quinten Edmonds of Rochester previously pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of Michael Paladino after he came to the aid of a woman allegedly under attack by Edmonds.
According to investigators Paladino heard the screams of a woman being attacked in the middle of Ross Street while inside his apartment.
As Paladino intervened Edmonds stabbed him to death.
Plans for a Genesee County Jail Facility go forward amid new challenges.
Genesee County officials held a public information session at the Old County Courthouse about the proposed $60 million construction project where officials said they are sticking to their plan to build a state-mandated 184-bed jail on property east of County Building 2 on West Main Street Rd.
According to Matt Landers Assistant County Manager and co-chair on the jail committee said “It’s the worst time in New York State history to be building a jail … but it must be built,” pointing to the state’s recent change to bail reform law which is anticipated to reduce jail populations and has already eliminated cash bail for most misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses.
Landers, spoke along with jail committee co-chair Sheriff William Sheron, last night’s meeting with approximately 40 people, including county legislators, jail committee members and interested citizens in attendance.
After more than a dozen years of effort by county officials, the aging bridge over the Tonawanda Creek at South Lyon Street may finally get replaced, perhaps sooner rather than later.
The project has been approved for a $498,400 federal grant.
Tuesday the Public Service Committee recommended approval of a resolution authorizing the county to spend an additional $124,600 from the county’s 1-percent share of sales tax and beginning the design phase of the project.
Highway Superintendent Tim Hens…
Hens said under current terms of the grant, administered by the state, construction can’t begin until 2023 but the county will push to accelerate the project.
A Rochester-area man is facing serious charges after being accused of threatening two prominent members of Congress.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 57 year old Salvatore Lippa the second of Greece called in threats targeting New York Senator Chuck Schumer and California Congressman Adam Schiff.
According to prosecutors, Lippa admitted to making the calls because he was upset over impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
He could spend 10 years in prison if convicted.