Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 12, 2018
Wyoming County man accused of attempting to kill his County Sheriff.
State Police have arrested 48 year old Lynn Hall of Castile for reportedly threatening to take the life of the Wyoming County Sheriff.
Yesterday morning as Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was on his way to work driving through Attica, an unknown vehicle began flashing its lights and tailgating the Sheriff.
After Sheriff Rudolph pulled over to see if the vehicle needed assistance the vehicle operated by Hall pulled in front blocking the Sheriff’s vehicle.
Hall got out and began fighting with Sheriff Rudolph at the door of his police vehicle.
The Sheriff then recognized Hall as someone who had applied for a pistol permit and had inquired on it at the Sheriff’s Office the day prior.
Hall tried to take the Sheriff’s weapon and a struggle continued to the ground with Hall ending up on top of the Sheriff with a knife threatening to take his life.
An off-duty New York State Trooper and two civilian newspaper deliverers stopped and assisted the Sheriff during the altercation at which time Hall was taken into custody and Sheriff Rudolph was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office turned the investigation over to the NYSP and Hall was charged with Attempted Murder in the 1st degree which is a Class A-1 Felony, Attempted Assault in the 1st degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
He was committed without bail to the Livingston County Correctional Facility.
State Police are continuing to investigate.
Attorney for LeRoy Town Justice claims Child Endangerment charges are baseless.
50 year old John Duyssen of Stafford has been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and harassment for allegedly striking a nine year old child and causing an injury.
Duyssens attorney Thomas Burns said he believes the baseless allegations filed against him are the product of the ever growing expansion of government in the personal matters of families and governmental intrusion upon the child rearing rights and responsibilities of parents.
Duyssen is a Town of LeRoy justice, retired Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy and also a former Town of Le Roy board member.
Burns said his client has absolutely no plans to resign from his elected office as LeRoy Town Court Judge.
Duyssen who was issued an order of protection is scheduled to appear in LeRoy Town Court later this month.
Governor Cuomo may be making a major announcement in next year’s budget address.
The New York Post reports aides close to the governor say he could reveal a plan that would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Listening sessions have been going on around the state to find out what New Yorkers think of the idea.
Studies show legalizing marijuana could create a market worth billions of dollars.
Right now, marijuana is only legal in New York for medicinal purposes.
The Buffalo Sabres are back on the winning track.
The team hadn’t been victorious in five straight games before last night’s victory over the Los Angeles Kings at KeyBank Center.
Jeff Skinner scored in overtime to give Buffalo the 4 to 3 win.
The Sabres have another home game Thursday night when they host the Arizona Coyotes.
Genesee County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown Enforcement Effort
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police Departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Crackdown efforts start on December 13th and will end on January 1st. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.