Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 30, 2018
Attorney in Albion jailed for misconduct.
31 year old Kevin Allen of Gaines Basin Road in Albion was arrested following a two week long investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office into alleged misconduct including fraud and grand larceny.
Allen who works as an attorney in Albion is accused of taking money from clients without actually providing any legal services.
One client payed to commence divorce proceedings which Allen had never actually started, and a second client paid him more than $57,000 to file a civil law suit for them which was not completed either.
Allen was charged with Grand Larceny and Scheme to Defraud and was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
He is expected in Albion Town Court on March 14th.
Much of Western New York is under a winter weather advisory this morning.
Forecasters say that heavy snowfall could cause visibility issues for drivers today.
Up to six inches is expected across much of the GLOW region and several surrounding counties.
The advisory expires at one o’clock this afternoon.
Accused Craigslist scammer arrested for possessing a weapon.
Lawsuit against The Livingston County sheriff over an inmate who died behind bars.
A notice of claim was filed yesterday saying in November, Noel Colon was found dead in his jail cell less than one day after being arrested, surrounded by bags of fentanyl.
The sheriff’s office is accused of gross negligence and wrongful death, with the suit saying he shouldn’t have had access to drugs in jail.
An internal investigation into Colon’s death is still ongoing.
Craigslist scamming suspect in Batavia hit with a weapons charge.
23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a blunt force weapon.
Police say Tomlin was in possession of a realistic looking BB gun pistol while waiting for a potential buyer for his phony pick-up truck advertised on Craigslist.
Tomlin was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail and is expected in City Court on February 15th.
Some are calling for safe injection sites in the Capital Region.
Yesterday the End Overdose New York Coalition held a rally in Albany calling for supervised injection sites.
Proponents say this will allow IV drug users who are going to use, do so under medical supervision.
They say this could help lower casualties of the growing opioid epidemic.
These sites are still illegal in the United States but some are working to try to change that.
A Buffalo Bills team Captain may be retiring soon.
On Friday Offensive Center Eric Wood tweeted that a post season physical found he suffered a career ending neck injury.
At a press conference yesterday however he read a statement thanking the Bills but not officially retiring.
It appears that Bills might not be able to take the salary cap hit of retiring or releasing Wood so they’re keeping him on the roster for now.