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Written by WBTA STAFF on October 18, 2019
New allegations of sexual abuse against former Boy Scout leader Ronald Rowcliffe of Elba are reportedly now under State Police investigation.
New reports against him have come to light according to Troopers following Rowcliffe’s arrest in September.
Rowcliffe is currently facing two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first-degree, one count of forcible touching and one count of endangering the welfare of a child for his alleged sexual contact with multiple victims while he was a Boy Scout leader from 2017-2019.
13 WHAM reports that Rowcliffe had a history of inappropriate behavior with boys stretching back to 1988 when he resigned from the Holley Police Force over allegations involving a teenage boy and when he agreed to a plea deal in a case out of Orleans County where he was accused of inappropriate behavior with three teenage boys.
Anyone with information regarding accusations against Rowcliffe is encouraged to contact State Police at 518-873-2750.
A burglary in Alexander lands a Warsaw man in lock-up.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report that 44 year old Gary Hensley of Burke Hill Road in Warsaw is accused of illegally entering a residence on Gilhooly Road last month and stealing a hand gun and jewelry.
Hensley is being held without bail in Genesee County Jail.
Stop in Stafford leads to arrest for a Batavia man.
44 year old Casey Nutting of Union Street Batavia was arrested by Genesee County Sherriff’s Deputies after a stop on Main Road in Stafford yesterday evening.
Investigation was turned over to deputies after a LeRoy Police officer observed several vehicle and traffic violations and stopped the vehicle.
Nutting is facing counts of Aggravated DWI for having a BAC over twice the legal limit and refusal to take a breath test.
He was issued appearance tickets for Stafford Town Court on November 5th.
Flu season is underway, and cases are starting to be reported across New York.
The state health department says 100 cases of the virus were confirmed during the week ending October 12th.
That’s a 15-percent increase from the week before.
Doctors say this new data shows how important it is for folks to get their flu shot as soon as possible.
A court hearing is set for today that could determine if the sale of flavored e-cigarettes is banned.
The rule was supposed to go into effect earlier this month, but the Vapor Technology Association and affiliates were able to have it put on hold until today’s hearing.
Supporters of the ban say it’s needed to help curb the growing number of vaping-related illnesses and also to keep e-cigarettes away from kids.
Business owners say they feel like they’re being singled out and claim the ban would hurt sales since flavored e-cigarettes are a popular item among customers
After a week off, the Buffalo Bills will look to keep their winning ways going against one of the worst teams in the NFL.
They’ll be hosting the winless Miami Dolphins at New Era Field this weekend.
Buffalo hasn’t played since October 6th, when they beat the Tennessee Titans on the road.
Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for 1:00 p.m.
The Buffalo Sabres have rebounded from their first regulation loss of the season in style.
Casey Mittelstadt had a pair of goals and Conor Sheary also scored as the Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings three-to-nothing at STAPLES Center last night.
Buffalo goalie Carter Hutton had 47 saves in the winning effort.
Up next for the Sabres is a showdown with San Jose Sharks tomorrow night.