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Written by WBTA STAFF on February 21, 2020
Former corrections officer at the Albion Correctional Facility 26 year old David Stupnick of Medina was sentenced to six months in the Orleans County Jail, to be followed by 10 years of probation for a criminal sex act with an inmate.
He allegedly had inappropriate sexual relations with two female inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility before being arrested in May of last year.
Stupnick appeared for his sentencing in Orleans County Court yesterday after pleading guilty in December to the charge of Criminal Sex Act with an inmate in the third degree.
Stupnick was initially facing four counts of sex abuse and two counts each of criminal sex act in the 3rd degree and official misconduct.
Orders of protection were issued for the two victims and Stupnick will also have to register as a sex offender
State officials are renewing their push to stop the sale of all flavored vaping products.
A new proposal would ban the sale of all flavored nicotine products, including menthol, at places like pharmacies and also online where teens commonly purchase those products.
The legislation would also allow the state Department of Health to prohibit the use of so-called “carrier oils” which are believed to be connected with vaping-related illnesses.
Last year, a ban on flavored vaping products was put in place but was struck down in court.
Ellicott Street Road erotica store closes with bargain store moving in.
Brachs Machine Shop owners’ Nancy and Bill Brach were not sad to see the closure of the Pandora’s Boxx viewing the sex shop as an undesirable neighboring business.
The pair who regretted passing on the purchase of the building around 20 years have now have bought the 1700 square foot building and are renting it to Batavia Bargains’ owner Chuck Bucci.
The Brach’s are excited to give their employees more parking and allow trucks to safely back in and out of the business while neighbors are just as happy to see the unsavory business go and Batavia bargains to expand.
There’s finally a bit of good news when it comes to the spread of the flu virus in New York.
The latest report from the Department of Health says there were 14-thousand confirmed cases of the virus in the week ending February 15th. That’s a 17 percent drop from the week before.
The number of people hospitalized due to complications of the flu was also down 23 percent.
Flu season still has a few weeks left, so doctors are urging folks to take the proper precautions to prevent getting sick.
Senator Chuck Schumer is praising law enforcement for arresting the Rochester-area man who threatened him.
According to prosecutors, Salvatore Lippa the second of Greece left voicemails claiming he’d commit acts of violence against both the New York lawmaker and California Congressman Adam Schiff.
Lippa admitted to making the threats because he was upset over the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
In Sodus Point yesterday, Schumer said he has reassured his family that he’s safe and is not planning to add any extra security.
Lippa is due back in court next month.