Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 9, 2018
Teen jailed for school shooting threat in LeRoy.
A 16 year old Leroy student is behind bars after being arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported threat at the LeRoy Junior-Senior High School on Wednesday afternoon.
The 16 year old male student who resides in Stafford had allegedly been involved in several confrontations with other students in a hallway and threatened to shoot another student.
No weapons were found and no injuries were reported.
The student is facing a Class D Felony and was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The Sheriff’s Office thanked the School Administration and staff for their quick action during the incident and reminds citizens of their “no Tolerance policy” for any threats of violence involving a school, students or staff.
Investigators search for a motive in Perry murder case.
Former Wyoming County Sheriff Sergeant and Perry Town Board Member 60 year old Joseph Mlyniec of Perry remains behind bars while the investigation into the murder of 32 year old Robert Irvine of Perry the third continues.
He allegedly shot Irvine in the head while in the driveway of his home on Route 246 in Perry at around quarter to 6 Wednesday night.
Mlyniec called 911 himself to report the shooting and following a brief conversation with two deputies who responded, he was taken into custody without incident.
Investigators say the two men were acquainted however they do not have a clear motive for the shooting and Mlyniec did not give a formal statement.
Mlyniec continues to be held without bail with the investigation on-going.
Victims emerge during investigation in an Albion couple’s alleged sex abuse.
Police say more victims are coming forward accusing Albion residents, 54 year old Renee Koch and her boyfriend 45 year old Richard Hering Jr. of sexually abusing them.
The couple was arrested and charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years of age.
They are accused of sexually abusing children between the ages of 12 and 16 during a number of reported incidents last year.
The couple are due back in Orleans County Court next Tuesday.
The New York Senate is considering a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Empire State. The legislation, introduced yesterday, would make it legal to place bets in casinos and online. There would be an eight-and-a-half-percent tax on gross revenue. Proponents say legalized sports betting would generate between $10 and $30 million a year for New York.
For the second week in a row, flu rates are down across New York.
The latest numbers by the state show a more than 50-percent drop in new flu cases from the week before.
Positive flu rates in Western New York are at a nearly two-month low.
The flu has been geographically widespread in the state for more than three months and has caused nearly 20-thousand hospitalizations.