Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 7, 2020
A Steuben County man is sentenced for sending death threats to a Muslim Congresswoman
56 year old Patrick Carlineo Jr. of Addison NY, appeared in federal court Friday where he was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day after being convicted of threatening to assault and murder a United States official, and being a felon in possession of firearms.
According to the prosecutor on March 21st of last year Carlineo placed a telephone call to the offices of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who represents the 5th Congressional District in Minnesota. A member of Congresswoman Omar’s staff answered the call at which time Carlineo questioned the Congresswoman’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas as well as threatening to shoot the congresswoman.
Carlineo was also ordered to forfeit five firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
27 year old Kyle Madden of Lake Street Road in Leroy has been arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies following an investigation into a theft from a home on Lake Street Road on February 10th.
Madden is facing counts of grand larceny in the 4th degree, identity theft in the 3rd degree and criminal impersonation in the 2nd.
He is expect back in LeRoy Town Court at a later date.
As a precautionary measure the VA facility in Batavia has closed their main entrance with all visitors and staff required to go through screening via the western entrance called the ramp.
The screening is a series of questions established by the CDC asking visitors and staff about such things as their exposure to others with illness, recent travel history and possible symptoms they may be experiencing.
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed 11 additional cases of the illness, bringing the statewide total to 44 confirmed cases in New York State.
Including new cases identified Friday morning, Nassau County has 4 confirmed cases, Rockland County has 2, New York City has 4 and the vast majority of the reports from Westchester County with 34 cases.
Additionally, the Governor announced travel insurance companies and travel agents will offer New York residents and businesses the ability to purchase coverage when making travel plans that would allow them to cancel a trip for any reason, including for reasons related to COVID-19.