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Orleans Co. man sentenced for trying to run over NYS trooper.

ALBION, NY-An Orleans County man will spend the next nine years behind bars for trying to run down a New York State trooper.

Carlos Botello, Jr. pleaded guilty to an attempted murder charge back in February.

He admitted to trying to run over the trooper during a traffic stop along Rt. 18 in Yates last September.

Botello's license was also revoked for one year and he was order to pay $1,000 restitution for damage he caused to a farmer's field as a result of the incident.

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

Community Surprises Retiring School Employee

KENDALL, NY - One school district wanted to make sure a long-serving custodian went out in style Friday. So, the district celebrated his retirement, by throwing him a surprise parade.

For the past 50 years, Bruce Marshall has been a member of Kendall Elementary School, first as a student and then as an employee. Marshall was an employee at the school for 40 years.

Kendall is in Orleans County, near Rochester.

And just as the school day and Marshall's career at the school ended, Marshall was greeted with a surprise parade.

He got a guitar because he's a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. Hundreds of students were there. As well as some teachers formerly of Kendall Elementary. Marshall got dozens of cards congratulating him. He was also showered with confetti in the parade.

America’s Car Show to Launch ‘After Dark’ Radio Show

America’s Car Show to Launch ‘After Dark’ Radio Show


Fasten your seatbelts! Automotive expert, author, and television and radio personality Tom Torbjornsen, founder of America’s Car Show, will launch his latest venture, “America’s Car Show After Dark,” at 8 p.m. Monday, April 14. Co-hosted by Paul Hoefler, the show will run from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday on TuneIn.com.

With over 35 years in the automotive industry and over two decades in talk radio, Torbjornsen attracts listeners with his unique and entertaining style, expert advice, topical guests and enthusiasm for cars.

Effort is Underway to Dissolve Medina Village Government

MEDINA, NY - For months, officials with the Village of Medina and towns of Ridgeway and Shelby have been grappling over whether the village should dissolve into the towns. And now, some of the details of the final plan are starting to emerge.

Joseph Franklin and David Kusmierczak, both born and raised in the village and both VFW members at the local organization in Medina and are concerned about a plan the village is proposing -- to merge government services with two surrounding towns -- Ridgeway and Shelby.

"I don't want to see anybody lose their job, I'm against dissolution if anyone lose their job," Franklin said.

But job cuts is likely what would happen under a village consolidation plan. Specifics on how many jobs cuts haven't been released.

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club


The Western New York Land Conservancy is very pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo. The historic building is right on Lake Erie, and the spectacular second floor dining area and outdoor patio boast views of passing sail boats and the summer sunset. 

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Building Trades Class Leaves Mark on Coast Guard Station

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Building Trades Class Leaves Mark on Coast Guard Station

The Building Trades students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center have made their mark at the Coast Guard station in Youngstown.  Anthony Molinaro’s class was asked to refinish two signs, that were also made by an Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Building Trades program, when they started showing signs of age. 

The Coast Guard Officer in Charge Adam Pedzich said he was very impressed with the craftsmanship and was grateful to the students for refurbishing the sign.  “The students’ goal was to keep the original signs intact to preserve the historic value of each original piece, said teacher Anthony Molinaro.  “Each student took pride in serving those who serve us on the waterways of Lake Ontario.”