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5 Charged in Medina After Probe into Prescription Narcotics

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Five Orleans County residents are facing charges after a search warrant was served on their Medina home.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, which includes Medina police, and Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT team, executed a search warrant at 909 West Ave. after a two-month-long investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotics.

Officers arrested five residents of the house Tuesday. Shawn R. Wisniewski, 22, was charged with three counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies. Kayleen S. Wisniewski, 18, is facing one count of each charge.

Shawn Wisniewski was also charged with three counts of first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor.

President Praises Slaughter for Work to End Insider Trading in Congress

President Praises Slaughter for Work to End Insider Trading in Congress

A Statement Released by the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Obama: “I know how proud she is to see this bill she championed finally become law.”

Slaughter: “Today marks a milestone in this country’s long fight to become a more perfect union.”

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today celebrated a major legislative accomplishment as President Barack Obama praised her six years of work to outlaw insider trading in Congress. Today as he signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act into law at the White House he said,

“I want to recognize Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and wish her a speedy recovery. She broke her leg yesterday so she can’t be here in person, but she’ll be okay. She first introduced the STOCK Act in 2006 and I know how proud she is to see this bill that she championed finally become law.”

Slaughter to Join President Obama for STOCK Act Bill Signing

Slaughter to Join President Obama for STOCK Act Bill Signing

A Statement from the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Presidential Signing Ceremony To Take Place Wednesday, April 4

Rochester, NY– Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today announced that she will join President Barack Obama at the White House for the Presidential signing of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act on Wednesday, April 4.

The bill signing at the White House celebrates a major legislative victory for Slaughter who fought a six-year, uphill battle to end insider trading in Congress and bring transparency and accountability to those who serve at the highest levels of power.

Nearby London Has Another Championship Team ... And it’s Not the Knights!

Nearby London Has Another Championship Team ... And it’s Not the Knights!

 

Move over London Knights. There’s another team ready to hoist a championship banner to the rafters at the John Labatt Centre in nearby London, Ontario.

The London Lightning of the first-year National Basketball League of Canada defeated the Halifax Rainmen 116-92 in the final game of a best-of-five series on March 25 to win the NBL crown. In addition to London and Halifax, the league has teams in Quebec, St. John, Moncton, Summerside and Oshawa.

Move Over Law Reminder

Move Over Law Reminder

A statement from the Niagara County Sheriff Office:

Sheriff James R. Voutour is reminding everyone of the “Move Over” law that took effect January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. This legislation honors the memory of Trooper Ambrose and Deputy Searles, who lost their lives while serving the public. Trooper Robert Ambrose was burned alive inside his vehicle when his patrol car was rear-ended by a sports utility vehicle traveling over 80 miles per hour. Deputy Glenn Searles died from injuries he suffered when assisting a stranded motorist, a second car struck him, pinning him against his patrol vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012, the “Mover Over” law was expanded to cover hazard vehicles, such as tow trucks, HELP trucks, highway maintenance trucks and any other vehicle being used in the construction or maintenance of roadways that has an amber light.

Homeowner Follows Burglary Suspects; Batavia Man Arrested

Homeowner Follows Burglary Suspects; Batavia Man Arrested

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

An Orleans County homeowner saw two people leaving his home and followed, leading to the arrest of a burglary suspect.

New York State Police said a man who lives on Gillette Road in Barre saw the two men about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. He followed the vehicle and gave a description to police, and he and his wife found that a laptop computer and a large jug filled with change were missing.

After an investigation, Jerad M. Stalker, 28, of Batavia was charged with second-degree burglary, troopers said. He was arraigned in Barre Town Court and committed to the Orleans County Jail without bail.

The investigation is continuing.

United Way of Greater Niagara Honors Community Leaders

United Way of Greater Niagara Honors Community Leaders

Jerald Wolfgang elected chairman of board at Annual Meeting

With approximately 300 community supporters joining them, leaders from United Way of Greater Niagara celebrated its second successful year as a consolidated organization and geared up for what it hopes will be an exciting 2012.

At the organization’s Annual Meeting, United Way officials took the time to thank and honor a number of individuals and organizations from throughout Niagara County for their selflessness, generosity and commitment to the United Way mission and for helping to make the past year a success.