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Candle Maker is Medina's "Mad Scientist"

When a former CEO suffered a dehabilitating stroke that nearly ended his life, he faced a long road to recovery. Candle making was part of his therapy, and he enjoyed it so much, that he decided to make it his new business.

Candle Nook LLC in the village of Medina boasts of having more scents of any other candle place in our area. In fact, they accept the challenge of coming up with new scents.

Click on the video to see Kevin's report. You can find Candle Nook on Facebook.

 

Two More Charged in Walmart Stabbing Death

ALBION, NY - Two more men have been charged in connection with the random stabbing death of an Albion woman in a Walmart parking lot on October 30th.

Kathleen Byham was approached by three men as she was walking back to her car. Luis Rodriguez Flamenco, 24, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, has already been charged with murder in the stabbing death of the 45-year-old woman.

Wednesday, the two men accompanying Flamenco, illegal immigrants from Mexico, were charged in the case. Jose Torrez-Gonzales, 28, and Marcos Gomez-Perez, 21, were arrested at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility in Batavia and charged with attempted robbery and conspiracy.

The pair appeared in Albion Town Court where bail was set at $10,000 each. They are currently being held at the Orleans County Jail and are due back in court on November 16th.

Where in Western New York Are You?

Where in Western New York Are You?

We've all seen Matt Lauer travel around the world on the Today Show, and this year we're asking you to have some fun around Western New York. We call it "Where in Western New York are You?"

Here's how to participate: Take two pictures of yourself anywhere in Western New York. The first one should be a close up so it's hard to tell where you are.

When we show it on air, we will try to guess your location. The second picture will reveal your location. We won't see the pictures before they're on. To send us your pictures, just email us and we'll take it from there.

 

Still More Questions Surrounding Albion Killing

BUFFALO, NY - Medina Police Chief Jose Avila confirmed on Thursday what the Orleans County DA told 2 On Your Side Wednesday; that his department previously arrested a man now accused in connection with a homicide in Albion this past Sunday.

This leads to more questions regarding whether police could have determined that man was an illegal immigrant, and therefore detained him, possibly preventing the death of Kathleen Byham, 45, who was stabbed in a WalMart parking lot during what police believe was an attempted car theft.

Avila says that on August 29th, two months before Luis Rodriguez Flamenco allegedly killed Byham, Medina Police arrested him for assault.

Avila says Flamenco identified himself then as Roberto Rivera Vega.

Race Pits Grandpa Against Grandson

BARRE, N.Y. (AP) - It's one of the more talked about races in Orleans County, a grandson challenging his grandfather, a longtime incumbent, for Barre town justice.

But Bert Mathes and John Henderson want the public to know this election isn't a big family dispute. The two already plan on enjoying Thanksgiving dinner together.

"I'd do anything I could to help Bert become town justice - after I retire," Henderson said. "I'd even campaign for him."

Mathes says he admires his grandfather and wants to follow his example as town justice. He also said there won't be hard feelings because of the election.

"We're both in agreement that whoever wins, wins," Mathes said.

Henderson, 73, has held the position for nearly 24 years.
"This is just as if I have another opponent running against me," Henderson, a Democrat, said at his home on Route 31A. "It has nothing to do with my family life. I love all of my grandchildren."

Bail Reduced for Parents Charged in Abuse Case

ALBION, NY - Bail has been reduced for the parents of a three-month old child from Albion being treated at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo for abuse-related injuries.

Donald Labelle, 25, and Ciera Kimerly, 21, were charged last week with neglect, maltreatment and endangerment charges.

Police tell 2 On Your Side that the child recently sustained a head injury that caused bleeding in the brain. The child was also malnourished and had recently suffered from a fractured rib.

Police arrested the parents on November 2nd, and both were arraigned in the Town of Albion Court. Both appeared at a preliminary hearing Monday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. The case will now move on to an Orleans County Grand jury.

Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone is investigating this case.

Hunter Dies After Falling From Tree Stand

TOWN OF ALABAMA, NY - Officials say a hunter has passed away after falling from his tree stand Sunday afternoon.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office say 42-year-old Charles Sossong from Newfane, was hunting along the Onondaga Trail off Sour Springs Road in the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge when he fell from his tree stand.

The archery hunter fell approximately 35 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say Sossong was not wearing a fall restraint system while hunting from the stand. 

Police do not know the exact cause of death at this time.