Friday, April 20, 2018
A serial rapist who was arrested for not updating his picture on the state’s sex registry has had his bail set at $10,000 by a Livingston County judge. 73 year old Melvin Carter is known as the College Terrace Rapist, who admitted to several rapes in the 1970’s and 80’s in California. He has been living in Leicester since he got out of prison after severing 12 years of a 25 year sentence.
Livingston County sheriff’s deputies say a traffic stop on 390 has led to a drug arrest. They say 47 year old Robert Hyde from Conuesus had three bags of crack he was pulled over on the interstate near exit 9. Hyde facing several charges and was taken to the Livingston county jail where he is being held without bail.
The numbers back up what we know—this has been an un spring-like spring. There has been snow recorded on 15 of the 19 days so far and the average temperature is 36,6 degrees—about 7 degrees less than average. We appear to be breaking out of the wintry weather though, with highs into the more seasonable—and reasonable—50’s and 60s for the next week and no snow in the forecast
Other numbers are raising concerns of an increased risk of suicide in the dairy industry. The New York Farm Bureau says falling milk prices are hitting fair farmers so hard that the group is sending out information about suicide to its members. The Farm Bureau says its important to realize just how hard things are becoming for farmers as the price of milk goes down.
Governor Cuomo is facing a federal lawsuit for not declaring a special election after the death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. The longtime representative died last month but some local voters filed the lawsuit this week. The suit claims it’s unconstitutional for the governor not to call for a special election. The suit is also targeting the state board of elections and the Monroe County board of elections.
Senator Chuck Schumer is making a major push to decriminalize marijuana . Schumer told Vice News yesterday that ultimately, it’s the right thing to do. He’s introducing the bill next week which, if passed, would remove marijuana from the DEA’s list of controlled substances. Schumer said he’s never tried marijuana and may be too old to, but in his words, “who knows?” .
Football season is a way off, but we now know when it officially starts for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills will open against the Baltimore Ravens on the road September 9, and play their first home game on September 16th against the L A Chargers. The Bills will host New England on Monday Night football October 29th.