Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thursday 27 May 2021:
News Briefs

ALABAMA — A Church Street man faces felony gun charges after a raid on his house Friday morning, Genesee County Drug Task Force agents said. Mark C.J. Cook Sr., 30, was charged with five counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm. (Genesee Police Report for May 26, credit Daily News Online)

WARSAW — A Tonawanda man was charged May 11 after he rang up charges on another person’s credit card without permission, village police said. Michael C. Muraco, 38, turned himself in at the police station. He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny. Muraco was scheduled to appear May 17 in Village Court. (Genesee Police Report for May 26, credit Daily News Online)

CASTILE — Cordelia A. Greene Library is having its annual book sale outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 and 6. The prices are $1 for hardcover books, DVDs and audiobook CDs; and 50 cents for paperback books and music CDs. If you would like to donate any of the above items to be included in the book sale, you can drop items off during regular library hours: 2-7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday. The library is closed Friday and Sunday. (Library release)

LAKEWOOD – A 52-year-old Lakewood woman is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl this month. Lakewood-Busti Police allege Karan Chopra pushed the child to the ground before kicking and striking her numerous times during an incident earlier this month in the village. The incident, police say, was captured on a nearby property owner’s Ring Video Doorbell camera system. Chopra was arrested and charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers say she was later released with an appearance ticket. The Chautauqua County Child Protective Services Agency and Child Advocacy Program assisted officers with their investigation. No other information about the case was released. (

NYS to require paid sick time for employees who have COVID-19 vaccine side effects -
The New York State Department of Labor is issuing guidance to to all employers that any recovery period is covered by New York State's Paid Sick Leave law. (Albany release)

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