Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on October 3, 2019
The jury that heard the case against former Batavia High School star athlete Antwan Odom has recessed for the day.
The jury of nine women and three men will resume deliberations tomorrow morning.
The 19 year old Odom is accused of first degree assault in the knife attack last summer on former teammate Ray Leach.
A conviction on first degree assault carries a mandatory minimum of no less than five years in prison. The jury could, however, find Odom guilty of a lesser charge or find him not guilty of any wrongdoing.
The son of former Congressman Chris Collins pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron’s fiancé, were in federal court in Manhattan today. Both pleaded guilty to the same charge. Each faces up to five years in prison. Chris Collins faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier week.
Prosecutors say Chris used non-public information from an Australian biotech firm to tip off his son to sell stock in the firm in advance of a failed clinical trial and passed that information onto his son.
A Pavilion man arrested for allegedly stealing a generator from Home Depot.
Deputies say 41 year old Jason Mckenzie of Covell Road Pavilion took the generator from the Home Depot in Batavia while his daughter was with him. Authorities said McKenzie was later arrested trying to sell the generator at a pawn shop. He was charged with Petit Larceny along with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Nearly a year after a limo crash in Schoharie left 20 people dead, the NTSB has released a new report on the tragedy.
In it, officials said some of the passengers in the vehicle may have survived if they were wearing seat belts.
Most of the belts in the vehicle were under the seats and not visible to passengers.
The NTSB is now recommending the state make it mandatory that all motor vehicle passengers wear seat belts.
The Buffalo Sabres will be kicking off their 50th Anniversary season tonight. They’ll be on the road, visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins. The teams squared off this past weekend in preseason action, with the Sabres coming out on top. Face-off for tonight’s contest is set for seven p-m. Buffalo’s home opener will be Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.