Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 11, 2019
A Batavia man accused of abducting a teenager last year is now facing a federal charge.
Prosecutors say Guillermo Torres-Acevedo illegally took a minor over state lines.
The disappearance of the 14-year-old girl from Bergen triggered an AMBER Alert. Both Torres-Acevedo and the girl were later found in Pennsylvania.
If convicted on the federal charges, Torres-Acevedo could spend at least ten years in prison.
The former Chief of Police in the Erie County Community of Kenmore has been sentenced to one-year probation.
A judge sentenced 68-year-old Peter Breitnauer for taking hydrocodone from the drug drop-off box at the Kenmore police station.
Breitnauer admitted to stealing the painkiller for personal use.
In addition to probation, he’ll also be paying a one-thousand dollar fine.
Batavia Downs has announced it is hosting Ground Force Fight’s “Throwdown at the Downs 2-point-Oh” on Saturday, June 15th.
Batavia Downs Gaming President Henry Wojtaszek made the announcement yesterday…
This is the second event being put on at Batavia Downs by Ground Force Fights and its second ever outdoor event.
Tickets are on sale now at bataviaconcerts.com.
A state senator from Queens is making the rounds in Genesee County today getting an earful from local farmers.
Senator Jessica Ramos has sponsored a bill in Albany that local farmers say could have a devastation impact on the agricultural economy.
The bill extends the state’s overtime regulations to farm workers and reduce the number of hours they can work in a week.