Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 4, 2019
A 71 year old man has been arrested for the suspected abduction of a baby from a Batavia church.
Bruce Sattelberg has been charged with Unlawful Imprisonment and given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court later this month.
Sattelberg was attending the Everpresent Church service on Sunday sitting only a few aisles away from the child’s parent. Sattelberg left his seat, and picked up the in the church nursery, and returned to his seat holding the baby.
The child’s father noticed this, took his child back, and Settelberg then left.
He was later located by police and taken into custody without incident
The International Joint Commission says water levels in Lake Ontario have exceeded what they were two years ago.
And, officials say they’re concerned those levels will continue to rise and trigger flooding along the shoreline in Ontario and Niagara counties.
A spokesperson for the agency says outflows from the lake are being increased, but water is coming in faster than it can be let out.
New York could become the first state to ban cat declawing. Albany lawmakers are considering a bill today that would outlaw the surgery. Supporters say it’s barbaric because it involves amputating a cat’s toes back to the first knuckle. But the state’s Veterinary Medical Society opposes the bill, saying it should be allowed as a last resort if the pet owner has a weakened immune system or the cat won’t stop scratching people or furniture. If the bill passes, you could be fined one-thousand-dollars for having a cat declawed.
Governor Cuomo is casting doubt on whether a recreational marijuana bill will pass before the end of this year’s legislative session.
The governor said he doesn’t believe there are enough votes for a bill to pass the Senate.
Cuomo also believes New Jersey’s failure to pass legislation made the issue more complicated in New York.