Evening News Briefing

Written by on July 12, 2019

Michael Piasta

Michael Piasta, the Batavia man convicted of robbing Arby’s on West Main last year, has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
The 37 year old Piasta was convicted by a Genesee County Court jury last April of armed robbery. Prosecutors say he held up the fast food restaurant with a fake handgun.
He was also sentenced to 10 years of post-release supervision.
At his sentencing earlier today Piasta’s lawyer asked Judge Charles Zambito for leniency. The defense lawyer said his client had a tough upbringing and was – quote, “dealt a bad hand.”
Zambito reminded Piasta that at a felony sentencing nine years ago he told then County Judge Robert Noonan you were going to straighten out your life and never get into trouble again.

Crossroads House say, please, no more Garage Sale donations.
The not for profit home for the terminally ill says they are completely out of space. Donations have filled three tractor-trailers, two shipping containers, a barn and a garage.
The annual Garage for Crossroads house will be held July 24th through the 27th.

New York State lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to sign legislation involving camps.
The bill would require summer camps to disclose if they are not regulated by the state.
One State Senator says unregulated camps do not have to meet the same health standards as other facilities. They also do not have to keep up-to-date vaccination records. The legislation passed the Senate and Assembly. It’s unclear if or when the governor will sign the bill into law.

Those who travel outside of Genesee County to shop at the popular Wegman’s supermarkets – this one is for you.
Wegman’s is warning customers of a fake $80 coupon that recently began circulating on Facebook.
Those who click on the ad will be taken to a seemingly-minor three-question survey and asked to click the “like” button at the end.
However, once the “like” button is clicked, it will then make changes to your web browser without permission.

The Batavia Muckdogs take the first two games of a three game series from the Lowell Spinners.
The Dogs now have an NYP League high 17-wins as they beat the Spinners 5 to 2 last night.
Tonight’s final game of the series will determine first-place in the New York Penn league.
Game time at Dwyer Stadium 7:05pm. You can hear the game on WBTA.

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