Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 12, 2019
The Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for bankruptcy.
The action marks the first Catholic diocese in New York State diocese in history to do so..
In a statement on Thursday, the diocese blames the action on what it termed termed a wave of sex abuse lawsuits brought against the church. As a result of a change in state law allowing abuse victims to sue the church no matter when the suspected abuse occurred.
A judge will now oversee the division of the Diocese’s assets to those who win their cases against the church.
There’s a new development in the legal case against Congressman Chris Collins. A judge has rejected motions by his attorneys to force prosecutors to release more of the evidence they’ve gathered on the 27th District Republican.
Collins was arrested last year on federal insider trading charges. He’s pleaded not guilty and is set to go on trial next year.
A Wyoming County man is jailed for allegedly causing a fracas at UMMC.
29 year old Darel Tingue has told to the leave the hospital and not return.
A short time later, police say, he did – and was arrested.
He was also collared for possession of suspected cocaine.
Tingue was jailed on one-thousand dollars bail.
The Batavia City School District is showing off the brand new VanDetta Stadium today.
Athletic Director Mike Bromley escorted local media around to the new artificial turf field, complete with a video scoreboard, new lockers rooms and a 25-hundred seat capacity.
The first game to the played in the field stadium is tomorrow night.
The Blue Devils take on Livonia.
Game time is 7pm.
WBTA’s play-by-play coverage with Bob Brown and John Vazquez begins at 6:45pm.