Evening News Briefing

Written by on December 5, 2019

Guillermo Torres-Acevedo faces a maximum sentenced of 20 years in prison after admitting be took a 14 year old Batavia girl across stateliness.
The 23 year old Torres-Acevedo admitted in federal court in Buffalo that he picked-up the girl last November at Byron-Bergen School.
This occurred a day after he had been arrested for raping her and triggered an Amber Alert to find the child.
He then drove the girl to Mansfield, Pennsylvania where the two said they again engaged in sexual relations. Police caught up with then by tracing Acevedo’s cell phone.
Torres-Acevedo still faces state charges of kidnapping, multiple counts rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
He is scheduled to appear this Friday in Genesee County Court.


Two Albion men facing charges of selling and distributing crack and powder cocaine.
The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force has collared two suspects following a search of an apartment on East Bank Street in Albion.
42 year old Derrick Hildreth and 34 year old Thomas Edgtion lived there and are each charged with multiple felonies. Police seized a shotgun, cocaine, pot and packing materials.


The minimum wage is going up at the end of the month.
The minimum hourly wage locally will go from $11.10 an hour to $11.80 per hour on December 31st.
At the end of next year, the rate will go to $12.50 an hour.
It’s all part of the state law that will bring the minimum wage in New York City to $15 an hour.
Governor says the higher minimum wage has not hurt the economy.


This coming Saturday marks a milestone for a popular Batavia restaurant and tavern.
The Center Street Smokehouse turns 20.Proprietor Greg Paul said he, his brother Scott and as partner opened the restaurant on December 7th, 2-thousand.
The Center Street building, which had once housed a newspaper, had been vacant for years.
To Mark the occasion, Paul is offering specials this Sunday, from 4 until 8pm, featuring draft beers for $1, a half chicken for $4 and hamburgers for $1.

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