Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 8, 2020
Two 13 year old boys have admitted in court they made violent threats against Albion Middle School.
The two, whose names have not been released, pleaded guilty in Orleans County Family court yesterday to conspiracy to commit second degree murder. The two face up to a year in juvenile detention when they are sentenced late next month.
A third boy, also 13, is expected in court later this month.
Genesee County will consider $3.6-million in tax breaks for the so-called Ellicott Station project in Batavia. The GCEDC meets tomorrow to take up the tax breaks for 22 and a half million dollar project proposed by Buffalo Developer Sam Savarino. He has proposed a 55 unit apartment building, a brewery and beer garden. So far, Savarino has done nothing with the property he purchased from the city for $60,000 but has only paid a $5,000 dollar down payment on the land.
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce announcing today their 2019 Award Recipients.
Business of the Year is Tompkins Bank of Castile;
Agricultural Organization of the Year is Call Lands/My T Acres;
Special Service Recognition went to Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship and
Geneseean of the Year honor went to Jeff Allen, who is the Executive Director of Crossroads House.
The U. S. Probation Office has made its sentencing recommendation for ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins. The Buffalo News reports the agency is suggesting he spend a year and a day behind bars, which is far less than the maximum of 57 months his plea agreement allows for. Collins pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges last year and will be sentenced January 17th.
One of the most popular bands in country music is bringing their farewell tour to Western New York. Rascal Flatts will be performing at the Darien Lake Amphitheater on Saturday September 5th. Tickets will go on sale January 24th