Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 15, 2018

Polls are open until 9 tonight in all eight Genesee County public school systems.
The schools are holding their annual budget votes today and electing members to Boards of Education.
In Batavia, a 52-million dollar budget carries a tax levy increase of just under 2.4 percent.
Three incumbent school board members are seeking re-election in the Batavia City District. All three are running unopposed.

A Perry man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for the repeated rape of a 13 year old girl.
38 year old Lance Riley will also spend 18 years in post release supervision.
In 2004, Riley was convicted and served time for assault after burning the same child in a bathtub as an infant.

Batavia Police search for witness in city assault.
It occurred Sunday night near Central Ave and Jackson St.
Police say 3 people were taken to the hospital and released while a fourth person was seriously injured from the attack.
Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to call Batavia Police confidential tip line. (345-6370)

Record setting state funds roll in for rehabbing and repairing infrastructure.
Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has announced today that a record level of state funding will continue to help local governments rehabilitate area highways, roads and bridges.
The city of Batavia is set to receive over $426,000 funding and Genesee County is on tap for nearly $2.3 million

Governor Cuomo is postponing his trip to Israel due to the violence on the Gaza border.
Cuomo was supposed to visit Golan Heights after missiles were fired toward the area last week.
Cuomo’s office says the governor wants to also visit the Gaza border and will reschedule his trip once violence in the area subsides.


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