Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 16, 2018
A good day for school budget votes.
Budgets were passed by wide margins in all eight public school districts in Genesee County.
Batavia City School District voters approved a 52-million dollar budget for next year.
Three incumbent school board members, including Pat Burke, were re-elected.
All ran unopposed.
A Pembroke woman has been indicted for arson, accused of destroying her ex-boyfriends Harley.
52 year old Jacqueline Saeli charged with setting fire to shed last January. The fire destroy the 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle stored inside.
A former Perry man gets another 10 years for the repeated rape of a 13 year old girl.
38 year old Lance Riley was sentenced in Livingston County Court yesterday in the same case he was sentenced for last week in Wyoming County court. He got 10 years there also.
Both terms will run consecutively putting Riley away for 20 years.
Governor Cuomo is asking Hudson Valley residents to have patience with utility companies. Tens of thousands are still without power in Putnam, Westchester, and Rockland counties from yesterday’s intense storm. However, Cuomo says given so many roads are closed because of downed trees it will take some time to get power back.
Lawmakers are busy in Albany interviewing 13 candidates for the position of interim state attorney general. Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood took over for Eric Schneiderman, who resigned following abuse allegations from women. Underwood is one of the candidates being considered to temporarily fill the position but says she will not run for attorney general in the fall.
Over 300 volunteers are participating today in the 11th annual United Way Day of Caring in Genesee County.
38 businesses and organizations are working at 37 project sites throughout the county.