Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on February 6, 2019
State Lawmaker in Livingston County facing a Federal Indictment.
A federal grand jury has returned a six count indictment charging a New York State Assemblyman and an Albany Lobbyist with bribery and conspiracy.
79 year old Assemblyman Joseph Errigo, of Conesus, and 48 year old Lobbyist Robert Gaddy, of Albany were both named in document.
In the indictment Errigo was accused of accepting bribes procured from Gaddy in order to introduce certain legislation.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine.
Eyes are on the Tonawanda Creek as a Flood Watch continues in the region until tonight.
Flooding on area waterways is possible due to potential ice jams caused by the recent warm-up and the Tonawanda Creek in Batavia crested at nearly 7 and half feet at around 8 o’clock last night which reached into the Action Level.
The Creek level appears to be going down for the meantime but is expected to be back on the rise and possibly reach Action Level again by this evening.
Residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions.
One car crash in the City leads to drunk driving arrest.
34 year old Jonathan Bell of Evans Street Batavia was taken into custody after City Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Washington Ave late Monday night.
Bell was found to be intoxicated according to police and was charged with DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation refusing to take a breath test and failing to stop at a stop sign.
He was given appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court on February 12th.
A Sex Offender in Batavia is busted for failing to report again.
Police in Batavia have reported the arrest of 39 year old James Chase of Oak Street for failing to report his change of address to the Sex Offender Registry within 10 days.
Chase is a level 3 registered Sex Offender and was being held in the Genesee County Jail on Parole at the time of his arrest.
The charge is a more serious felony due to the fact that Chase has had a previous offense.
He was remanded back to jail without bail and is expected to appear tomorrow morning in City Court.
Perry man arrested for harassment in Batavia.
Deputies arrested 35 year old Bryan Beach of Dolbeer Street Perry following investigation into a disturbance on Lewiston Road in Batavia Sunday evening.
Beach was charged with Criminal Contempt, Harassment and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation after allegedly shoving a protected person.
Beach allegedly violated an active order of protection in the incident and was released with an appearance ticket for February 28th in Batavia Town Court.
Local health officials are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated against the measles.
There have been seven cases of the disease confirmed in Monroe County recently.
In all of the cases, the affected children weren’t up to date on their shots.
Symptoms of the illness include a cough and fever followed by a rash.
If your child has any of those signs, get them to a doctor right away.