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Written by on April 9, 2019

South Main Street man jailed without bail for drunk driving and drugs.
City Police took 41 year old Jerry Riley the third of South Main Street Batavia into custody following a traffic stop on Pringle Ave.
Riley was accused of being intoxicated, driving without a license and in possession of drugs in the early Saturday morning stop.
He was charged with DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Failure to keep right.
Riley was ordered to be held without bail.

Fight on State Street ends in arrest for a Batavia resident.
53 year old Ronald Jackson of Liberty Street was arrested by Batavia Police after they were called to a disturbance at a State Street address yesterday afternoon.
Jackson was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the second degree for allegedly pushing another person and choking them during the physical altercation.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail and is expected back in Batavia City Court today.

Two arrested in a Maple Street mix-up.
Batavia Police responded to a Maple Street apartment early yesterday morning following report of a domestic dispute where they took 30 year old Amanda Webb and 34 year old Bobby Mobley both of Maple Street into custody.
Further investigation revealed that Webb allegedly threw a knife at a man while he was leaving the residence and officers found Mobley in possession of a criminal amount of marijuana.
Webb was charged with Reckless Endangerment and Mobley with Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
Both were released with appearance tickets for City Court later this month.

Governor Cuomo is supporting a push by lawmakers to get President Trump’s New York tax returns made public.
Last night, his office said the governor would get behind a new bill allowing the state tax department to release any state tax return requested by leaders of three congressional committees.
But, that request would need to have a quote “specified and legitimate legislative purpose.”
The governor’s office also says the new law would have to apply to everyone.

Members of New York State United Teachers are calling for changes in the way tests are given to kids in grades three through eight.
Computer issues caused trouble with the English Language Arts exam last week.
Officials are blaming Questar Assessment for the problem since the company apparently didn’t have enough server memory to handle the large number of tests being sent in online.
The state education commissioner says she’s “disgusted” with Questar.


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