Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 13, 2019
New jobs in Batavia with a company’s Million Dollar investment.
A new million dollar investment into the Tompkins Metal Finishing facility on Apollo Drive in Batavia has been announced, with news of new employment opportunities.
According to the Empire State Development, which announced the investment yesterday, a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and recycling system has been installed by the industrial plating company into their facility.
The new equipment will allow the company to add another shift, create up to 10 new jobs while retaining the 100 employee it currently has on the job in Batavia.
A traffic stop in Livingston County ends in drug and sex abuse charges for an Orleans County man.
Deputies report that 21 year old Adam Stetzel of Holley was initially found in possession of pot after being stopped on Maple Beach Road in Groveland.
According to investigators he gave some of the marijuana to a 16 year old passenger and further investigation revealed he allegedly had sexual contact with the minor in Livonia in January of this year.
Stetzel is facing counts of Criminal Sale of Marijuana, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Sexual Abuse.
He was committed to jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Voters for the so-called Green Light Bill are being blasted by Hawley.
The State Legislature has passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to have New York State driver’s licenses by a final vote of 86 to 47 yesterday.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley who is opposed to the legislation is speaking out against fellow Assembly members who approved the legislation after being blocked for years in the Senate when Republicans had the majority.
Hawley said “Downstate politicians continue to peddle handouts and shortcuts for everyone but the middle class.” Hawley continued saying “Felons get pay raises, illegals get driver’s licenses and sex offenders get voting rights.”
Hawley concluded that “this is a step toward allowing illegals to vote in our elections.”
Governor Cuomo says he’d sign the legislation if it gets to his desk.
Two Genesee County Jail inmates arrested for assault.
40 year old Kelly Rhim and 23 year old Daniel Lewis were both arrested and charged with second degree assault for allegedly assaulting another inmate while they were incarcerated in the county jail.
Both Rhim and Lewis were remanded back to jail in lieu of $2,500 bail a piece.
The International Joint Commission has delayed a meeting on the future of water levels in Lake Ontario.
The Buffalo News reports officials considered holding the meeting yesterday, but are now looking to discuss the issue in the coming days.
Members are expected to talk about the future of Plan 2014, which manages water levels but allows greater fluctuations within them.
Some have said the plan is responsible for devastating flooding along the shoreline.
New York State lawmakers are one step closer to ending the so-called “Pink Tax.”
The Assembly has passed a bill that would prevent businesses for charging different prices for similar products that are branded separately for men and women.
This would include products like razors and shampoo.
The legislation now heads to the Senate with the session ending next week.
Supporters of the bill call the “pink tax” discriminatory.