Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on July 11, 2019
Threats with a phony pistol land a Ross Street resident behind bars without bail.
26 year old Salvatore Tornabene of Ross Street in the City was apprehended by Batavia Police after investigating a reported domestic incident in a lower apartment at a Ross Street address.
Police say after investigating a domestic incident on July first they returned to the residence for a report of potentially armed subjects fighting on July 6th.
Investigation revealed that Tornabene had allegedly threatened a woman with a fake pistol during an altercation.
Tornabene was charged with counts of third degree Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing and was committed to the Genesee County Jail without bail.
A larceny complaint in Batavia lands a Bergen man in lock-up for drugs.
29 year old Kyle Hawley of South Lake Ave in Bergen was taken into custody by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies following a report of a larceny from a Business on West Main Street in the city.
Deputies reportedly found Hawley as a passenger in a vehicle as the vehicle was entering the State Thruway at exit 48 in Batavia.
Lawmen say there were stolen objects plainly in view and further search uncovered two different types of a controlled substance a hypodermic instrument and other drug paraphernalia.
Hawley was hit with counts of Criminal Possession of a Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia and a Hypodermic Instrument and was released with appearance tickets for Batavia Town Court on July 25th.
Peaceful rally planned for tomorrow night in Batavia.
A group of citizens from across Western New York are planning to hold a peaceful rally and candlelight vigil near the ICE Offices of the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility as part of a nationwide Lights for Liberty movement to protest the reportedly dire conditions for refugee children in migrant detention centers.
The rally is planned for tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m., at the corner of Federal Drive & Oak Orchard Road in Batavia.
Along with speakers and a candle light vigil the Rochester Raging Grannies are expected to be singing during the demonstration.
Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that would mandate equal pay for men and women soccer players in New York.
The 28 members of the U.S. women’s team filed a class action lawsuit in March against their employer — the United States Soccer Federation.
They claim the USSF pays female players less than members of the U.S. men’s team in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act.
Cuomo’s bill would force the federation to pay women the same salary that men make when doing business or playing games in New York.
A law ending religious exemptions to school vaccination rules is being challenged in court.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of families who held legal religious exemptions.
The law would require all schoolchildren to be vaccinated against common diseases.
A judge will make a ruling on the case Friday.