Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on July 23, 2019
Thirty Three arrested at Whiz Khalifa Concert.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department had its hands full during the Whiz Khalifa Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday as deputies made 33 arrests in total.
Thirteen people were arrested for Trespassing many for Criminally Trespassing, eleven for Unlawful Possession of Pot, three people were charged with Harassment for fighting with either other concert goers or Live Nation Security, four were arrested for Obstructing Governmental Administration, and four for Disorderly Conduct.
20 year old Sonia Vasquez of Hilton was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon after allegedly being found in possession of a stun gun while entering the Darien Lake parking lot and 19 year old Arthur Meaney, a Grand Island resident, was remanded to jail in lieu of $2,500 bail after being arrested for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration.
Meaney was allegedly found in possession of a fictitious license and then refused to be placed under arrest by struggling with Deputies.
Surprisingly no one arrested was from Genesee County with the majority of those charged from the Rochester area.
New Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia will be honored in Batavia today.
He’s set to receive a “Key to the City” during a ceremony this afternoon at 2 outside the City Centre.
Bellavia was given the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Iraq War.
The military says Bellavia helped save his platoon by providing cover for his fellow soldiers to escape and is credited with killing insurgents when the men had become trapped while clearing buildings in Fallujah back in 2004.
A note to motorists that Jefferson Avenue between Main Street and the north entrance to the Wendy’s and Tim Hortons’ parking lots will be closed to traffic beginning at 1:30 p.m. until the conclusion of the presentation.
New York is banning cat declawing, becoming the first state in the nation to do so.
Governor Cuomo signed the ban into law yesterday, calling the procedure cruel and painful.
Declawing involves the removal of tendons, nerves, and the last bones in a cat’s paw.
Although the bill had overwhelming support, some vet groups opposed it, mentioning some people who have compromised immune systems can’t risk owning a cat if it has claws.
First-place Batavia Muckdogs win 4 to 1 taking the series against the Scrappers.
The Muckdogs brought home another win in front of a crowd of 1,139 fans during “Kids Day” yesterday at Dwyer Stadium.
Batavia now 23 and 14 on the season remains in first place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division.
The Muckdogs will be in West Virginia for three games with the Black Bears and return for a home series against the Williamsport Crosscutters Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 5:05 p.m.
You can hear all three games this weekend right here on WBTA.
Folks across Western New York are being urged to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.
Officials say the need for donations is high this year and more donors are needed to meet demand.
Folks who have O-negative blood are also being asked to donate their platelets.
The lack of donations can have an impact on lives since surgeries may have to be canceled and doctors may not have the resources to save patients in hospitals.