Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on September 6, 2019
Kids and teenagers in the city now have a new hangout following the official opening of the Liberty Center for Youth in Batavia.
The joint venture by the City of Batavia Youth Bureau and the GLOW YMCA opened yesterday to serve local boys and girls from 9 to 16 years old.
The establishment is located in downtown Batavia at the former St. Anthony’s school on Liberty Street.
Those interested in attending can find registration forms at the YMCA, on the city website or at the youth center.
Registration is free and youth participants are only required to sign in with their daily participation forms.
The center will be open year-round from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on school days and 1 to 6 p.m. during school breaks and summer vacations.
Investigation into dope sales in Bergen end with a Rochester man behind bars.
18 year old Jahmiere Smith of Rohr Street Rochester was apprehended Wednesday by members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force for alleged transportation and sale of heroin in and around Bergen.
Smith was collared on an unrelated matter by police in Rochester before being turned over to Genesee County lawmen on an active warrant.
Smith allegedly sold a quantity of heroin to a task force agent on two separate occasions and was charged with two Class B Felony counts each of both criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance.
He was ultimately committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of on $1,500 bail.
A walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th, tied the three-game series between the Batavia Muckdogs and Lowell, Spinners at one game a piece.
The 2 to 1 win by the Spinners last night means the third and final game of the series will be played tonight in Lowell.
The game can be heard right here on WBTA.
Bishop Richard Malone says he’s not stepping down despite a new scandal in the Buffalo Diocese, which includes Genesee County.
There have been questions over how Malone handled the case of a love letter from a priest to a seminarian as well as another priest accused of harassing that same seminarian.
Malone said he feels obligated to continue leading the diocese.
He went on to say if he felt a majority of people were calling for his resignation, it would be a different story.
The state health department is suggesting New Yorkers don’t use vape products as the investigation into what’s causing a severe respiratory illness continues.
While no deaths have been reported in the Empire State, people in Oregon and Illinois have passed away.
The common thread in every case is the use of vape products that contain cannabis.
Officials believe the products, with names like “Dank Vapes” and “Chronic Carts” are counterfeit and sold on the black market.
The Buffalo Bills are hitting the road to start their 2019 regular season campaign.
They’ll be taking on their AFC East rival the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The teams split their two meetings last year.
Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for 1:00 p.m.