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Written by on September 13, 2019

As sexual abuse lawsuits are mounting against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, the religious organization announced it is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The diocese announced the decision yesterday following enactment of the Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases for one year.
The Child Victims Act went into effect last month and a flood of lawsuits soon followed.
Church officials say that according to the state’s Religious Corporation Law the filing doesn’t affect local parishes and parishioners due to being legally independent of the diocese.

A Walnut Street man fails to show for sentencing on burglary charge.
27 year old Malik Ayala of Batavia failed to show for his scheduled sentencing yesterday in Genesee County Court.
According to Public Defender Jerry Ader, Ayala was admitted to an inpatient treatment program in Lockport preventing him appearing in court.
First Assistant District Attorney Melissa Cianfrini opposed the adjournment of his sentencing due to Ayala’s criminal history, however Judge Charles Zambito adjourned the sentencing for October 3rd to allow his short-term treatment.
Ayala previously accepted a plea deal on a class D felony count of third-degree burglary.

Gun buyers in New York will be waiting longer for certain gun purchases.
The measure, approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo, took effect yesterday.
It gives law enforcement 30 days to investigate buyers who don’t immediately pass a background check.
The old waiting period was three days.

The Bills will look for another win over a team from New York this weekend.
They’ll face the Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday.
Buffalo is one-and-oh after clipping the Jets, 17-16, in the same stadium in the team’s first game.

The new VanDetta Stadium at Batavia City School will be broken in tonight as the Blue Devils host Livonia for their home opener.
Mike Bromley, Batavia’s Athletic Director, highlighted a laundry list of new appointments that could attract regional and even state level events in more than just football to the new facility…

A ribbon cutting has been set for 6:30 this evening with game time set for 7p.m.
WBTA begins coverage of the Van Detta Stadium opening beginning at 3 p.m. with live play by play coverage of the first game starting at 6:45 with Bob Brown and John Vazquez.


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