Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 6, 2019
29 year old Jordan Brodie of LeRoy was apprehended by State Police based out of Batavia following a nearly three yearlong investigation into sexual offenses involving minors.
Brodie was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after the initial incident was reported to Police back in January of 2017.
He was charged with a two felony counts of promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child and was subsequently released with an appearance ticket for LeRoy Town Court at a later date.
Drug Task Force busts two Albion men for dealing crack and cocaine.
Following a search of an apartment on East Bank Street in Albion the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force has arrested two suspects.
The residents, 42 year old Derrick Hildreth and 34 year old Thomas Edgtion were found in possession of a shotgun, powder and crack cocaine, pot and packing materials in the bust.
Both are facing multiple felonies for the sale and distribution of crack and powder cocaine.
Minimum wage workers will see a bump in pay with the New Year.
On December 31st the minimum hourly wage locally will jump by 70 cents up to $11.80 per hour.
The rate will jump again to $12.50 an hour at the end of next year.
It’s all part of the state law that will bring the minimum wage in New York City to $15.00 an hour.
Governor Cuomo says the higher minimum wage has not hurt the economy.
This coming Saturday marks a milestone for a popular Batavia restaurant and tavern.
The Center Street Smokehouse turns 20.
Proprietor Greg Paul said he, his brother Scott and as partner opened the restaurant on December 7th, 2000.
The Center Street building, which had once housed a newspaper, had been vacant for years.
To Mark the occasion, Paul is offering specials this Sunday, from 4 until 8pm, featuring draft beers for a dollar, a half chicken for four-dollars and hamburgers for a buck.
The Buffalo Bills will look to close in on a playoff spot, but to do it, they’ll have to beat the best team in the AFC.
Buffalo is hosting the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field Sunday afternoon.
The Bills have won three straight and are just a game behind the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East.
To clinch a postseason berth Sunday, the Bills need to win and have the Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans or Indianapolis Colts lose or tie their games.
Buffalo’s showdown with Baltimore is set for 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
The Buffalo Sabres rally late but fail to get their Western Canada road trip off to a winning start.
Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Jake McCabe all scored for Buffalo, but it wasn’t enough as the Sabres felt to the Calgary Flames four-to-three last night.
After a strong start to the season, Buffalo now sits 15 points behind the Boston Bruins for first place in the Atlantic Division.
The Sabres will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Vancouver Canucks.