Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 17, 2019
37 year old Dustin Wayne Bogue, a homeless man with ties to Batavia was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison after accepting a plea agreement for robbing the Speedway on West Main Street in Batavia.
Bogue pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery after additionally being charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property from the September robbery.
The maximum sentence Bogue faced was 15 years with a minimum of 10 years under terms of a previous plea agreement.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said Judge Charles Zambito decided to split in half the maximum statutory time of 25 years, which is how he arrived at 12 and a half years
An East Main Street woman jailed for beating up her live-in boyfriend.
23 year old Katty Jackson of Batavia is facing charges of Harassment, Strangulation, Unlawful Imprisonment and Criminal Mischief following investigation into a domestic incident that allegedly occurred earlier this month.
Jackson was subsequently arraigned in City Court and remanded to jail to appear in Batavia City Court at a later date.
A Rochester man busted for driving over twice the legal limit after crashing in Bergen.
26 year old Thomas Noce of Rochester was arrested following investigation into motor vehicle accident on Clinton Street Road in Bergen late last night.
Noce was charged with Aggravated DWI for recording a Blood Alcohol Content over twice the legal limit, Reckless Driving, failing to stop at a stop sign and Operating a Motor Vehicle while using a portable electronic device.
He was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for January 8th in Bergen Town Court.
Martins and Salvania’s Restaurants will not be serving customers in the New Year.
Both businesses made recent announcements that they are closing with the doors of Martin’s Restaurant already shuttered and Salvania’s to close at the end of 2019.
Laura Salvania says she is closing after 38 years on Jackson Street, however she is not ready to hang up the spatula quite yet as she is considering starting a small catering business out of her home.
Those holding gift certificates for Salvania’s are encouraged to use them as soon as possible, before they become nonredeemable at end of the year.
A new report says Congress has set aside money for the International Joint Commission to review a controversial flood prevention plan.
Many believe Plan 2014 has actually led to more flooding along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in recent years.
The Buffalo News reports over a million dollars in federal funding has been set aside to help the IJC revise and study the plan.
Right now, water levels in the lake are 17 inches higher than the long-term monthly average for December, which is causing concerns about severe flooding in the spring.
The IJC says it’ll start reviewing Plan 2014 once the agency receives the government’s money.