Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 9, 2020
A pair of 13 year old Albion Middle School Students have accepted plea agreements for threats they made to violently attack other students and staff at their school.
Two of the three students accused in the incident pled guilty in Orleans County Family Court Tuesday to conspiracy to commit murder.
One of the two unnamed boys also pled guilty to a count of Aggravated Harassment for sending threatening messages to a fellow student.
The two will face up to a year in juvenile detention at sentencing on February 25th, while the third boy who was accused, also 13 year old, is expected to appear in court on January 21st.
The County’s Economic Development Center is going to consider tax incentives for the Ellicott Station project in Batavia to the tune of $3.6 million.
The GCEDC will look at the application for tax breaks on the 22 and a half million dollar project proposed by Buffalo Developer Sam Savarino during their meeting today.
Savarino proposed a 55 unit apartment building, a brewery and beer garden, however nothing has been done on the site since Savarino purchased the property over three years ago.
A public meeting will be scheduled if the GCEDC accepts the application.
Cuomo touts New York as the progressive Capital of the Nation in his 10th State of the State address.
The governor discussed several initiatives during yesterday’s speech in Albany, including legalizing recreational marijuana, improving health care and tax cuts for both the middle class and small businesses.
While most Democrats supported the governor’s speech, Republicans were critical of him for failing to mention potential changes in the new bail reform laws and for only briefly touching on the state’s six-billion dollar budget gap.
Local Assemblyman Steve Hawley was included in the group of Republicans who remained critical of Cuomo and his so-called progressive agenda.
Hawley emphasized his concern over what he sees as the Governors negative impact on the State’s economics and ultimately its population…
Hawley went on to say he will be working against many of the Governors policies that he believes hurt the state…
The Buffalo Sabres will look to keep their two-game winning streak alive on the road tonight.
They’ll be visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Saint Louis Blues at Enterprise Center.
The Sabres have struggled away from home this season and currently have the NHL’s fifth-worst road record.
Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for 8:00 p.m.