Weekend News Briefing

Written by on August 24, 2019

New York has now joined 16 other states with the recently enacted red flag gun law.
The new law takes effect today and prevents people who show signs of being a risk to themselves or others from owning or buying a gun, rifle or shotgun. School officials, relatives and household members will have the right to petition the state Supreme Court for an “extreme risk protection order.”
Such an order would allow police to immediately remove guns from the person’s home.

State Police bust a Rochester resident for bail jumping in Alabama.
Troopers out of Batavia took 54 year old Gina Welsher into custody Thursday afternoon on a criminal arrest warrant out of Alabama Town Court from April of this year.
Welsher was charged with Criminal Contempt and Bail Jumping and was subsequently jailed in lieu of $2,500 in the Genesee County Jail.

Darien man arrested for intentional property damage.
20 year old Zachary Breissinger of County Line Road was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies following an incident Thursday night at a County Line Road address in Darien.
He was charged with third degree Criminal Mischief for allegedly damaging someone else’s property intentionally.
Breissinger was release under supervision of Genesee Justice.

The Batavia City School District Foundation is reminding community members about their Engraved Brick Campaign at VanDetta Stadium at Woodward Field.
Orders need to be received by Saturday, September 1st in order to be installed in front of the weight room by this Fall.
Each brick is $100 and order forms are available on the BCSD Foundation website at bataviacsd.org or at the Batavia City School District’s Instructional Services’ office at 260 State Street, Batavia.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Great New York State Fair will offer admission tickets for this weekend and next weekend for $1.
The “Summer Send-Off” tickets, good for admission August 24, 25, 31 and September 1, will be sold online, here or patrons can pay at the entrance gates.
Those who buy tickets online will be entered into a drawing to win a Lifetime Fair Pass, which allows the holder to attend the Fair for free for the rest of his or her life.
As part of the promotion, unused tickets from this year’s Fair will be accepted at the 2020 Fair.

An annual favorite at Batavia Downs this weekend.
The Weiner Dog races will be held this Sunday following the regular racing card.
The Dachshunds draw one of the biggest crowds of the season at the downs.
These dogs dash in 10 heats beginning about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

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