Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 26, 2018

The Batavia City Council will hold their first public meeting with the consultants searching for Batavia’s new city manager on Wednesday.
Council will hold a public meeting this Wednesday night with a representative of Novak Consulting of Cincinnati.
The rep is expected to go into somedetailon the recruitment process.
The firm is being paid $26,000 to find Batavia’s next manager.
The council is also meeting tonight for a regularly scheduledconference meeting. Both meetings will be heldat 7pm in city hall.

What police describe as a violent domestic incident puts a Dellinger Avenue man behind bars.
26 year old Joseph Tornabene is accused of attacking a woman during a domestic dispute. Police say the woman suffered injuries but they did not elaborate.
She tried to call 9-1-1 on her cell phone but cops say Tornabene took the phone from her.
Tornabene is charged with assault and robbery and jailed on 25-thousand dollars bail.

A Meth lab is shut down in Wyoming County.
Lawmen say they raided a home on Liberty Street in Arcade and found 44 year old Shawn Wing running a meth making operation.
Wing has been jailed on a variety of drug counts and more charges may be placed pending lab resyuklts on the chemicals found in the home.

Beware of your own dog: he, or she, could get you in trouble.
41 year old Scott Lardner of Tracy Avenue found out the hard way. He was charged with owning a vicious and unlicensed dog.
Seems Lardner’s dog allegedly bit someone earlier this month in Lardner’s apartment.

Lawmakers have until April 1st to finish a massive $150-billion spending plan for New York State. One of the key issues in negotiations is how much to spend to fix chronic repairs at New York City housing developments. Governor Andrew Cuomo has staged several events at NYCHA properties, calling the agency incompetent. Albany is also considering rules on sexual harassment and gun control.Lawmakers say they hope to complete the budget before Friday because of the Passover and Easter holidays.

Governor Cuomo apparently thinks Jewish people can’t dance very well. On Palm Sunday yesterday, Cuomo visited a Harlem Church and made an awkward joke implying that Jews are bad dancers during a speech. He told the crowd at Mount Neboh Baptist Church that he is Catholic and Catholics are in his words not as without rhythm as our Jewish brothers and sisters. Not many laughed after the comment.

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