Evening News Briefing

Written by on June 21, 2018

Lawrence Friedman Genesee Co. District Attorney

The Genesee County District Attorney says he needs more help.
Lawrence Friedman says societal changes and changes in technology is taxing his office beyond its limit.
He told the County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee this week that reviewing police body-cam footage to make a case can be overwhelming

In his 21 years as D-A, Friedman has not asked for additional staff – until now. He is requesting money to hire an additional assistant D-A.

A Batavia man, while being served a family court warrant, gets hit with a drug charge.
Police say 44 year old William Schultz of Ross Street was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and pot.
He was jailed on $1,000.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is demanding information on the 700 separated immigrant children that he says are housed in the state. Calling President Trump’s executive order a sham, Cuomo says only by reversing immigration policy will children stop being taken away from their parents. The governor says the children are at foster care centers, which are regulated by the state, but contracted to the federal government. Cuomo says its his constitutional obligation to provide the children mental health services, and that barring him from gathering information is illegal.

The halls of the State Capitol are quiet again today after lawmakers finished this year’s legislative session. There was no action taken yesterday on major bills like legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes or sports betting. Those issues likely won’t be voted on until the next legislative session starts in January.

The Batavia Muckdogs are now 2 and 4 on the season.
The Dogs were beat by the Black Bears last night 4 to 3.
Batavia hosts the first of a three game series tonight against Williamsport. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. Andy Helwig calls all the on WBTA.


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