Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 23, 2019

Christopher Sprague

A Batavia man, already on parole, has been arrested for a number of business burglaries in the city since the first of the year.
25 year old Christopher Sprague of West Main Street, is facing four counts of third degrees burglary for a string of break-ins and attempted break-ins in the area Ellicott Street and Harvester Avenue.
Police said that in most cases the suspects broke windows or kicked in doors to gain entry.
Police didn’t have to go far to arrest Sprague. He was already in county jail on an unrelated Petit Larceny. Charge. He was also on parole for a previous conviction.
Police say they are looking for another suspect in the case.

Part-Time Batavia City Court Judge Durin Rogers wants to run for a full-time post. Rogers wants to replace City Court Judge Robert Balbick, who’s been on the bench for 25 years, who is retiring at the end of this year.


Ayesha Kreutz

Governor Cuomo has signed the Reproductive Health Act into law. The measure updates the state’s 49-year-old law on abortion.
It removes restrictions on abortions after 24 weeks and protects the doctors who perform them.
Pro-life leaders are outraged.
One of them is Ayesha Kreutz, of the Frederick Douglas Foundation:

The governor and his supporters say the law is important since they are concerned Roe versus Wade may be overturned by the United States Supreme Court.

27 year old James White of Lockport has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Medina man two years ago.
White is facing a felony count of Manslaughter for allegedly providing a lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl to 22 year old Wade Sargeant
White was ordered to be held in Orleans County Jail on $100,000 bail and is due back in Orleans County Court tomorrow.

State Police have announced the results of their holiday drunk driving crackdown.
From December 13th through January 1st, 783 people were arrested across the state for driving under the influence.
Overall, more than 48,000 tickets were handed out for various violations, an increase of roughly 5,000 tickets from a year earlier.

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