Evening News Briefing

Written by on February 12, 2019

The Batavia City Council found itself in the middle of an age old debate that is well beyond its legislative authority.
The issue: abortion, or what has become Pro-life or Pro-choice.
The debate has been refueled by the recent passage of the New York Reproductive Health Act, which has significantly broadened the law regulating abortion in the state.
The city council chambers were packed last night
The most vocal were pro-life advocates.

Kathy Stefani


Batavia resident Kathy Stefani was one of them:

In the end, 6th ward Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian said she would draft a letter of opposition to the Reproductive Health Act and seek to have other council members support it.

A Batavia Sex Offender facing felony charges for failing to register.
52 year old Scott Hinze of West Main Street Road was arrested for allegedly failing to register his address as a sex offender and falsifying his change of address document.

A parolee jailed after being found with drug paraphernalia.
LeRoy Police arrested 37 year old Aaron Heale of North Lake Ave Bergen. Deputies said they received complaint from a local car wash that Heale was sleeping in his car in the wash bay.
As they investigated lawmen said they allegedly found a Hypodermic syringe in Heale’s vehicle.

Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties remain under Winter Weather Advisory until 10 p.m. tonight
The National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulation up to 6 inches and around one tenth of an inch of ice.
Forecasters are saying travel could be very difficult for the evening commute.

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty has issued the travel advisory effective immediately for Livingston County due to snow covered, slick roadways.
The Travel Advisory does not restrict travel but does advise motorists that hazardous conditions could be encountered.

A big games in girls High School Basketball tonight. The Elba Lady Lancers host the Lady Irish of Notre Dame. Tip-off set for 7 tonight.
Live coverage on WBTA with Paul Spiotta begins at 6:45 p.m.

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