Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 23, 2019

Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch

Batavia Police would like to put a K-9 back on their roster.
It’s been nearly 20 years since BPD has had a police dog.
Chief Shawn Heubusch has asked city council to a request federal Homeland Security funds to cover the estimated $15,000 cost of the dog and training.
Chief Heubusch made his case before City Council on Monday night:

It could be quite a wait for the federal funds. Right now Homeland Security funds are being diverted to build the southern border wall.

UMMC’s Jerome Center clinic was evacuated this afternoon following a telephoned bomb threat.
Police spokesman Marc Lawrence

The building was searched and no device was found.Bank St. between Main and Washington was closed for two hours.

The Batavia man who admitted to watching child porn on a computer at the Richmond Library has been arrested for trespassing.
55 year old Robert Richmond of Columbia Ave. was accused of trying to use a restroom at UMMC after he was told to stay clear of the hospital.
Richmond plead guilty to the porn charge last week. He has yet to be sentenced in that case.

A Tony Award winning play will kick off its run in Rochester tonight.
The first performance of “Hamilton” takes to the stage of Auditorium Theatre. There will be a total of 24 shows. Ticket prices range from $44 to $222 each.

Wegmans says it’s getting rid of getting rid of plastic bags by the end of the year.
The grocery store chain wants to help customers transition to reusable bags before a new state law kicks in next March.
Of course, there are no Wegman’s stores in Genesee County – many local shoppers head to Wegmans in Brockport or Erie County.

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