Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 6, 2019
Western Regional Off Track Betting, headquartered here in Batavia, had its highest Kentucky Derby handle ever.
The OTB reports a record two-million, 39-thosuand dollars was wagered on the Derby at Batavia Bets-dot-com, OTB Branches and E-Z bet locations.
Wagering on the Derby at Batavia Downs itself was up 7-percent over last year.
Action at Batavia Downs Gaming during the Derby weekend was the second highest ever for the casino.
Volunteer firefighters from Bergen, Stafford and South Byron made a quick stop of a fire at C F S Irrigation Supply Company in Bergen.
The initial alarm went out around 3 this afternoon sending fire equipment and manpower to 62-80 Clinton Street.
The fire was confined to a wall. Cause is unknown.
The trial of Congressman Chris Collins could end up being delayed.
The Buffalo News reports there’s debate over a clause in the Constitution. The “Speech or Debate Clause” looks to protect members of Congress from abuse from other government branches.
Collins, who represents New York’s 27th Congressional District- which includes Genesee County – is facing charges of insider trading.
He is scheduled to go on trial in February.
Gasoline prices are continuing to rise in Western New York.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is $2.90.
That’s two cents more than what drivers were paying a week ago,
Gas Buddy-dot-com reports the average prices of a gallon of regular in Batavia is $2.84