Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 8, 2019

Genesee County lawmen say a new county jail has been needed for a long time.
The existing jail is out of space and out of compliance with state regulations.
Next week county officials are holding a meeting inviting the public to ask questions about the project, its cost and its possible location.
The meeting is set for next Thursday, May 16th beginning at 5pm.
The meeting will be held in the Old County Courthouse.

Serious felony charges have been brought against a Batavia man in connection with a pair of old burglaries in Batavia.
Heyward Clark is accused of breaking into a building on School Street and a garage on Porter Avenue three years ago.

On today’s police blotter:
63 year old Richard Bailey of Thorpe Street, Batavia:
He is charged with: second-degree menacing and weapons possession Bailey was arrested after he allegedly was involved in a fracas on April 25 where police say he threatened a neighbor with what appeared to be a handgun.

State lawmakers have struck a deal involving cameras on school buses. The devices would be attached to the swinging stop sign on the side of the bus.
They’d be used to record drivers who pass stopped buses while kids are getting on or off.
Supporters believe the cameras will help save lives since drivers will be more hesitant to pass buses if they know they’re being recorded.

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