Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 2, 2020
Morgan Cox of Batavia sentenced today to two years in prison for threatening a city police officer with a knife last September.
Judge Charles Zambito called Cox’s actions totally pointless and said most importantly, Cox needs to address his drug addiction.
Cox had agreed to a plea deal in the case. He will also be on probation following his prison term.
PHOTO: Morgan Cox
Two dogs and as many as 10 puppies perish in a Stafford house fire today.
The fire was reported around 9 this morning along Prole Road.
The occupant of the home was not at home at the time.
Officials said the fire was confined to a fireplace near a coach, where the dogs were found.
Stafford and four additional volunteer departments responded to the fire.
Genesee County management expressing concerns over New York’s bail reforms that went into effect on New Year’s Day.
Law enforcement has already expressed their reservations with the change that allows misdemeanor and Class E felony offenders to be released from custody without bail.
County Manager Jay Gsell on WBTA’s Main and Center program today, echoed the concerns of lawmen:
PHOTO: Genesee County Manager Jay Gsell
Gsell said he had to budget a quarter of a million dollars for the training of police and prosecutors to deal with the bail reform.
The Buffalo Bills are taking part in their second playoff game in three years this weekend, and some local fans will be in attendance to cheer them on. Members of the so-called “Bills Mafia” are heading to Houston ahead of Buffalo’s big showdown with the Texans. Kickoff for Saturday’s contest is set for four-35 p-m.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to start 2020 off on a winning note in front of their home crowd. They’re hosting the Edmonton Oilers at KeyBank Center. Faceoff for tonight’s game is 7 p.m.