Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 22, 2018
A threat of violence at Letchworth Central has Wyoming County lawmen investigating.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a perceived threat on social media was traced to a Letchworth High School student.
The sheriff says there was no actual threat to campus, students or staff but were thankful other students came forward with their concerns.
Late last week, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigated verbal threats made by a Batavia High School student attending BOCES.
In both cases, police said they take threats of any kind very seriously.
No arrests were made in either case.
A Batavia woman gets 6-months in jail and 5-years’ probation for violating provisions of her release under supervision. 32 year old Ann Capuano of Montclair Avenue was originally arrested for attempted burglary last June when she allegedly entered a State Street business brandishing a knife.
She later admitted to being on drugs at the time.
The Batavia Development Corporation gets a vote of confidence from City Council.
During a budget session last night council debated the $110,000 in funding for the BDC.
Ward 4 Councilman Al McGinnis favored funding BDC for another year, he was review it for next year:
The Batavia Development Corporation and its executive director are funding with the city’s share of slot machine revenue from Batavia Downs.
That cash feed the city’s general fund and could be used for any purpose.
There’s speculation Governor Cuomo may be eyeing the White House in 2020. Cuomo has said he’s focused on winning a third term but gave a one liner during a union endorsement speech yesterday that sounded presidential. Cuomo told the crowd, we’re going to make America America again. When asked if that was a presidential campaign slogan, Cuomo ducked the question and referred to a poem titled “Let America be America Again.”