Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 23, 2018
The Batavia City School District says there has been no credible threat against students or staff but police will increase their visibility around city school buildings.
Superintendent Chris Daily released a letter today addressed to parents, faculty and staff referencing the tragedy in Parkland, Florida:
Daily says the increased police presence around schools is meant to be a positive and proactive step toward thwarting any real or perceived threat.
An officer at Wyoming Correctional has been put on the other side of the bars for allegedly taking money from inmates for drugs.
37 year old William Fannan or Orchard Park is accused of taking bribes from two inmates to smuggle the drug K2 into the prison.
Fannan is now in the Wyoming County Jail.
A Town of Darien man arrested for allegedly grabbing a 13 year old boy by the neck during a domestic dispute.
28 year old Alexander Seegar of Allegany Road charged with harassment and endangering eh welfare of a child.
Seegar given a court appearance ticket.
It looks like jurors in the bribery trial of Joseph Percoco might start deliberations as early as next week.
The government has rested its case and the defense will likely wrap up on Monday.
Prosecutors say the former aide to Governor Cuomo accepted more than $300,000 in bribes in exchange for political favors.
Governor Cuomo is extending his emergency executive order allowing New York pharmacists to give flu shots to children ages two to 18.
The governor says it’s important to increase access for New Yorkers as flu diagnoses continue to rise across the state.