Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 28, 2018
Governor Cuomo says he’s considering a pay raise for state lawmakers as part of a new budget. Lawmakers currently make around 80-thousand-dollars, a figure that hasn’t gone up since 1999. The governor said higher salaries are important to get quality people into state government. Sunday is the deadline for a new budget.
Batavia police are on the lookout for a suspect in an Arby’s hold-up.
Late on Sunday night, someone walked into the Arby’s on West Main and displayed what appeared to be a gun.
The bandit demanded cash.
No one was hurt.
Police are not saying how much money was taken.
The heist occurred about an hour after the restaurant had closed for the night.
PHOTO: Police supplied surveillance picture
The woman accused of a Brockport murder has been found mentally fit to stand trial. 32 year old Holly Colino formerly of Rochester has been held in a state mental health facility charged in the shooting death of Megan Dix last summer. Dix, from tne Orleans County community of Lyndonville, was shot to death during her lunch break.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is thanking fans for their prayers ahead of his cancer surgery. The former Bills all-star announced earlier this month that his oral cancer had returned.
Kelley is traveling to New York City where he is expected to undergo surgery
Here’s a sign of spring. Batavia’s Yard Waste Station will open for the season next week.
The station on Law Street will be open from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
City residents are asked to bring all yard waste material to the Waste Station as there is no spring curb side pickup of these materials.
Some changes in store for a major scholarship fundraiser at Genesee community College.
The annual ENCORE gala will be held in then Richard Call Arena on December 1st. Chairpersons for this year’s event are Thomas and Kim Cox, both retired school superintendents.