Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 22, 2018

New York Democrats and Republicans are holding two-day state conventions starting tomorrow. Former 2016 Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is delivering the keynote speech for the Democrats at Hofstra University where she’ll endorse Governor Cuomo for a third term in the face of a primary challenge by “Sex And The City” actress Cynthia Nixon. The Republicans are meeting in New York City where they’re expected to nominate Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for Governor. Both parties will also nominate a candidate for Attorney General following Eric Schneiderman’s sudden resignation.

Batavia teenager gets state prison time for assaulting a 13 year old.
16 year old Lionel Anderson was sentenced for beating a 13 year old who had his face slammed into the ground. The victim was hospitalized
The incident happened last Nov 28 on Highland Park
Anderson was sentenced to one to three years in state prison and his record will be sealed as a youthful offender.
With time served the Oklahoma native could be released in 6 months.

Local lawmen to be on the lookout for impaired motorists over Memorial Day weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Batavia and LeRoy Police Departments will participate in the statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort which starts Friday May 25th and will end on Tuesday May 29th.
Governor Cuomo is also suspending road and bridge construction projects on New York highways throughout the Memorial Day weekend to help ease congestion on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

The Peebles store on Veteran’s Memorial Drive is closing.
There has been no official announcement but “store closing signs” popped up over the weekend.
It is unknown when Peebles will shut the doors for good.

Pre-sale tickets for individual games are now on sale for the Batavia Muckdogs upcoming season.
Season tickets sales are on hold until management can confirm what previous season ticket holders will be renewing and reclaiming their seats.
The home opener is scheduled for June 18th.

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