Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 24, 2018

City Hall is responding to the simmering violence on Batavia’s south side.
Police say trouble in the Central Avenue neighborhood had been brewing for some time.
Now, a community meeting has been scheduled in the 5th ward.

Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch


Police Chef Shawn Heubusch says the meeting will be held next Thursday night at St. Anthony’s Community center

Councilwoman Kathy Briggs

Ward 5 Councilwoman Kathy Briggs organized the meeting.

A Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted three people in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing and shooting.


A Batavia man admits to arson and drug sales in plea agreement.
47 year old Eddie Lee Miles was arrested last January when he used a a piece of furniture to barricade himself in an apartment on Washington Ave., then set it on fire, and threatened to shoot police.
Miles pled guilty to felony counts of Arson, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
He will remain in custody pending his first sentencing date scheduled for June 22nd.

State Democratic and Republican conventions continue today in New York.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to endorse Governor Andrew Cuomo at the Democratic convention underway at Hofstra University on Long Island.
Cuomo got 95 percent of the votes from Democratic delegates, securing a spot on the primary ballot.
Republicans gave the nod to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

No one is injured after a Boston-bound flight had to make a sudden landing.
Officials say a JetBlue plane hit a bird early this morning in Buffalo, about ten minutes after takeoff.
The pilot circled the plane back safely to the airport and the passengers were shuffled onto a new flight.
The plane is undergoing maintenance.

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