Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 30, 2018

The Batavia Development Corporation, the economic development arm of city hall, is without an executive director.
The agency is asking city council for a five year funding commitment.
BDC president Pier Cipollone any prospective exec-director will want to see long term stability in the position
City Council was reluctant to make a long commitment but did agree to take up a non-binding letter of support for the BDC at council’s next business meeting.

A second arrest has been made in a town of Alabama robbery.
30 year old Edward Loper of Pratt Road, Batavia, is suspected of taking part in the robbery with Holly Squires of Albion.
Deputies say the victim of the robbery was injured.
Both Loper and Squires were jailed in lieu of bail.

A former Stafford resident has been sentenced to five years’ probation for stealing and using a friend’s credit card.
56 year old Jonathan Seiger of Stafford was accused of withdrawing over 16-hundred dollars from an ATM using the stolen card.

A Batavia drug dealer cops a plea deal for a reduced prison sentence.
36 year old Jonathan Hoges pled guilty to a single count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Hoges was arrested last August for selling crack to a drug task force agent
It was Hoges second felony offense.
He’ll get up to four years in prison and two years’ probation.

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