Evening News Briefing

Written by on June 1, 2018

Councilwoman Kathy Briggs

Better communication between the police and the public may be the best way to stem simmering trouble in Batavia’s  Central Avenue neighborhood.
About three dozen residents met last night with police and politicians to find a path to peace on the streets.
Ward Councilwoman Kathy Briggs said trouble in the streets is not just a south side problem

Police suggested that the public continue to report suspicious activity when they see it.

A 26 year old man facing charges for taking a beef into his own hands in Byron.
Robert Arnold of Terry Street in Byron is charged with choking another person during a fight on Wednesday night.

An Alden man accused of assaulting his baby is going to prison.
Joseph Jurek has pleaded guilty to reckless assault.
Prosecutors say he dropped or shook his infant son more than once in the past year. Jurek is expected to get to two to seven years in prison.

New York is still considering passing a bill to allow sports betting this year. This legislative session closes in a few weeks and Governor Cuomo says there isn’t enough time this year to address this.
Some state lawmakers are dismissing that and continue pushing gaming bills. Western Region Off Track Betting, owner of Batavia Downs, says the local gaming facility is ready to proceed with legal book making when the state allows it.

Chris Thorpe


Darien Lake cut the ribbon today on its brand new, 5-million dollar roller-coaster called the Tantrum.

Park Manager Chris Thorpe says the Tantrum plummets riders into a 97-degree drop

The Tantrum reaches speeds of 52 miles an hour.

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