Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 15, 2018
Convicted child rapist from Perry sent to prison.
A Former Perry resident will be spending the next ten years in state prison on a first degree Rape conviction.
38 year old Lance Riley pleaded guilty to first degree Rape in March for repeatedly raping a 13 year old girl and was sentenced last week in Wyoming County Court to 10 years in prison to be followed by 18 years post release supervision.
In a statement released by Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O’Geen, he said Riley “continuously and savagely” raped the victim over a long period of time, and said this is the second time Riley is going to prison for harming the same child.
In 2004 Riley was convicted and sent to prison for assault after burning the child in the bathtub as an infant.
District Attorney O’Geen said Riley’s guilty plea in the rape case was a complete vindication to the victim.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on sports-betting has the Downs getting on deck for sports betting in New York.
The court struck down a federal ban on the practice, paving the way for many states to begin legalizing betting on college and professional sports.
Batavia Downs is already securing partners and prepping their facility to be on the ground floor of offering sports betting in NY.
Chief Operating Officer for Batavia Downs Mike Nolan…
Nolan says the casino is looking forward to working with New York lawmakers to enable legislation to capitalize on the new opportunity.
Police believe alcohol may have been involved in a fatal ATV accident in East Pembroke.
Police say 51 year old Robert Boyce was trying to make a turn along a trail near Hartshorn Road in East Pembroke Sunday night when his ATV rolled over.
He was taken to ECMC where he later died.
Investigators believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.
Police seeking public assistance in an assault near Central Ave and Jackson Street in the city.
The Batavia Police Department is investigating an assault which occurred Sunday night at approximately 11:30.
According to authorities 4 victims were located on scene, 3 of which were treated at the hospital and released and one who remains with serious injuries.
Batavia Police are looking for any witnesses to the event.
Anyone with information in the case may the confidential tip line at 345-6370.
Voters in school districts across Genesee County today will decide budgets for the coming year.
In the Batavia City School District, the largest in the county, a budget of 52-million dollars goes to a vote.
The financial plan carries a tax levy increase of just under 2.4 percent.
Three incumbent school board members are running for re-election, unopposed.
Voting in Batavia takes place today from 7am to 9pm at Robert Morris building and Batavia High School.
Genesee County’s remaining seven public school districts also will be holding budget votes today.