Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 22, 2018

DA says new laws and investigative evidence is overwhelming his current size staff.
Members of County Legislature have been informed by District Attorney Lawrence Friedman that his office staff is too small to handle the currently increasing workload being thrust upon them.
During Mondays Public Service Committee Meeting he cited new technologies and laws that were weighing down on his assistant DA’s and that some lawmakers seem oblivious to the added work being created…

Friedman also mentioned that it can be overwhelming to parse through the lengthy body camera footage obtained by police and used as evidence.
Friedman requested funding for adding a new Assistant DA position to his staff next year.

Local Drug Task Force busts a Ross street resident for drugs.
44 year old William Schultz of Batavia was being taken in on a family court warrant Wednesday evening when deputies allegedly found him possession of pot and drug paraphernalia.
Shultz was taken into custody and hit with additional misdemeanor drug charges including Criminally using Drug Paraphernalia.
He is currently being held in lieu of bail in the Genesee County Jail.

Governor Cuomo says it’s his legal obligation to ensure immigrant children house in the state are healthy and safe.
There are approximately 700 children being held in New York who have been separated from parents and Cuomo is demanding information on them.
The Governor has written a letter and called the Department of Health and Human Services saying legally the state has a duty to protect the kids and provide services.
Cuomo says a lot of kids are being sent to New York because it has one of the country’s largest foster care networks.

Eight inning run turns the tables in the Muckdogs favor.
The Muckdogs improved to 3 and 4 on the season after scoring their first walk-off win of the year over the Williamsport Crosscutters last night.
Batavia did not score a run until the eighth inning when they were trailing 5 to zero.
The Voice of the Muckdogs Andy Helwig…

The final score was Batavia 6 Williamsport 5.
The Muckdogs continue their second match in the series against the Crosscutters tonight beginning with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. You can hear all the action right here on WBTA.

Cynthia Nixon is calling for the abolishment of ICE, labeling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency a “terrorist organization.”
The former “Sex and the City” star, who’s challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, made the comments on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday and later spoke at a Manhattan Church where she called Donald Trump the egomaniacal leader of ICE.
The New York primary is September 13th.

Some good news on the streets of Batavia
Gambit the tabby cat has been found.
A neighbor reported this morning that the grey and white tabby had been found on Elm Street in the City after WBTA had report the cat missing yesterday.
She thanked the local news outlets for leading to Gambit’s safe return.


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