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Written by on October 12, 2018

Rep. Chris Collins

There’s a new development in the legal case against Congressman Chris Collins.
A federal judge in Manhattan has announced Collins will go on trial in February 2020.
Collins was arrested in August on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI … allegations he’s denied.
Collins represents Genesee County and much of Western New York in the House of Representatives.
He’s up for re-election in November, and is being challenged by Democrat Nate McMurray.

A former Wyoming County lawman has pleaded guilty to murder.
61 year old Joseph Mlyniec admitted that he shot and killed Robert Irvine of Perry last March.
Mlyniec had been scheduled to go on trial later this month.
He was accused of shooting Irvine to stop him from pursuing sexual abuse allegations against him.
Prosecutors said Mlyniec used his position with the sheriff’s office to do favors for young men in trouble in return for sex.

The Batavia City School District asking for help with the school budget process.
The School Board is looking for Budget Ambassadors, and those that don’t have experience with the budget process will be welcome.
Ambassadors will need to attend three budget sessions in February.
If interested, contact the office of Batavia City School superintendent Christopher Dailey.

The Buffalo Bills are hitting the road looking to win their second straight game. They’ll be taking on the Houston Texans this weekend.
Buffalo won a nail-biter at New Era Field last weekend against the Tennessee Titans, while the Texans are coming off a victory against the Dallas Cowboys.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.Sunday afternoon.

This is the last week of the regular season for local high school football.
On Saturday, the undefeated Batavia Blue Devils travel to Bath to take on Haverling.
Coverage on WBTA begins at 1:20 Saturday afternoon.

Tonight’s broadcast games at 7:30 p.m.:
Pembroke hosts York/Pavilion, that game on WBTA AM and FM and,
On WBTAi2: LeRoy hosts Wayland Cohocton

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