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Written by WBTA STAFF on January 25, 2018
Illegal Aliens brought to Batavia after Immigration bust in Caledonia.
Ecuadorian National, Segundo Francisco Caguana was arrested following investigation by ICE and Homeland Security Investigators regarding the harboring of possible illegal aliens.
The Caledonia Police Department provided information to ICE officers that there were possible illegal aliens staying at a North Street address in Caledonia and working for Sunset Roofing Corp.
ICE officers arrested seven illegal aliens and brought them to the Batavia Detention Facility for processing.
Caguana is facing charges of harboring aliens, encouraging illegal aliens to reside in the U.S., and hiring or recruiting unauthorized aliens for employment.
Caguana and his wife are reportedly authorized to work in the U.S. but remain nationals of Ecuador and are currently involved in immigration proceedings themselves.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine.
Genesee County Flu cases skyrocket.
The County is experiencing nearly four times the amount confirmed flu cases recorded during the same period of time last year.
According to Health Department Director Paul Petit there have been 149 confirmed cases of the flu in the County this season as opposed to just 38 cases recorded last year.
Petit says the local rates reflect similar increases in flu cases seen across the State and the nation.
Pearl Street man drives to Probation on a revoked license.
40 year old Brad Ohlson of Batavia was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle following an alleged incident yesterday afternoon.
A Probation Officer allegedly observed Ohlson driving to the Genesee County Probation Department at 15 Main Street in the city on a revoked license.
Ohlson apparently had three or more open suspensions or revocations on three separate dates.
He was issued an appearance ticket for January 30th in City Court.
Governor Cuomo is trying to strengthen net neutrality protections in the state.
Yesterday, he signed an executive order banning the state government from entering into contracts with internet service providers that don’t follow the principals of net neutrality.
Axios reports that this might not hold up because the FCC included a provision to prevent state and local governments from enforcing their own Obama-era-like net-neutrality rules.
Sir Elton John will be dropping by Upstate New York a couple of times during his massive farewell tour.
The “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour kicks off September in Pennsylvania, where the 70 year old musician will begin his three-year, 300 date global tour.
One of Elton John’s first stops will be the Key Bank Center in Buffalo this September and he also plays the Times Union Center in Albany early next year.
Tickets go on sale a week from tomorrow.