Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 15, 2019
There’s a new Top Dog for Batavia’s minor league baseball team.
The Batavia Muckdogs have announced that Jorge Hernandez will be managing the local ball team for 2019.
He is a 13 year coaching veteran for the Miami Marlins the Muckdogs Parent club.
Hernandez is taking over for former manager Mike Jacobs who was promoted to manage the Clinton Iowa affiliate after 2 seasons in Batavia.
Hernandez is joined by three new additions to the Muckdogs coaching staff for the 2019 season.
Local Drug Task Force arrest two Rochester men accused of drug dealing in Genesee County.
52 year old Edwin Coleman and 20 year old Trevon Slaughter were charged after separate six-month long investigations.
Both were accused of selling crack cocaine to an undercover Task Force agent on two separate occasions.
Both Coleman and Slaughter are facing two felony counts a piece for drug possession and sale.
Coleman was released under Genesee Justice and Slaughter was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Missing woman reported in Batavia.
Batavia Police have been notified that 31 year old Jessica DeRidder went missing from her home last weekend.
She was last seen on Friday February 8th and it is unclear if she is in danger at this time. Anyone with information on Jessica’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Batavia Police at 345-6350.
Amazon is dropping New York City as its second headquarter location.
Amazon said yesterday it is pulling out of the three-billion-dollar deal to bring HQ2 to Queens.
The move comes after negative response was mounted by activists and elected officials.
Governor Cuomo is saying certain State Senators who opposed tax breaks for the retail giant are to blame for Amazon backing out.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia is wasting no time on the opportunity and is welcoming Amazon to consider coming to Western New York.
Hawley is proposing Amazon consider the “construction ready” STAMP site in Town of Alabama as their next headquarters.
Hawley said he has already been in contact with the Orleans County IDA and Economic Development Center in Genesee County to make this a reality and he is confident our 57 local colleges and universities educating more than 300,000 students could easily accommodate their labor needs.