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Written by WBTA STAFF on February 21, 2019
Sex Offender jailed without bail after parole violation in Batavia.
41 year old Jeremy Eaton of Ellicott Street in the City, a Level 2 Sex Offender has been jailed following an incident in which he was accused of violating his parole.
As Eaton was being held in the Genesee County Jail he was also arrested and charged for Failing to Register within 10 days to the State’s Sex Offender Registry, of which he has a prior offense.
He was ordered to be held in the County clink without bail after appearing before Judge Robert Balbick in Batavia City Court.
Eaton is expected to reappear in City Court on March 21st.
Deputies in Livingston County in collaboration with the FBI execute drug related search warrants in Mount Morris.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more information today on search warrants executed in Mount Morris.
The operation happened last night and involved the county drug task force as well as the FBI.
There’s no word if anyone was arrested.
But, officials say there’s no reason for the public to be alarmed.
Local budgets may be the target of cuts in State money.
A proposal to reduce funding from the state for towns and villages, known as AIM (Aid and Incentives for Municipalities) could wind up as just another cost burden for Genesee County, According to County Manager Jay Gsell.
Gsell told the Ways and Means Committee at its meeting Wednesday that if the funding cut goes through, the County might be on the line to make up the $230,000 difference for towns and villages from its own revenue.
Gsell said the governor’s office is being somewhat disingenuous about how cuts are being presented to municipalities.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Oakfield Alabama Schools are adding a Sheriff’s Deputy as a Resource Office.
The Oakfield-Alabama Central School District has reached an agreement with the Sheriff’s Office to provide a school resource officer on the district’s campuses for the remainder of the school year.
Deputy Howard Wilson is expected to serve as the new SRO and Wilson’s road patrol position will be filled by a new hire.
More funding for the Genesee County Airport.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office announced yesterday $23.6 million in funding for 31 airports across the state, including $656,000 for a new aircraft hangar at the Genesee County Airport.
Public hearings are being planned as state officials look ahead to the 2020 census.
The discussions will mostly focus on how to make sure everyone is counted.
There will also be talks about how to encourage people to take part in the census.
There are concerns New York could lose congressional seats if the state’s population isn’t accurately represented. The first hearing is set to take place next month.
The Buffalo Bills will have some new turf to play on this season.
The playing surface is being replaced at New Era Field for the first time since 2011.
The cost of the project will be covered by Erie County, the Bills and New York State.
The Bills can opt out of their lease in 2020, but say they have no plans to do that.