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Written by on April 15, 2019

Re-election run is uncertain for Congressman Chris Collins.
The political future of Congressman Chris Collins is unclear following a recent appearance and interview in Batavia.
Collins informed our news partner The Batavian that he hasn’t decided if he’ll run for another term in 2020 as he attended the annual Congressional Art Competition awards at GCC’s Batavia campus…

The indicted Congressman is scheduled to go to trial next year to answer to insider trading charges involving an alleged tip to his son to pull stock from a medical drug company.
The fourth-term incumbent narrowly won re-election in the 27th District last November over Democrat Nate McMurray.

Batavia Sex Offender jailed for multiple felony counts of failing to report.
City Police have arrested 29 year old Eric Dawson of North Spruce Street Batavia on 4 felony counts of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.
Dawson who is a Level 2 Sex Offender was being held in the Genesee County Jail on a parole violation when he was arrested on the most recent charges.
After being arraigned Dawson was remanded back to jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
He is expected to reappear in City Court on May 9th.

A hit and run accident in Batavia ends in arrest for a Corfu man.
49 year old Jerrol Newell of East Main Street Corfu was apprehended by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies after he had allegedly struck another car with his pickup on Peart Street Road near Wortendyke Road in Batavia Saturday afternoon.
Newell reportedly did not stop after the accident and continued down Route 33 as the driver he had struck followed behind and called 911.
Newell was ultimately stopped and charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Unlicensed Operation.
He was released with appearance tickets for Batavia Town Court on May 16th.

A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would automatically enroll New Yorkers as organ donors.
Western New York Assemblyman Pat Burke says anyone 18 or older would be added to the registry unless they choose to opt out.
Anyone 16 or 17 years old who wants to become organ donors would have to opt in.
Burke says New York has the third-highest need for organ donors.

Drivers in Batavia are still feeling pain at the pump.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is now $2.80 in Batavia.
That price has jumped 18 cents in the last month.
The state average is sitting at $2.83 while nationally it’s $2.82.

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