Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 12, 2019

Batavia’s highly decorated vet shares is war story.
David Bellavia, a highly decorated Veteran in Batavia, spoke about his experience for the first time since the White House announced he will receive the Medal of Honor.
Bellavia was awarded the Silver Star for action during Operation Iraqi Freedom which has recently been elevated to the military’s highest honor.
While speaking with our news partner The Batavian yesterday morning, Bellavia indicated he doesn’t wish to glorify war for the next generation…

Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor during a white House ceremony on June 25th.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Holland Ave woman busted for trying to withdraw from another person’s bank account.
21 year old Cassidy Hackett of Batavia was arrested and charged with Attempted Grand Larceny for allegedly attempting to withdraw $1,500 from an individual’s account.
Hacket was released with an appearance ticket for June 24th in Batavia Town Court.

Bank Street resident charged with harassment for a wheelchair incident.
City Police took 39 year old Jose Fuentes into custody on Friday following investigation into a harassment complaint at Genesee Senior Living on Bank Street.
Fuentes was accused of ramming his wheelchair into another resident and was ultimately issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court.

A Pavilion woman jailed for staying in a hotel without paying.
Batavia Police report the arrest of 29 year old Jessica Horton of Telephone Road on a count of Theft of Services.
Horton is accused of staying at hotel on Oak Street in Batavia last month and leaving without paying.
She was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Governor Cuomo is hinting that the state Assembly could be a roadblock towards changing the state’s surrogacy law.
The governor has pushed for the state’s law banning surrogacy agreements between women and couples to be overturned.
He says with just days left in this year’s legislative session, now is the time to prove that New York is the progressive capital of the world.
The state Senate has already approved the legislation.

The summer concert season is about to kick into high gear, and state officials say they’ll be cracking down on underage drinking.
Officials say investigators will be heading out to venues like Canalside in Buffalo in the coming weeks as part of Operation Prevent.
The focus will be on trying to find fake ID’s that people could use to buy alcohol at concerts or bars.
Anyone caught breaking the law risks having their license revoked for at least 90 days.

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