Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 9, 2019
Lengthy prison sentence for a child porn producer in Dansville.
Dansville resident, 42 year old Ryan Lander appeared in federal court for sentencing on a conviction of producing child pornography yesterday.
Investigation by Homeland Security into Lander began based on images he was posting on a website known for child exploitation according to prosecutors handling the case.
Investigators discovered through a forensic search of his electronic devices that Lander had two minor victims engage in sexually explicit conduct between July 2011 and March 2013 which he recorded.
Landers was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Byron traffic stop leads to drug arrest for an Attica man.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 27 year old Darius Jones after he was allegedly caught speeding down Clinton Street Road in Byron Wednesday night.
Jones was allegedly found in possession pot, a controlled substance and other drug paraphernalia and was also driving without a license according to officers.
He was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Byron Town Court on September 9th.
Parking lot accident ends in DWI arrest for a Batavia woman.
58 year old Linda Clemens of South Main Street is charged with Aggravated DWI after deputies responded to the Batavia Downs Parking lot for report of a motor vehicle accident.
Clemens is accused of striking a parked car in her vehicle while intoxicated and was released with appearance tickets for August 26th in Town Court.
Plans for a solar farm are struck down.
Last night Genesee County planners unanimously disapproved a special use permit and area variance for a pair of 20-acre, 7.2 megawatt ground solar systems on Route 98, just north of the Thruway interchange.
The request by Oak Orchard Solar 1 does not fit into parameters set by the Town Board on what is considered to be prime agricultural land and falls halfway short with the minimum acreage required for such a permit.
The City of Batavia Republican Committee is seeking City Republicans who are interested in being considered for the Committee’s recommendation for Council At-Large.
This position is for the seat soon to be vacated by Adam Tabelski.
The City of Batavia Republican Committee will make a recommendation to City Council with the appointment being made by City Council for the unexpired term.
You can send letters of interest via email by September 24th to City Republican Chairman David Saleh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Cuomo has signed off on a new bill to boost the health and safety standards for animals sold at pet stores and by dealers.
The legislation requires the animals have sanitary living conditions, have annual checkups and be groomed.
Pregnant dogs also need to have enough room to nurse their litters when they’re born.
Supporters say the legislation will protect animals from abuse that can happen at so-called “puppy mills.”
The Buffalo Bills get their preseason off on the right foot in front of their home crowd.
The Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts last night at New Era Field by a final score of 24 to 16.
Quarterback Josh Allen played two series and completed six of his 11 passes for 66 yards.
Up next for the Bills is another preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers.