Morning News Briefing

Written by on August 28, 2019

A resident of Pringle Ave is behind bars after an alleged slashing in the city.
Batavia Police report the arrest 27 year old Brittany Smith on counts of Assault and Menacing, both in the second degree.
Smith was taken into custody after an altercation on Hutchins Street early Friday morning where a victim was reportedly cut with a knife.
She was arraigned in Batavia City Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail.

There’s a new development involving the legal case against Congressman Chris Collins.
The Buffalo News reports a lawyer for the 27th District Republican is challenging a revised indictment in the insider trading case against him.
Collins’ attorney claims the superseding indictment was only filed earlier this month because prosecutors wanted to cover up the fact they violated his client’s rights under the debate and speech clause in the Constitution.
Collins is set to go on trial next year.

State Police report the arrest of an East Bethany man following report of a domestic dispute.
44 year old Troy Reilly was taken into custody by Troopers based out of Batavia after responding to a reported domestic dispute at a Town of Bethany address Monday morning.
Reilly was charged with a single count of third degree Assault while the incident remains under investigation.

A Rochester resident arrested for drugs in LeRoy traffic stop.
20 year old Carlos Dejesus was stopped by deputies on Route 490 in LeRoy for allegedly not displaying his rear license plate.
According to deputies Dejesus was found to be driving without a license and in possession of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana.
He was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Pot along with vehicle and traffic infractions. Dejesus was issued appearance tickets for September 12th in LeRoy Town Court.

Governor Cuomo says he supports the idea of inmates making more money behind bars.
A bill in the legislature this year called for the minimum wage for prisoners to increase to three bucks an hour.
Right now, New York inmates make an average of 62 cents an hour and are among the lowest paid in the country.
The last pay increase for prisoners was approved over 25 years ago by then-governor Mario Cuomo.

Congressman Tom Reed is calling for an investigation into Governor Cuomo.
The Western New York Republican says it has to do with a dangerous portion of the Thruway that runs through the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Reservation.
Last week, Cuomo said having repair crews fix the road could impact the state’s case in a dispute involving Seneca casino revenues.
Since the Thruway is maintained by federal funds, Reed believes the governor’s inaction may break the law.

A reminder that the City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants through Thursday this week from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day North of Main Street and West of Bank Street.

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