Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 15, 2019
The Genesee County Legislature is ready to move ahead with the design and construction of a new jail in Batavia following the approval of a new 40-year sales tax agreement between the County and City of Batavia.
Assistant County Manager Matt Landers presented an anticipated budget for the new facility with an anticipated expense of $60M at a Committee meeting Wednesday night.
The proposed jail will hold 184 beds in four pods, giving the jail staff space to keep separate jail populations for men and women as well as threat level, mental health issues, or substance abuse issues.
The site for the new facility is set to go in next to County Building #2 off West Main Street Road in Batavia. For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Hawley pushes for statewide School Resource Officers after Albion threat.
Following the stifled plot of three middle school students in Albion who intended to conduct a violent attack inside their school, Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia is reiterating a call for armed School Resource Officers to be present inside every school in New York State.
The School Resource Officer assigned to Albion Central School District helped thwart the planned attack after receiving information from school officials about a threatening message posted on the Discord app.
Hawley’s legislation, which has support of both Republicans and Democrats, would mandate that all School Resource Officers are properly trained veterans or retired law enforcement and provides $50,000 in state grants to each school district that hires a SRO.
Bergen man busted by Deputies for tampering with his utilities.
37 year old Stephen Marazita of North Lake Ave in Bergen was arrested on a count of Criminal Tampering after he was accused of tampering with his electric meter to turn his power back on after it was shut off in October.
Marazita was released with an appearance ticket for Nov 20th in Bergen Town Court.
Governor Cuomo has signed off on a new bill allowing adoptees to get a copy of their birth certificate when they turn 18.
Previously, someone who was adopted had to file a court petition to find out the names of their birth parents.
Under the new legislation, they can request that information by visiting their county health department.
Governor Cuomo says every New Yorker deserves access to the same birth records.
The Buffalo Bills will look to rebound from a tough loss at the expense of one of the worst teams in the NFL.
They’ll be on the road in Miami to take on the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Bills are coming off a defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Browns and are six and three on the season.
The Dolphins are two and seven, but have won back-to-back games.
Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for 1:00 p.m.
The losing streak of the Buffalo Sabres has reached six games.
Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime as the Sabres lost to the Carolina Hurricanes five to four at KeyBank Center last night.
Jeff Skinner, Henri Jokiharju, Johan Larsson and Curtis Lazar all scored for Buffalo in the losing effort.
The Sabres will be back in action tomorrow night when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7:00 p.m.