Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 30, 2019
Batavia Police have arrested an East Main Street man for allegedly choking and unlawfully imprisoning a victim during a Christmas Day domestic disturbance.
Officers were called to responded to an East Main Street address at around 8 p.m. Christmas night were they took 61 year old Ernest Lane into custody on counts of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Unlawful Imprisonment, Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Contempt.
He is accused of violating a stay away order of protection and having physical contact with the protected person including preventing them from leaving the apartment.
Lane was arraigned in Batavia City Court and is slated to appear at a later date.
Stafford woman pinched for a stolen credit card in Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22 year old Stormy Watts of Main Road Stafford Friday evening on a count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property following investigation into an incident at the Wal-Mart in Batavia.
Watts allegedly tried to use a stolen credit card at the store on December 22nd.
She was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on January 9th.
A Batavia man busted over twice the legal limit.
22 year old Zachary Knapp of East Ave in Batavia was arrested last Monday on a count of Aggravated DWI following a traffic stop on East Ave in the City.
Knapp allegedly had a flat tire and recorded a BAC over twice the legal limit.
He was released with an appearance ticket for January 15th in City Court.
The Buffalo Bills will be heading into the playoffs on a two-game losing streak after dropping their regular season finale.
Quarterback Josh Allen played briefly while other starters sat out entirely as the Bills lost 13 to six to the New York Jets at New Era Field yesterday.
The Bills finished 10 and six on the season and will be the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs.
That means they’ll be visiting the AFC South champion Houston Texans in the Wild Card round Saturday afternoon.
Kickoff for that game is set for 4:35 p.m.
Governor Cuomo has ordered increased security in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods statewide following a violent attack that injured five people.
It happened Saturday night in the Rockland County community of Monsey when a man went into a rabbi’s home with a machete and stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration.
The suspect was taken into custody hours after the incident.
Governor Cuomo called the violence an act of domestic terrorism.