Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 3, 2020
27 year old Morgan Cox Jr. of Batavia appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday morning for sentencing on a count of Menacing a Police Officer and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Cox was arrested last September after he displayed a knife while threatening Batavia Police.
He was sentenced to the previously agreed upon mandatory minimum of 2 years in prison with 1 and ½ years post release supervision on the count of Menacing a Police Officer and the minimum of 1 and 1/3 to 3 years on the Weapons charge with his sentences to run concurrent.
Stafford house fire claims the life of a dozen dogs.
The fire was reported around 9 yesterday morning along Prole Road.
Officials said the fire was confined to a fireplace near a coach, where the dogs were found.
The occupant was not at home at the time however two dogs and as many as 10 puppies perish in the blaze.
Stafford and four additional volunteer departments were dispatched.
Attica man arrested for shoplifting in Batavia.
42 year old Thomas McCabe of East Ave in Attica was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny following a shoplifting complaint from the Kohl’s Department Store on New Year’s Day.
Investigators say McCabe allegedly stole clothing from the store before he was busted by deputies.
He was released with an appearance ticket for Town Court on January 16th.
Albion students will likely notice an increased police presence when they head to class today.
The police department says the move is being made following an investigation into social media posts indicating there may be violence on the Albion Central School Campus.
A closer look into those messages revealed there was no evidence anyone’s safety could be in danger.
Back in November, three students were charged with making a threat against Albion Middle School.
The legal battle over the special election in the 27th Congressional District has reached State Supreme Court.
Yesterday, a judge in Rochester delayed the state GOP’s request to order Governor Cuomo to quickly set a date to fill the seat left open by the resignation of ex-Congressman Chris Collins.
The Buffalo News reports the judge adjourned the case until January 13th after the assistant attorney general in charge of the Rochester-area office said he was only given the case yesterday.
The governor has hinted he’d like the special election to be April 28th, the same day as New York’s presidential primary.
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel plays hero as his team gets back on the winning track.
Eichel scored on a penalty shot in overtime as the Sabres beat the Edmonton Oilers three-to-two at KeyBank Center last night.
Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart also added goals for Buffalo who snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Sabres will be back in action when they host the Florida Panthers tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.