Morning News Briefing

Written by on January 8, 2020

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of 18 year old Alexander Neu of Dubonnet Drive in Depew after investigating an alleged assault that was reported at a Wiz Khalifa concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center over the summer.
According to officers Neu struck a victim in the face causing injury during the concert back in July of last year.
He is now facing a count of Assault in the third degree and is expected to appear on January 14th in Darien Town Court.

An Alden man busted for DWI after allegedly driving on the sidewalk in Batavia.
City Police took 25 year old Joshua Pesci of Broadway Road Alden into custody last Friday after investigation into a property damage accident at 26 South Main Street in the Batavia.
Pesci was charged with DWI, failure to use the designated lane, driving on a sidewalk and speeding.
He’s slated to answer to the charges in Batavia City Court on January 22nd.

A Clifton Ave man is looking at a felony level DWI after crashing into a telephone pole in the City.
26 year old Nathan Hinze of Clifton Ave in Batavia was arrested last Saturday on East Ave following a motor vehicle accident where Hinze allegedly hit and damaged a telephone pole with his vehicle.
Hinze was charged with Aggravated DWI and ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on January 22nd.

Police arrest a Homeless man in Batavia for imprisonment.
Batavia Police took 31 year old William Haight into custody following a reported domestic disturbance at a Jackson Street address just after midnight on Monday.
Haight was hit with counts of Criminal Mischief and Unlawful Imprisonment and is expected to appear in City Court on January 14th.

Visitor restrictions in place at UMMC.
Restrictions are now in place at the United Memorial Medical Center and the three other Rochester Regional Health hospitals to help reduce further transmission of influenza or other infectious diseases.
The hospital is only allowing two visitors per patient at a time not including Parents/caregivers.
All visitors must be at least 14 years old and not displaying flu-like symptoms.
The resections are in place until further notice.

New information is being released on the DWI arrest of former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.
According to court documents, Kolb’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit when he crashed his state-issued SUV near his home in the Town of Victor on New Year’s Eve.
He also reportedly told deputies that he had several cocktails before getting behind the wheel.
Even though he stepped down from his minority leader post, Kolb will keep his seat in the Assembly.

State lawmakers will return to Albany today as this year’s legislative session gets underway.
In the Assembly, Republicans have chosen Central New York Assemblyman William Barclay to be their new minority leader.
He previously served as deputy minority leader and was also the top GOP lawmaker on the Ways and Means Committee.
Currently, Democrats outnumber Republicans in the Assembly by a wide margin.


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