Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 30, 2020
The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting the arrest of an Albion resident following investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in the Village of Albion.
48 year old Yehudah Davis of South Main Street is facing 4 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and 5 counts of Criminal Possession which are all Class B- Felonies.
Due to his previous criminal history Davis was ordered to be held without bail in the Orleans County Jail until his next court date.
According to deputies the investigation is on-going and further charges and arrests are pending.
Perry resident busted for drugged driving after crashing in Pavilion.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the intersection of Route 20 and Perry Road in Pavilion just before 5 am yesterday for a one-car crash.
Deputies found the driver, 20 year old Jacoby Green of Perry was allegedly driving while impaired by drugs, and additionally charged him with a traffic violation for moving from his lane unsafely.
Green is due back in Pavilion Town Court next Tuesday.
A Pearl Street woman arrested for spitting on a nurse in Batavia.
City Police report the arrest of 47 year old Kelly Rodriguez following an incident at the United Memorial Medical Center Sunday afternoon, where Rodriguez allegedly spit in the eyes of a nurse who was caring for her at the time.
She was charged with a count of Aggravated Harassment and is scheduled to appear in Batavia City Court on February 11th.
Former Albion resident sentenced to prison for Child Porn Possession.
33 year old Andrew Campbell, who is now living in North Carolina, appeared in federal court yesterday where he was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison on a conviction of Possession of Child Pornography.
Following a tip to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2018 a forensic analysis of Campbell’s electronic devices revealed more than 65 image files and 20 videos containing child pornography some depicting abuse of an infant or toddler.
Governor Cuomo is giving an update on the push to legalize recreational marijuana in the Empire State.
During a radio interview yesterday, the governor said if an agreement on the issue isn’t part of the state budget, it may not pass at all this year.
A push for similar legislation fell apart last year after questions were raised about public safety and how any new tax dollars would be spent.
A recent Siena College poll showed strong support among New Yorkers for recreational marijuana legalization.
This year’s budget deadline is April 1st.
Members of law enforcement are being asked to share their thoughts with lawmakers about the state’s controversial bail reform laws.
As of January 1st, pretrial detention and cash bail was eliminated for a large number of non-violent felony and misdemeanor cases.
Republicans have announced a new “Repeal Bail Reform” task force and will hold hearings across the state to discuss the issue with police and the public.
Meanwhile, Democrats have reportedly been meeting with DA’s and law enforcement leaders to discuss possible changes to the legislation.
Concerns over the spread of the flu have led all Rochester Regional Health hospitals including UMMC to put restrictions in place.
Under the rules, patients can only have two visitors at a time as long as they’re at least 14 years old and have no symptoms of the virus.
Children under 14 who want to visit newborns will be allowed to do so if they’re healthy.
There have been nearly two-thousand flu cases in Monroe County this season.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to turn things around tonight in front of their home crowd.
The Sabres are hosting the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center as part of their ongoing five-game homestand.
Buffalo will be without starting goalie Linus Ullmark who is expected to miss several weeks with a leg injury.
Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for 7:00 p.m.