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Written by on February 19, 2020

The campaign to elect Republican State Senator Chris Jacobs to the 27th Congressional District seat has gained some steam following support from the Commander and Chief.
Yesterday President Trump tweeted out support for the candidate saying that Jacobs will fight for the people of New York and that he has the president’s full endorsement.
The tweet followed a meeting yesterday between state GOP chairman Nick Langworthy, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.
Jacobs says if elected he will work to support the Presidents agenda after stating he was honored and humbled to receive Trump’s endorsement.
The special election to fill the 27th District vacancy is slated for April 28th.

Batavia woman arrested for endangerment.
33 year old Tonya Ficarella of Lovers Lane Road Batavia was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies last Thursday following a reported domestic incident on Lovers Lane Road.
Ficarella allegedly struck a male in the face during a fight which all played out in front of a three year old child.
Ficarella was given an appearance ticket for March 5th in Town Court.

Batavia man busted for fight at a local motel.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 27 year old Shaquille Davis of West Main Street Road into custody on counts of Menacing and Harassment following investigation into a domestic incident Tuesday night.
According to authorities Davis put the victim in fear of physical injury by placing his hands on them.
He was subsequently released with an appearance ticket for March 17th in Batavia Town Court.

Hawley to host “Voices for Veterans” event today
Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia will be joining fellow legislators, local veterans and members of the Assembly Minority Conference this morning in Webster for the first of several events calling on Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders to restore proposed cuts to vital veterans’ programs in this year’s budget due on April 1st.
The assemblymen are calling for the immediate restoration of Gov. Cuomo’s planned $5.68 million cut to veterans’ services in his budget.
The largest cut proposed is to the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer-to-Peer Program which eliminates more than $4 million from the counseling program that allows veterans to connect with other men and women who have served in the armed forces.

WBTA will be bringing you live high school Basketball action as Notre Dame Basketball Coach Michael Rapone attempts to earn his 700th win.
Tune in at 7p.m. tonight to hear the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the Lyndonville Tigers at Lyndonville High School.
Rapone is being honored at the School in Batavia next Tuesday for his excellence in coaching holding the record for team wins in Section V

The three-game winning streak of the Buffalo Sabres is no more following a disappointing game on the road.
Brandon Montour had two goals while Victor Olofsson and Kyle Okposo also scored, but it wasn’t enough as the Sabres lost to the Ottawa Senators seven-to-four last night.
With the defeat, the Sabres failed to gain ground in the race for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Sabres will be on the road again Saturday when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins.


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