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Written by on June 19, 2020

Batavia Police are using the suspected incident as a lesson to parents and their kids when it comes to people they don’t know.
On Wednesday night, at Dewitt Park, a young person, described only as a juvenile, accepted a ride home from a man later identified as James McNally.
Along the way, the juvenile said McNally tried to grope him. The child faked being sick, got out of the car and sought help from neighbors.
When police arrived they arrested McNally on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching – both misdemeanors.
McNally was later released under supervision of Genesee Justice and an order of protection was issued.

Police say there is a new set of child abduction prevention ideas replacing the familiar “stranger danger.” We have them listed within the Batavia Police News Release HERE

Bars and restaurants caught breaking rules to hold down the number of coronavirus cases can now face serious consequences.
Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend the liquor licenses of businesses who are not enforcing social distancing and other health protocols.
A second executive order also means bar owners are responsible for making sure people in outdoor areas follow the same guidelines.
Several businesses have had their licenses suspended. None of them in Genesee County.

Governor Cuomo is considering putting a quarantine order in place for people who visit New York from Florida.
You may remember Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered New York visitors to self-quarantine back in March. Cuomo says the spread of COVID-19 has decreased dramatically in New York and he doesn’t want people from other states to cause a spike in cases.

The health department reports no new cases of coronavirus in either Genesee or Orleans counties in the past 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, Genesee County has had a total of 205 positive cases and five deaths.

Western New York music lovers are going to have to wait a bit longer to see the Piano Man in person. That’s because Billy Joel has pushed back his August 15th concert at New Era Field in Orchard Park to August 14th, of next year.
The decision was made due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Tickets for this year’s show will be honored on the rescheduled date. Ticketmaster will also be offering refunds.

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