Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 22, 2018
Local Village Election results are in.
David T. Boyle was elected Mayor of the Village of Oakfield.
After the votes were tallied, Boyle came out ahead of write in candidate Jeremy Yasses with a vote of 98 to 75.
Incumbent Democrat, William Kettle and Republican Richard Tetrault won Village Trustee seats in LeRoy.
In Albion there was a close race for mayor with Eileen Banker winning over Joyce Riley and Kevin Doherty with 250 votes
Albion man arrested for stalking in Batavia.
34 year old Leon Johnson of South Main Street in Albion was arrested following a domestic incident at an Edwards Street address in the City.
Johnson was accused of following an individual with the threat of injury and was charged with third and fourth degree counts of Stalking along with a count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Johnson was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail and is expected in Batavia City Court at a later date.
Canandaigua resident arrested on 6 year old parking violation in the city.
37 year old Otha Rivers the third of Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua was arrested on an outstanding Batavia City Court arrest warrant.
Rivers had allegedly illegally parked at the Genesee County Courts Facility in August of 2012 and was finally apprehended for the charge this week.
River was arraigned in City Court where he pled guilty to the violation and was ordered to pay a fine before being released.
A Rochester grandmother is going to prison for trying to kill her granddaughter.
Yesterday 54 year old Stephany Ruckdeschel pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the incident in October.
She was accused of giving the seven year old girl pills to take in an attempted murder suicide.
Family members found them unconscious and were able to get them to the hospital in time.
Ruckdeschel will spend 12-years behind bars.
More sexually abusive priests from the Buffalo Diocese could be identified soon.
This week, under pressure, Bishop Malone publicly released the identities of more than 40 priests that had credible allegations of child sexual abuse against them.
Advocates say the list is incomplete and will continue to grow whether the diocese helps or not.
The diocese says they’re considering disclosing more information in the future.
The Rochester Amtrak station is being renamed after the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
She died less than a week ago in the hospital where she was being treated for a fall.
Yesterday Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Amtrak agreed to rename the station the “Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station in Rochester.”
Gillibrand said bringing the train station to Rochester was one of her proudest achievements.