Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 24, 2018
The Diocese of Buffalo in damage control.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is attempting to control the fallout from a sex abuse scandal that has plagued the church for years.
Recently, the diocese released a list of 42 priests, living and dead, who served in Western New York, who were accused of abusing children.
Buffalo Bishop Michael Malone continues to apologize for the sins of the past…
Bishop Malone’s statement was taken from a longer video released by the diocese on Friday.
A copy of that video can be viewed here.
The Grand opening of the Eli Fish Brewing Company is on tap for later today. The $2.8-million development is in the former J J Newberry Building in Batavia. The project consists of a tavern, brewery, and restaurant on the first floor with apartments ready to be built on the second and third floor. The opening is set for 2 o’clock this afternoon.
Probation check in Byron leads to lock up for resident.
22 year old Jacob Russell of Walkers Corner Road was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon with a Previous Conviction along with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana following a Probation check at his residence Thursday.
Officers allegedly found him with a switchblade knife and five pot smoking devices containing drugs.
Russell was remanded to jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Rochester resident busted for untaxed smokes in Alabama.
32 year old Bin Chen of Wangman Street in Rochester was stopped on Alleghany Road in Alabama for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign.
Deputies allegedly found Chen in possession of 30,000 untaxed cigarettes he was intending to sell and was arrested and charged with Criminal Tax Fraud.
Chen was released on his own recognizance and is expected back in Alabama Town Court on May 3rd.
Congratulations to Joe Marchese the newly crowned Mr. Batavia for 2018.
Marchese was crowned following a two and a half hour competition with 11 other contestants at Batavia High School last night.
The event raised more than $4,400 this year, half of which will go to Crossroad House, which is the new Mr. Batavia’s charity of choice.