Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 2, 2018
Red Wings defend their name after being dragged through the Muck.
The harsh criticism lobbed by the New General Manager of the Batavia Muckdogs toward the Rochester Red Wings and their previous management of the team has been met by some push back from the Rochester organization.
President of the Red Wings Naomi Silver said they are disappointed over the comments made by new GM Dave Chase regarding the previous management of the field and the front office at Dwyer Stadium
Chase said they basically left everything a mess.
The Redwings operated the Muckdogs for the past 10 years with many crediting them for keeping the team afloat for the past decade.
Silver said Major league Baseball inspected the field a year ago and found nothing wrong. She said the Red Wings only took office furnishings that belonged to them.
Chase who was brought in by the NYP league to run the Muckdogs this year, said Friday the field was not up to professional standards.
False alarms send an East Main Street man into lock up.
DePaul Housing Complex resident, 41 year old Jonathan Balaz is accused of intentionally pulling a fire alarm at the apartment building last Wednesday afternoon and again late Friday night.
The Batavia Fire Department were dispatched to the East Main Street address in an emergency response on both false occasions.
Balaz was arrested and charged with two counts of Falsely Reporting an incident for the two separate instances and was remanded to jail in lieu of bail after the second false alarm.
He is expected to appear in Batavia City Court this afternoon.
Steuben County woman picked up in Pembroke for unstamped smokes.
48 year old Cathleen Mills of Campbell in Steuben County was stopped by deputies on Route 77 in Pembroke following a complaint of an individual purchasing a large quantity of unstamped cigarettes.
She was arrested and charged with the Possession, Transport and intent to sell over 10,000 unstamped cigarettes.
Mills was released with an appearance ticket for April 26th in Pembroke Town Court.
New York has passed legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Governor Cuomo announced this weekend that those convicted of serious misdemeanor offenses would have to surrender their firearms and have their gun licenses revoked.
A loophole was also closed to prevent those wanted by police on an arrest warrant from getting a firearm license.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is on the mend.
Kelly went under the knife Wednesday in New York City for oral cancer.
This weekend his wife posted on Instagram that a cancerous tumor was removed and his entire upper jaw was reconstructed.
Kelly is on a feeding tube and expected to be in the hospital for at least two weeks.