Morning News Brief

Written by on February 22, 2021

A driver from Albion faces multiple felony counts after he was pulled over in the Allegany County Town of Caneadea. State Police early Sunday arrested 23-year-old Aaron Burnside. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both felonies. He was released on his own recognizance.

After finding a vehicle off the road, a Darien man now faces multiple charges. Deputies say they found the vehicle off Attica Road in Darien. An investigation resulted in the arrest of 22-year-old Tristan Michael Vaughn of Richley Road. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, unregistered vehicle and moving from a lane unsafely. No injuries were reported in the incident. Vaughn will appear in court March 16th.

Restaurants are in trouble amid the pandemic – that warning Sunday from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY…talking up the Restaurant Act, which includes 25 billion dollars in flexible grants to eateries. The Restaurant Act of 2021 contains 120 billion dollars in aid to the nation’s restaurants. But since it’s included in the coronavirus relief act it may not get any Senate Republican votes.

A weekend fire destroyed a barn in Ridgeway. It also killed more than 50 animals.  When firefighters arrived, the structure was fully involved in fire. The intense flames also damaged a nearby house. One horse was saved, but turkeys, chickens, pheasants and rabbits perished. Ridgeway firefighters were assisted by Medina, Lyndonville, Shelby, Middleport and Hartland. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Batavia police have leveled an attempted robbery charge against a Wyoming County man. Police recently leveled that count against 32-year-old Nicholas Cory Longhini of Wyoming, NY. He was further charged with criminal mischief and criminal contempt. The charges stem from a domestic incident at a Batavia home. He turned himself in and was issued appearance tickets for court returnable April 13th.

Batavia police have charged 52-year-old Mark Farley of Harvester Avenue in Batavia with felony first-degree criminal contempt. According to a police report, Farley allegedly violated an order of protection when he forcefully entered a home and physical contact with the protected person. He was also charged with felony burglary, harassment and criminal mischief. He was initially jailed on $10,000 cash bail. He is due in Batavia City Court March 10th.

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