Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on August 30, 2021
No injuries were reported when a pick-up truck loaded with four young children went into a ditch on Alleghany Road in Pembroke. An investigation by deputies led to the arrest of 46-year-old Nathan Stringer of Rochester. He was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, DWI, DWI refusal, moving from a lane unsafely and unlicensed operation. The children, all under the age of 15, were not injured. Stringer was released and will appear in Pembroke Town Court at a later date.
Acting on a warrant, State Police arrested 36-year-old Danielle Tooley of Batavia. She was charged with bail jumping. She was released on her own recognizance.
An ambulance fire was reported early Sunday on East Main Street in Batavia, the Genesee County Fairgrounds. A chief on scene said the ambulance was fully involved. Town of Batavia Fire responded.
Charges have now been filed stemming from a vehicle crash in Pembroke on July 19th. Deputies arrested 62-year-old Norman Humel of Darien. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, unreasonable speed, moving from a lane unsafely, failure to keep right and refusing to take a breath test. He’ll be arraigned in court Thursday afternoon.
A confrontation in the Town of Batavia resulted in criminal charges. Troopers say they arrested 26-year-old Abigail Button of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was charged with assault causing physical injury and criminal mischief. She was issued an appearance ticket for court and released.
By the end of October, dozens of insurance companies in New York will again require copays for Coronavirus hospital stays and testing. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, early on in the pandemic, insurers limited out-of-pocket expenses for anyone diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID through cost-sharing waivers. However, more than a year in, that has changed. Currently, federal law requires COVID testing to be free, as long as it’s deemed medically appropriate. However, tests are not covered if you’re getting them as an alternative to the vaccine.
The Supreme Court’s decision last week to allow evictions to resume during the pandemic is expected to affect 3 million Americans. The court found the CDC did not have the authority to re-impose a moratorium earlier this month without Congressional authorization. New York’s eviction ban is set to expire tomorrow, but lawmakers have discussed extending it to the end of October. Gov. Hochul said she is in talks with the Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker to call a special session to address the impending eviction crisis, given the Supreme Court’s decision.
Governor Kathy Hochul on Sunday unveiled a Workers Memorial at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The memorial honors all transportation workers killed while performing their job duties on or near New York’s thousands of miles of highways.
Batavia police say they arrested 40-year-old Wesley Thigpen on two counts of Thigpen is accused of a continuous course of conduct where he sexually abused two children while they were under the age of thirteen. The abuse occurred at multiple locations in the City of Batavia between 2007 and 2016. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court and held with no set bail.
Batavia police arrested 51-yar-old Eric P. Doleman of Pembroke after an investigation into the use of counterfeit money at a local business, where he allegedly knowingly used a counterfeit $100 bill. Doleman was arraigned in Batavia City Court and remanded to jail without bail.