Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 3, 2018
13-66 technologies has confirmed that the company will not continue pursuing a solar wafer production plant in Genesee County as their first full scale factory site.
Spokesperson for 1366 Laureen Sanderson told our news partner The Batavian The company has decided to build the first full scale factory aboard.
The Masschuchett’s-based company said it made its decision based on delays and uncertainty around a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.
Following the initial reports of the decision yesterday, Congressman Chris Collins responded by defending the Trump Administration and questioning whether 1366 was ever really serious about staying with the STAMP Park site.
Collins said it seems like 1366 was spending the last six and a half years playing the field to see if they could get a better deal elsewhere.
The company spokesperson claimed they are still interested in manufacturing in the U.S. and the GCEDC will be the first call they make.
The GCEDC which helped secure 1366 as a tenant said, regardless of the recent news they will continue with infrastructure investments to prepare the site for development.
Batavia man busted for DWI as deputies follow a female driver who fled an accident.
35 year old Robert Campbell of College View Drive in Batavia was arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI and Unlicensed Operation following investigation into a property damage accident in which the female operator had fled the scene.
Campbell was accused of being intoxicated while operating a vehicle at the female suspect’s residence.
He was released with appearance tickets for March 29th in Batavia Town Court.
Two year old incident leads to a Liberty Street woman’s arrest.
41 year old Shannon Klinkbeil-Hayday was accused of assuming someone else’s identity with the intent to defraud them and of stealing more than one thousand dollars’ worth of property.
Klinkbeil-Hayday was arrested and charged with Identity Theft and Grand Larceny following investigation into the alleged incident that occurred in November of 2016.
She was released under supervision of Genesee Justice and is expected back in Bethany Town Court on March 20th.
Jury deliberations continue in the New York corruption trial of a former aide to Governor Cuomo. Before the jury got the case Thursday, prosecutors argued that Joseph Percoco used his position to shake down several businesses that wanted to do jobs with New York. His lawyer claims there’s no legal basis to convict Percoco, who declined to testify during the trial. Cuomo, meanwhile, has not been accused of any wrongdoing.