Saturday News Briefing

Written by on May 12, 2018

Byron man faces charges for past larcenies.
Following investigation into stolen property from a Byron Elba Road residence Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 38 year old Joseph Kuzma of Byron Holley Road.
He was charged with Grand Larceny and Trespassing for allegedly unlawfully entering the victims premises and stealing over three thousand dollars’ worth of property in January of this year.
Kuzma was also accused of stealing property from a Bergen residence in June of 2016 and was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of property.
He was released under supervision of Genesee Justice with appearances scheduled in both the Town of Byron and Bergen Town Courts.

Local restaurateur dies suddenly.
66 year old Stylianos “Steve” Spryopoulos co-owner of Settler’s Restaurant, was found unresponsive on the floor of his neighboring business, Billy Goats, early yesterday morning and was later pronounced dead.
Spryopoulos and his wife, Rula, owned and operated Settler’s with his son John.
In 1984 he opened Settler’s and in 1995 expanded it to seat 150 people.
He opened Billy Goats, a bar and grill, in late 2000.
The restaurant closed yesterday but has reopened this morning.

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is guilty on all counts in his corruption retrial.
Outside federal court Friday, Silver stopped to speak to reporters.

Prosecutors convinced the jury Silver had used his influence as speaker in exchange for four-million-dollars in bribes.
He had been convicted a few years ago, but the verdict was thrown out after the Supreme Court changed the definition of corruption.
Silver faces sentencing on June 13th.

The 20th Annual Batavia Rotary Club High School Tournament will take place today at Dwyer Stadium.
Due to the threat of rain, there has been a change in the schedule of games.
Attica will play Notre Dame in the first game at 1p.m followed by Oakfield-Alabama vs. Batavia at 4 p.m. with the championship game schedule to start at 7 p.m. There will be no consolation game.
Admission is $5 for an adult all-day pass and $2 for a student all-day pass. All proceeds from the tournament will help benefit Batavia Rotary Club charities.
The 4pm Oakfield-Alabama / Batavia game and the 7pm Championship will be broadcast on WBTA.

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