Saturday News Briefing

Written by on February 10, 2018

Wayne Fuller a former WBTA personality and sports announcer has died.
Wayne passed away yesterday morning at Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Wayne was also well known as the Dwyer Stadium announcer for the Batavia Muckdogs.
Vice President of the Genesee County Baseball Club Bill Kauffman,

In an interview last year on Genesee Life, Wayne talked with our Lucine Kauffman about how he got his start on WBTA

Calling hours for Wayne Fuller will be this Monday from 4 until 7pm at H E Turner Funeral Home on East Main Street, where services will held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.

Illegal alien with felony conviction picked up in Clarence.
35 year old Cesar Cruz-Perez of Mexico was convicted of being a removed alien found in the United States subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony.
Cruz-Perez was located in Clarence in August of last year after being previously removed to Mexico on two separate occasions in 2007.
He admitted to law enforcement that he was illegally in the US and a subsequent record check determined that in 2004, he was convicted in New Jersey of possessing a Controlled Dangerous Substance on school property, a felony offense.
Cruz-Perez was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Rochester doctor sentenced for distributing drugs.
68 year old Dr. Clifford Jacobson of Rochester faced sentencing yesterday after being convicted of illegally distributing a controlled substance.
As a practicing psychiatrist he sold prescriptions for controlled substances, to undercover agents and patients who had no medical need for the drug charging his patients $120 for each for the illegal prescription.
Jacobson was sentenced to one year probation to include four months of home confinement and he is required to surrender his license to practice medicine and pay to $75,000 in fines.

The people have had their say about how $10-million should be spent in downtown Batavia.
The local planning committee working on the award asked for a straw poll among the 60 or so members of the public who attended a meeting thursday night.
The remodeling of the old Carrs Building, a permanent public market and a new home for the YMCA were the top choices.
New York State has the final say.

There is a new executive director for the Genesee County YWCA.
She is Millie Tomidy-Pepper, the former exec-director of the Mental Health Association.
She takes over from Jeanne Walton who left the post after 6 and a half years.

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