Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 1, 2018
Star athlete returns to the Van Detta Stadium after a tumultuous summer.
The Batavia Blue Devils started their football season with a big win Friday night beating Hornell 48 to 14.
Star Running Back Ray Leach is returning this year as a senior after being stabbed and slashed by a former teammate at the beginning of August.
Head Coach for the Batavia Blue Devil’s Brennan Briggs said the team was there to support their teammate…
Leach was allegedly assaulted with a knife by his friend, teammate and neighbor Antwan Odom after he confronted him about sealing his property.
Odom was charged with attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon while Leach recovered from the non-life threatening injuries.
Coach Briggs was pleased to have the teams star returning however two other players have risen through the ranks to fill out the team’s roster…
The next game for the Batavia varsity football team is an away conference game against rival school Livonia on Friday, September 7th.
An accused child predator in Albion is slated to go to trial.
37 year old Robert Tetrault rejected the final plea deals offered by the District Attorney’s Office this week and was ultimately scheduled for trial on Oct. 29 in Orleans County Court.
He was charged with predatory sexual assault against a child earlier this year after being accused of repeatedly assaulting a 9 year old child in 2012.
The four-time convict with a lengthy criminal history now faces a maximum life in prison sentence if convicted.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a series of listening sessions across New York allowing public input on the budding issue of pro pot programs through the State.
The 15 listening sessions come following a Health Department study commissioned by Cuomo which showed that the positive economic and social effects of legalizing marijuana for recreational use outweigh the negative aspects of legal weed.
There is a session scheduled on October 3rd in Buffalo and another the following day in Rochester.
Two Orleans County Women accused of Fraud.
Troopers out of Albion report the arrest of 32 year old Heather Pifer of Medina and 53 year old Robin Ross of Albion following separate fraud investigations.
Both Pifer and Ross were charged with Felony level counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree.
Both were released with appearance tickets.
The Muckdogs lose last match against Mahoning Valley.
Batavia fell 7 to 1 against the Scrappers Friday night leaving them with a single win in the three game series.
The team finishes their regular season against the Auburn Doubledays with a series of day games Saturday thru Monday all starting at 1:05 p.m.
You can hear the final three home games live right here on WBTA.