Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 18, 2019
The race for Congressional District NY-27 may have a few more familiar conservative contenders.
Incumbent Congressman Chris Collins will already have a tough race back to congress if he decides to run for re-election in 2020.
Beyond the ethics and criminal investigations, he could now face a primary challenge from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Rob Ortt.
Ortt spoke with our news partner The Batavian while visiting Reyncrest Farms in Corfu yesterday morning…
Other potential candidates would also include State Sen. Chris Jacobs, and Batavia-resident Assemblyman Steve Hawley, who told The Batavian on Friday that he was strongly considering a congressional run.
Collins is facing a Federal court trial, accused of securities fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements to FBI agents.
Besides the criminal case, a House of Representatives ethics committee is also looking into his conduct involving his holdings in Innate Therapeutics.
Batavia man arrested for choking and imprisonment.
Sheriff’s Deputies took 25 year old Michael Senay Jr. of Overlook Drive in Batavia into custody Friday night following investigation into a domestic incident.
Senay was charged with counts of Menacing, Harassment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Unlawful Imprisonment.
He was arraigned in Batavia Town Court and released with an appearance ticket to reappear on June 11th.
A Warsaw man has pled guilty to possession of child pornography.
33 year old Kory Doyle of Warsaw faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Prosecutors said electronics seized from Doyle’s home contained over 700 images and 500 video files of child pornography.
Sentencing for Doyle will be held in August.
Lawmakers in Albany are considering banning texting while walking.
Legislation has been introduced in the State Senate that aims to penalize people who are typing on their phones while crossing the street.
There’s about to be a new push in Albany to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
A proposal is expected to be revealed in the coming days that would lay out a plan to tax, regulate and create licensing requirements for the drug.
Supporters say legalizing recreational marijuana would bring in needed revenue, but opponents are concerned about possible health impacts.