Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 18, 2020
Former 27th Congressional District representative Chris Collins reportedly cried while his attorneys argued for leniency in federal court Friday, according to a Washington Post report.
The display didn’t keep him from being locked-up as Collins was then sentenced to 26 months in prison for engaging in insider trading and lying to the FBI.
The prosecution recommended up to 57 months behind bars.
According to the Post, Collins said while sobbing that he had no excuse, and had tarnished his reputation.
The Congressional District has been without representation in Washington since Collins resigned in September, after winning re-election while proclaiming his innocence and vowing to clear his name.
There will likely be a special election to fill the seat in April.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the region this weekend.
The National Weather Service out of Buffalo has issued the advisory for Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties to be in effect from 8 Saturday morning to Sunday at 9 a.m.
Snow and sleet is expected with forecasters calling for total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution, plan on snow covered and slippery road conditions with reduced visibility.
Gusty winds could also bring down tree branches and result in isolated power outages.
Batavia Downs has announced the acts for this summer’s Rockin’ the Downs Concert Series.
The Friday night shows begin in June and run through August.
Tickets start at 10-dollars for general admission, VIP seats are $25.
Downs President Henry Wojtaszek says it’s quite a line-up of talent
The complete list of artists and band’s for this summer’s concert series can be found here.
Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron announced Thursday that he will seek the Republican Party endorsement for a second term as Genesee County Sheriff.
Sheriff Sheron began his career with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 as an Emergency Services Dispatcher.
During his career, he has progressed through the ranks of Deputy Sheriff-Jail, Deputy Sheriff-Road Patrol, Sergeant, Investigator and Chief Deputy-Road Patrol.
In January 1996, he was appointed Undersheriff, a position he held until being elected Sheriff in 2016.