posted on September 26, 2011 07:22
The Batavia City Council is meeting tonight.
City lawmakers are holding a special business meeting to act on the sale of 19 acres of vacant land on Park Road to the Town of Batavia.
Sale price: $150,000.
The Town hopes someday to build a joint town courts facility on the site.
Council is also expected to schedule two public hearings next month into the use of state grants to benefit the proposed Save-a-lot grocery store on Ellicott Street.
A Batavia woman is behind bars facing a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon.
Batavia Police collared 31-year-old Rhiannon Graf of Oak Street.
Police say Rhiannon was in possession of a collapsible metal baton.
She’s been jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Better put down that cell phone while you're driving. Beginning today state police will be targeting drivers without hands-free devices. Violators face $160 in fines and surcharges if caught holding that phone to talk or text while driving. The stepped up enforcement runs through Thursday. So far this year, state police have nabbed more than three thousand drivers.
Batavia Police look south of the border to round-up suspects in a string of city burglaries.
18-year-old Trevor Pilc of Jackson Street and 19-year-old Michael Ames of Dale, NY are being charged in connection with burglaries at Neptunes Gardens, Blondies Ice Cream Shop and Batavia’s Original Pizza.
Pilc and Ames are already behind bars in Wyoming County for suspected break-ins occurring there.
Also behind bars in Wyoming County facing burglary charges are Batavia residents Paul Cipra Jr. of East Avenue and 17-year-old Amanda McEwan of McKinley Avenue.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Offices say all four suspects are believed to have been responsible for at least five burglaries where safes were entered or stolen. Total losses from the five break-ins in Portagville, Perry and Silver Springs came to over $25,000.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer accuses OnStar's new policy of invading drivers' privacy. The New York Democrat says the vehicle communication company still tracks customers even after they cancel their subscription and reserves the right to sell data from former customers. OnStar says it notifies customers of the changes and allows them to choose to disconnect the tracking.