posted on April 01, 2014 07:02
Batavia Police are trying to find a level 2 sex offender.
30-year-old Wayne Potter is wanted for a felony violation of the Sex Offender Registry Act.
Potter was convicted of raping a 14-year-old in 2003 and served 6 months in jail.
His last known address according to the state sex offender registry was Washington Avenue, Batavia.
If any one knows where Wayne Potter is you are asked to call the Batavia Police confidential tip line at 345-6370 or just call 9-1-1.
New York State has a new budget.
The $138-billion spending plan also includes tax breaks for businesses and increased aid to schools.
The financial plan includes 33-million dollars for Genesee County’s STAMP Project in the Town of Alabama and an increase in state VLT aid for the city of Batavia and Genesee County for hosting Batavia Downs.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center takes up two projects this week.
Mega Properties plans a 20-thousand square foot expansion to its facility at Gateway Corporate Park in Batavia. The investment is about three-quarters-of-a-million dollars and would create 5-and-a-half jobs over three years.
Also, Premiere Credit is planning to expand its call center in the City of Batavia. The collection agency is investing 400-thosand dollars.
25 new jobs are expected to be created.
The Economic Development Center board meets this Thursday at 4 in the Med-tech Center across from GCC. The meetings are open to the public.
Dozens of new U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are heading to the Peace Bridge. Senator Chuck Schumer says he has helped to secure 165-million-dollars for the new agents in the federal budget. Schumer says excessive backlogs at the Peace Bridge have hurt the Western New York economy.
The committee formed to study the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will be meeting for the first time today. The panel is made up of appointees by the state, Erie County and the team. Among those on the 21 member committee are Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, Senator Chuck Schumer and Bills team President Russ Brandon.
Chemotherapy is being delayed for Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Doctors have decided to delay the beginning of Kelly's treatment for aggressive cancer in his upper jaw because of a fever. Kelly is expected to receive seven weeks of intense chemotherapy and radiation on the microscopic tumors in his head. Kelly's family says the pain caused by his illness is now under control, and doctors can focus on attacking the cancer.