Evening News Briefing

Written by on November 2, 2018

Batavia Police have arrested a former city man in the beating death this summer of Raymond Morgan.

Richard D. Hanes

Charged with Second Degree Murder is 36 year old Richard D. Hanes who lived on Thorpe Street in Batavia.
Morgan’s body was discovered in a rooming house at 111 Liberty Street back on July 24th. Police say Hanes quickly became a person of interest in the case through a tip. He has been in custody on Parole Violations since two days after the killing.
District Attorney Lawrence Freidman talks about how the case came together

Hanes was arraigned in Genesee County Court this afternoon and will remain behind bars until his next court appearance in January.

Another poll shows the race for the 27th Congressional District will go down to the wire.
According to the News10NBC survey, incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins leads Democratic challenger Nate McMurray by seven points. But, nearly 17 percent of people surveyed said they’ll either vote for a third candidate or are still undecided.
Collins won his previous two races by an average of 40 percent.

The Batavia High School Blue Devils return to the Section Five Class B football championship tomorrow night.
This is where their season ended last year but the Blue Devils had won their previous three tries at the Sectional Title.
Tomorrow night’s game is against Wayne will be played at St. John Fisher. Kick-off is 8pm.
Live coverage on WBTA AM and FM with John Vazquez and Paul Spiotta.
Section Five rules prohibit WBTA from streaming the game on the World Wide Web.

 

Jerry Warner

We have new information tonight for the very many of you who have inquired about popular WBTA morning personality Jerry Warner.
His family tells us today that Jerry is now at Crossroads House in Batavia.
He is being cared for there by many people that Jerry has interviewed over the years.
If you would like to send Jerry a card of support you may send them to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street in Batavia.


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