Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 15, 2019
Two Batavia residents are among a dozen arrested on drug charges in Wyoming County.
22 year old Kendra Kenyon and 23 year old Dominic Beck agreed to sell Suboxone to an individual in the Village of Attica.
When they arrived, they were met by lawmen and charged with conspirarcy and criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Kendra is in the Wyoming County Jail while Beck has been released on bail.
Ten other suspects were arrested since December on various charges.
Read our detailed story HERE.
Veteran first responders say they had never seen a crash like this.
A Lexus NX2 slams head-on into a tractor trailer.
The driver of the Lexus, 54 year old Wayne Striewing of Pembroke, killed instantly.
The crash happened yesterday afternoon on Route 5. For Indian Falls
The driver of the tractor trailer, from Winona, Missouri, was treated for minor injuries at UMMC.
A High Wind Advisory remains in effect for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties. Winds out of the southwest are forecast at 20 to 30 miles per hour, gusting to 50. The advisory expires at eight tonight.
From this afternoon’s police blotter:
39 year old Leona Polk of West Main Street Road:
Drug Task Force agents say Leona sold them methadone on two separate occasions…she’s been released on her recognizance…
36 year old Tonya Lee Buzzell of Liberty Street is off to county jail on a variety of suspected offenses. Deputies say Tonya Lee is facing a drug charge, criminal impersonation and bail jumping.
Police across New York will be cracking down on drunk driving this weekend.
Saint Patrick’s Day weekend patrols begin today and run through Monday.
Travelers can expect to see more sobriety checkpoints as police look to get unsafe drivers off the road.
Last year, 243 people were arrested for drunk driving during Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.
The number of flu cases is continuing to drop across New York. Health officials say there were only 64-hundred new cases of the virus reported during the week ending March 9th. That’s a nearly 6% decline from the week before.
Statewide, there have been over 75,000 people treated for the flu this season.