Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 22, 2019
A Batavia man admits to sex crimes against a 13 year old girl.
36 year old David Somerton of Kelsey Road is accused of attempting to use the child in a sexual performance. He also charged with possession of child porn.
Somerton is free under the supervision of Genesee Justice until his sentencing in May. He could get 2 to 7 years in state prison.
A Batavia woman is behind bars for allegedly stealing credit cards. 33 year old Amanda Bowles of State Street is accused of using various stolen credit cards to make purchases around town.
She’s charged with forgery, identity theft and possession of stolen property.
Amanda is being held without bail.
A new report is shedding light on the dangers of riding a snowmobile.
The State Snowmobile Association says 20 people have been killed on those machines this season compared to seven last season.
Experts aren’t sure what’s responsible for the spike since weather conditions have been similar.
The state parks office says the most common factors in the snowmobile fatalities are alcohol and speeding.
New information shows the flu is spreading again in New York State.
The Health Department says there were over 7,100 new cases of the flu reported during the week ending March 16th.
That’s a ten percent increase from the week before.
Doctors say it’s never too late to get your flu shot.
Oh what a night at Batavia High School. The annual Mr. Batavia contest was held last night. BHS Senior Terrelle Spinks won the contest. Half of the proceeds from the show will go to Terrelle’s chosen charity, Volunteers for Animals.
The second place finisher was Sam Rigerman, third place went to Griffen Della Penna. Their chosen charities will edach receive 25-pcent of the proceeds.