Evening News Briefing

Written by on September 10, 2019

Photo Courtesy: The Batavian

A pick-up truck lost control and crashed into the rock wall in front of GCASA on East Main Street late Tuesday afternoon.
John Bennett, the Executive Director of GCASA, said a recent change in agency policy may have saved lives

Authorities believe the driver of the pick-up, who was not seriously hurt in the crash, may have suffered some type of medical event.

Jeremy Karas

The Batavia City Council is back to its full roster of lawmakers.
Republican Jeremy Karas took the councilman at-large seat held by Adam Tabelski.
He tells WBTA is hopes to bring a youthful perspective to council:

Council approved a $46,000 bid from a Rochester firm to repair the pillars at the entrance to Redfield Parkway.
The original estimate for that work was $70,000.

The New York State Health Department is advising people not to use e-cigarettes or other vaping products.
The department says there are at least 41 patients in New York State with respiratory illnesses linked to vaping.
Health officials say vitamin E acetate, a component used in many vaping products, may damage your lungs.

The actions of Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone are being watched by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
A spokesman for the New York Archdiocese says Cardinal Dolan will have something to say in the near future about an investigation into Bishop Malone. He has been criticized for his handling of clergy sex abuse allegations but says he won’t step down.

A note for Batavia motorists:
Bank Street between Washington and North is closed to all through traffic from today until Friday, September 20th.
Bank will be closed from 7am to 4pm each day for sidewalk installation.

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