Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 25, 2019
A Batavia woman is facing felony charges of assault for allegedly striking her young son twice over the past two years.
Niasia Jiggetts of Thomas Avenue is accused of hitting her 3 year old son with an undisclosed object back in 2017. She was then accused of striking the boy again earlier this week.
The investigation was triggered by county welfare office.
The 28 year old Jiggetts was arraigned in Town of Batavia court and released to Genesee Justice.
Two people are dead following a house explosion in Ontario County. Officials say the blast happened yesterday on Quayle Road in Richmond. When crews arrived, they found pieces of roof and siding stuck in trees and clothing was discovered hundreds of yards away from the scene.
The home belonged to 80 year old Eric and 70 year old Gail Higham.
The Ontario County Sheriff reported that two bodies were found inside, a positive identification has not yet been made.
The State University of New York is offering in-state tuition for students form the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian. The offer is for the 2019 through 2020 academic year. The hurricane devastated the Bahamas on September 1st and left thousands homeless and many dead or missing. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said this action helps ensure that students who have been displaced get continued support from SUNY schools and New York State. In-state tuition at SUNY schools is generally half of what out of state students are charged