Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on October 9, 2019
The arrest of 44 year old Thomas Moynihan on Monday created a lock-out at Batavia High School.
Moynihan was a suspect in the Sunday night strong arm robbery of the Batavia Days Inn.
Batavia Police tell WBTA that Moynihan entered the hotel and demanded money from the front desk clerk. As Moynihan fled, he fought with the clerk.
Police said Moynihan got away with less than 500-dollars.
Moynihan was spotted on Monday near BHS and as a precaution, the school was placed in lock-out, not allowing anyone in or out of the building until Moynihan was safely in custody.
He has been charged with robbery and burglary.
Governor Cuomo is calling for the federal government to step up and take action on the nationwide vaping crisis. The governor made the request after announcing a 17-year-old from New York City is the first Empire State resident to die of a vaping-related illness.
The Health Departments of Genesee and Orleans County have been awarded a grant for lead-hazard abatement in older homes.
Now Health Department Director Paul Petit is waiting on guidelines from the federal government on the $1.3 million grant.
The grants will be available to both homeowners and landlords of residences built prior to 1978.
A suspected heroin overdose death in Perry has resulted in two arrests.
36 year old Kristofer Hubbard of Silver Springs, and 34 year old Dustin Hernandez of Castile have been arrested in the case.
Hubbard is accused of setting up a drug deal through another dealer and lying about it to police. Hernandez is facing charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence and Hindering Prosecution.
Both are being held in the Wyoming County Jail.