Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 16, 2018
The National Weather Service has cancelled a Flood Watch for Genesee County and much of Western New York.
The Weather Service says that while some area creeks and rivers are still forecast to crest near flood stage over the next couple of days, the likelihood of widespread flooding has significantly diminished.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is out and about.
Kelly had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his jaw less than three weeks ago in New York City.
This weekend he was discharged from the hospital but is staying in New York to recover.
A Batavia man charged with holding up the Arby’s Restaurant late last month.
37 year old Michael Piasta of East Main Street is accused of entering the restaurant shortly after closing time, threatening employees with what appeared to be a handgun, and making off with 6-thosuand dollars.
Piasta is being held without bail.
An Olean man is accused of driving under the influence and attacking an Attica police officer. Police say they were trying to help David Woods whose car had run into a ditch in Attica. He was tased after allegedly punching officer Karl Zufall in the face. Woods was jailed in Wyoming County on $25,000 bail.
Officer Zufall was treated and released for his injuries at Wyomig County Community Hospital. Officials said Zufall will be out of work for a period of time.
Democrats smell blood in New York’s Congressional waters.
A ranking official with the Democratic National Campaign Committee says several Republican Congressional seats in New York are vulnerable next election.
Chris Collins’ district is just one of seven seats listed as New York districts the DCCC is targeting this year. Democrats need to pick up at least two-dozen seats to reclaim House majority.