Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 28, 2018
Batavia’s star athlete is named as region’s best.
Batavia’s star running back Ray Leach has been named the region’s top football player for 2018
Ray Leach’s impressive list of records for Section Five includes single season as well as career records for the most rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored.
Leach also rewrote the record book for yards rushing, touchdowns, and points scored in the State playoffs.
Congratulations goes out to Leach who has been named Football Player of the Year for All-Greater Rochester by the Democrat & Chronicle with Joshua Barber and Ethan Biscaro who were named for first team.
Batavia man jailed for driving over twice the legal limit in LeRoy.
42 year old Shah Zajic of Batavia was taken into custody by LeRoy Police early yesterday morning after being stopped for allegedly speeding down Wolcott Street in the Village.
The officer assigned to DWI Crackdown Patrol allegedly observed Zajic failing to use a turn signal and found him to be intoxicated following a subsequent investigation.
Zajic was charged with a Felony DWI, a Felony Aggravated DWI for being over twice the legal limit, Unlawful possession of Marijuana, and traffic violations.
He was remanded to the Jail in lieu of 25-hundred dollars bail and is expected back in court on January 22nd.
Report of a dog bite has Health Department officials on the lookout for a possible dog owner.
Following report that a free-roaming dog allegedly bit a pedestrian the County Health Department is looking for some information from the possible dog owner.
The dog which is described as possibly being an American Pit Bull Terrier with short black fur allegedly bit an individual on the west side of Summit Street between Washington Ave and East Main Street the night of Christmas Eve.
Environmental Health Director of Genesee and Orleans Counties Sarah Balduf said the individual will have to go through unnecessary treatment for rabies if they cannot determine whether the dog is up-to-date on its anti-rabies vaccine.
Anyone with information on the dog and/or dog owner is asked to contact the Genesee County Health Department at 585-344-2580 ext. 5555.
Unemployment rate for Genesee County is looking lower than it has in nearly 30 years.
The unemployment rate for November in Genesee County has dropped from 5 percent last year to 3.5 percent this past month.
The state reports that 29,000 people in Genesee County have jobs, compared to 27,000 a year ago.
According to the state’s online records for monthly unemployment rates, the November rate has never been lower, though it reached 3.8 percent in 2000 and the records only show from 1990 and onward.
Getting to your New Year’s Eve party could be a bit quicker than usual.
Governor Cuomo has announced the suspension of construction-related lane closures during peak New Year’s travel days.
The suspension will be in place from Saturday morning until six Wednesday morning.
Drivers are being urged to take breaks at rest areas along the Thruway.
You can also check traffic conditions in real time by downloading the Thruway Authority’s app.
The Buffalo Bills will end a disappointing season this weekend.
They’ll be taking on their longtime AFC East rival the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field.
The Bills have won just five games this year after making the playoffs last season.
Kickoff is set for one o’clock Sunday afternoon.