Morning News Briefing

Written by on February 18, 2019

Slow morning drive with Winter Weather advisory in effect
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Western New York region.
The Advisory remains in is effect until 1 p.m.
The Weather Service says periods of snow, along with some patchy freezing drizzle will lead to one to three inches of snow accumulation and ice accumulations of up to a few hundredths of an inch.
There is also a possibility of freezing drizzle through this afternoon and another storm system is expected to arrive on Wednesday.
Plan on slippery road conditions and extra travel time for the morning commute.

City Police bust a Hutchins Street man for Harassment involving a young child.
20 year old Luis Torres-Otero of Batavia was taken into custody following a domestic incident at a lower apartment on Hutchins Street earlier this month.
Torres-Otero was accused of striking a female in the face while she was holding a child and was charged with Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was released under supervision of Genesee Justice and is expected to return to City Court on Wednesday afternoon.

A Bank Street resident jailed for repeated violation of a court order.
66 year old Joseph Mazzarella Jr. of Batavia was initially arrested for Harassment and Criminal Contempt last Monday following an incident at a Bank Street apartment.
Mazzarella was accused of threatening a protected party violating a court order of protection and was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in Lieu of $2,000 bail.
Two days after being taken into custody, Mazzarella was again arrested and charged with criminal contempt after he allegedly contacted the protected party by phone.
He was issued appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court at a later date.

Van versus Farm Tractor accident in Byron remains under investigation.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a van versus farm tractor accident that occurred on North Bergen Road in Byron Friday night and ended with one man in the hospital.
The tractor operator Kip Keller of Byron and Richard White of Brockport who was driving the van were both treated for minor injuries while Paul Tuttle of Bergen a passenger in the van was flown via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.
At last report Tuttle was listed in critical condition.
The cause of the crash is still under a full investigation.

Three jailed for violating court orders in Batavia.
39 year old Lawrence Worsley of Ridge Road Albion, 22 year old Zackery Seely of Lyman Road Bergen and 19 year old Damian Cogovan of East Main Street Batavia were all arrested in separate incidents after allegedly having unwanted contact with protected persons.
All three were charged with Criminal Contempt and jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail a piece.

A reminder to residents about today’s federal holiday.
Federal, state and local government offices will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day.
That includes U.S. post offices, schools and libraries.
NFTA Metro will operate on a weekday schedule.


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