Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on September 11, 2019
Photo by The Batavian
Possible tragedy may have been averted thanks to a recent policy change at GCASA in Batavia.
Yesterday afternoon first responders were called for report of a pick-up truck that had lost control and crashed into the rock wall in front of GCASA on East Main Street.
John Bennett, Executive Director of GCASA, said before a recent change in policy it was not unusual to see a handful of smokers gathered right were the crash occurred…
According to investigators the driver of the pick-up may have suffered some type of medical event and was not seriously injured in the crash.
Flags are to be flown at half-staff today at state government buildings across New York to honor those killed on 9/11 upon order of the Governor.
Earlier this week, the governor signed legislation establishing a September 11th Remembrance Day which allows for a brief moment of silence in public schools across the state, at the start of the school day, on every September 11th.
Basom man busted for drunk driving after crashing in Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 52 year old David Bogue of Maple Street road Basom Tuesday afternoon following a one car motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road in Batavia.
Deputies determined that Bogue was intoxicated during the roadside investigation and charged him with DWI and failure to keep right.
He was given an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court for October 24.
Two Holley residents pinched for stealing candy.
29 year old Kay Dilker and 37 year old Joseph Turner are both charged with petit larceny after they allegedly stole approximately $75 worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from the Top’s Market in Batavia this morning.
City Police were dispatched yesterday morning for a report of a shoplifting in progress at Tops and found the pair attempting to evade police by jumping over a fence and into the yard of a residence on Redfield Parkway.
Once apprehended, the duo was allegedly found in possession of a large bag of peanut butter cups.
Dilker was jailed on $2,500 bail while Turner was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
Governor Cuomo wants to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for the opioid crisis in New York.
Cuomo said yesterday it’s an industry-wide conspiracy and the damage done has been immeasurable.
The governor said a lawsuit is pending against those responsible for defrauding nearly two-billion-dollars in insurance premium costs.
He added, in New York State last year there were three-thousand deaths from opioids, three-times more from 2010.