Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 18, 2019
Anibal Soler, Jr. has been named by the Batavia City School District’s Board of Education as the district’s next Superintendent.
Since 2018 Soler, Jr. has been employed as the Associate Superintendent of Strategic Alignment and Innovation for the Buffalo Public Schools, New York State’s second largest school district.
He began teaching in 2000 as an art teacher at Thomas Middle School in the Rochester City School District before becoming Principal of East High School, also in the Rochester City School District and then Principal of North Park Academy, in the Buffalo Public School District.
Soler Jr. begins his new position in Batavia on January 20th.
New charges facing Batavia man accused Attempted Murder and Arson.
Plush Dozier who is jailed without bail awaiting trial on counts of Arson and Attempted Murder is now facing new charges from his alleged behavior while in custody since his arrest in in the summer of 2018.
Dozier was initially arrested back in June of 2018 after allegedly setting fire to a Maple Street address intending to kill his girlfriend.
He has recently been indicted on counts of Criminal Mischief in both the second and third degrees.
He is accused of kicking out a plate of glass in a holding cell at the Genesee County Jail in August of last year, which caused more than $5,000 damage then causing more than $250 of damage to a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle later that month.
Dozier continues to be held without bail.
Bergen robbery suspect in custody after allegedly assaulting officers and pouring gasoline on them.
31 year old Elon Seeger, of Bergen has been charged with counts of Robbery by Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as Assault, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest by Gates Police.
According to lawmen he stole a vehicle in Bergen on December 15 during a domestic incident.
Seeger allegedly drove the stolen vehicle at Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies that same day, then robbed a Kwik Fill on Buffalo Road in Chili and successfully fled from lawmen in Scottsville later that night.
The following day Seeger allegedly robbed a Speedway on Chili Avenue and as Police approached attempting to take him into custody he is allegedly assaulted the two officers and poured gasoline on them.
He was committed to the Monroe County Jail with his next court appearance scheduled to appear for December 20th.
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement alerting of a band of lake effect snow producing up to an inch of snow per hour that is moving across the region from Niagara and Orleans Counties this morning.
The band is expected to maintain its current intensity while dropping southward through 8 am, bringing greatly reduced visibilities and very poor driving conditions to the area during the morning commute.
Forecasters say to be prepared for greatly reduced visibilities and snow covered roads.
Slow down and allow extra time when traveling.
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel tallied a point for a 17th straight game, but it wasn’t enough to push his team past the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Kyle Okposo each had goals for Buffalo as they lost 5 to 3 last night on the road.
The Sabres have now lost 2 straight and sit 10 points behind the Boston Bruins for first place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.
Buffalo will be back in action Thursday when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers.