Weekend News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on August 10, 2019
A mess is an understatement.
An 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig, loaded with garbage, collided with a car on Route 33 in Stafford.
It happened Friday morning near Ivison Road.
Deputies said a sedan apparently crossed the centerline. The truck, traveling in the opposite direction, unsuccessfully tried to avoid the crash and tipped over.
Its load of trash spilled out along the side of the road and took hours to clean up.
The driver of the car was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. An 18-month old was also in the car and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The state Health Department says five measles cases have been confirmed in Wyoming County.
All of the illnesses were found within a Mennonite community. Officials are now trying to find out if anyone else may have been exposed.
Measles symptoms include fever, dry cough, runny nose and a sore throat. If you have any of those issues, it’s suggested you contact a doctor.
The City of Batavia Republican Committee is seeking candidates to fill an expected vacancy on city council.
The position is an at-large post now held by Adam Tabelski.
The City GOP will make a recommendation to City Council to fill Tabelski’s unexpired term.
Tabelski must leave City Council when his wife, Rachel, takes over as assistant city manager.
The Batavia Police and Genesee County Probation Departments have teamed up to warn citizens of the potential dangers associated with the possession of BB and Airsoft guns.
The concern comes from how close phony firearms appear real.
Authorities warn that often times the orange tip generally found on Airsoft guns have been painted over, making them look even more realistic.
The Batavia Muckdogs return home Sunday to take on Mahoning Valley.
Game time is 5:05 and can be heard here on WBTA.
The Dogs will have just finished a three game series in State College.