Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 23, 2020
Genesee County has now lost three residents due to coronavirus.
The county health department reported late yesterday that a person under the age of 65 had succumbed to COVID-19.
In the same report the county announced 10 new cases of the virus bringing the total positive cases since the outbreak began to 140.
There were four new cases in Orleans County, all from Albion.
The City of Batavia has postponed a planned reappraisal until next year.
2,000 properties had been scheduled for re-assessment
Those appraisals determine the amount you pay in property taxes.
The postponement intended to keep city employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
From the bad boys report this morning:
Batavia Police have put metal bracelets on 18 year old Devon Wright as a suspect in a hit and run on Highland Park earlier this month.
Investigators say Wright intentionally drove his car into a person and then fled the scene. The victim was treated at a Rochester Hospital and later released.
Wright is facing a variety of charges. Police also said he created a disturbance at the police station when he was arrested on Tuesday, damaging property in the building.
Nasir Nathan of Batavia is being sought by Batavia Police.
Nathan is wanted for his suspected role in a gang assault on highland Park last fall.
Schools statewide have been closed for weeks in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus and no decision has been made on when students could return.
Governor Cuomo said yesterday he’s not ready to close schools down for the rest of the academic year just yet. But he admits getting schools back open before June would be difficult.
Genesee County has enhanced its website with additional information and resources.
There are a variety of links with public health information, tools for businesses and ways to donate to, or receive help, from non-profit agencies.
Follow this link: HERE
The 2020 NFL Draft begins tonight, but Buffalo Bills fans are going to have to wait a while for their team’s first selection.
Thanks to a trade with the Minnesota Vikings that brought wide-receiver Stefon Diggs to Buffalo, the Bills do not have a first-round pick.
The Bills are currently slated to choose 54th overall, which is in the second round.