Afternoon News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on July 11, 2022
The Batavia City Council has to make an exception to the City Charter in order to seat the new Assistant City Manager.
Erik Fix had been president of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce for about a year when he resigned to take the assistant City Manager’s job in Batavia. The charter requires the assistant manager be a resident of the city unless council approves an exception. Council takes a vote on that exception tonight. Fix is a resident of LeRoy.
A man on the run from Batavia Police for the last eight months is back behind bars.
21-year-old Devon Wright was arrested in Lockport over the weekend. Wright had been arrested numerous times in Genesee County but was always released on bail, under the state’s new bail reform law. Wright then repeated violated terms of his release. He is now in the Chautauqua County Jail – without bail.
30-year-old Cassandra Elmore of Batavia is facing three counts of injuring a French bulldog.
Police say the dog – apparently owned by Elmore – got into a stash of narcotics – believed to be cocaine -on three different occasions.
The dog required treatment from a vet for the overdose.
Elmore was given a court appearance ticket.
Batavia drivers are feeling a bit more relief at the gas pumps when it comes time to fill up. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular fuel is now $4.72. That’s down nine cents from last week and is 20 cents cheaper than this time a month ago.
Someone holds a $1-million state lottery ticket that they purchased in Elba.
According to the lottery, the ticket was sold at Crosby’s in Elba for the July 8th Mega-Millions game.
The $1-million ticket was the second-place prize in the game.
The summer concert season is underway, and multiple state agencies are working together to prevent underage drinking at venues across the state. Under an initiative called Operation Prevent, there will be enforcement sweeps to stop the use of fake IDs to buy alcohol.