Evening News Brief

Written by on January 5, 2022

The National Weather Service has upgraded its weather alert for tonight.
There is now a Lake Effect Snow Warning posted for Genesee and Erie Counties at 7 o’clock tonight that remains in effect until 1am Friday.
Heavy Lake Effect snow is forecast to accumulate 8 to 15 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 miles per hour.
Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
Heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be
prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.

The forecast of Lake Effect snow has prompted some cancellations:
The Office for Aging has cancelled Meals on Wheels and lunchtime meal sites for tomorrow, Thursday. Clients should use emergency meals.
Genesee Community College has announced remote operations only for all locations tomorrow.
The Rotary Club Girls Basketball Tournament final two games at GCC will be played tonight starting at 6pm.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 infections rates the Western New York V-A system has issued new visitation requirements for both the Buffalo and Batavia campuses.
In Batavia, visitation in the Community Living Center will be limited through glass partitions.
All visitors will be screened.
Some exceptions may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
The new policy remains in effect until further notice.

Makeem Ithna-Asheri

A Batavia man has been charged with manslaughter after he and his wife overdosed on drugs in their Northside Meadows apartment.
Police responded on Thursday night, Dec 30th, and found Anda Ithna-Asheri dead and her husband, Makeen, unresponsive,
Their two children were home at the time but unharmed.
Makeen was revived with several does of Narcan. He was then charged with providing the drugs that killed his wife.
Makeen was on lifetime parole for murder in an unrelated case.
He’s locked up in the county jail.

Genesee County is holding a COVID-19 rapid testing kit distribution this Saturday, January 8th at the Genesee County Fire Training Center, on State Street Rd. The distribution will take place between Noon and 2.
There are 2,580 available test kits, with two tests per kit.
Those attending may take up to two kits per household, while the supplies last.
You will have to show proof of residence in Genesee County.


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