Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 2, 2018
The National Weather Service has posted a Heat Advisory until 10 o’clock tonight.
The advisory extends to Genesee and Orleans counties.
The heat index, a combination of temperature and humidity, could reach as high as 100 degrees.
In addition to the heat, the Weather Service is forecasting scattered thunderstorms for this afternoon and early evening. These thunderstorms could contain damaging winds.
Two Batavia men were scheduled to appear in City Court today facing felony charges in separate incidents.
19 year old Jacob Sponaugle of Liberty Street is charged with Menacing. Police say he brandished a shotgun at another person following a road rage incident on Main Street last Friday.
24 year old Joseph Burr of North Lyon Street is charged with Robbery and Grand Larceny for allegedly taking a wallet from another person during an argument.
State Police say a trooper was shot and killed early this morning near Albany when responding to a call of a suicidal suspect.
The suspect was also killed.
The shooting took place near a community college, which prompted a massive police response.
The trooper has been identified as Nicholas Clark.
The Batavia Muckdogs look to win their second straight game and clinch a series win tonight over the West Virginia Black Bears.
The Dogs beat the Black Bears 8 to 4 yesterday in spectacular fashion with a Brayan Hemandez walk-off grand slam home run.
First pitch tonight at Dwyer Stadium is 7:05, the game can be heard on WBTA.