Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 3, 2018
Batavia Police are looking into the apparent theft of decorations from the Batavia Peace Garden.
Missing are two large resin urns and a ceramic snail.
The Peace Garden is located along the south side of West Main Street.
It was built in 2012 to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The urns turned up missing yesterday.
Police are checking security camera footage from businesses across the street.
If you have any information, you are asked to call Batavia Police.
State Assemblyman Steve Hawley expects to split his vote in the next legislative session on two issues that would legalize previously illegal activity.
The assembly adjourned last month putting off a vote on two bills:
One would legalize sports better and the other would legalize recreational pot.
Speaking on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning Hawley said he remains opposed to legal recreational weed
Hawley said he will likely support the sports betting bill.
He expects both bills will be taken up early in the next session.
Flags flying at half-staff for a fallen State Trooper.
29 year old Trooper Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person early yesterday near Corning.
Clark was allegedly shot and killed by 43 year old Steven Kiley a former principal in Bradford Central Schools.
After shooting Clark Kiley then turned the gun on himself, taking his own life. Funeral arrangements for Trooper Clark have yet to be announced.
Another day of high temperatures and humidity across Western New York.
The Heat Advisory has been cancelled but forecasters still expect it to be in the mid-90s today with the heat index near or above 100 degrees.
Cooler temps aren’t expected to move in until later in the week.
The Muckdogs are one and one in their home series against the West Virginia Black B ears.
The Dog were defeated last night 3 to 1.
The rubber match is tonight at Dwyer Stadium.
The game to be followed by fireworks.
The Muckdogs are on the road tomorrow night.