Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 9, 2018
An Albion teenager is accused of trying to murder his grandmother for $23 in cash.
Orleans County deputies have charged 17 year old Brandon Foster of Albion with breaking into the home of his grandmother late last night on Oak Orchard Road. Deputies say he attacked the woman with a knife as she slept.
The woman, Rachael Spearance, fought back and managed to get away.
While bleed profusely, police said Spearance drove herself to Medina Hospital where she was later flown to ECMC in serious but stable condition.
Foster fled the house and remained on the run until early this morning when police from several agencies, with the use of K-9 teams, tracked down the boy hiding in bushes behind the Burger King in Albion.
He is being held on $50,000 bail.
Bear sightings seem to be getting more common these days.
A black bear was sighted this afternoon near Putnam and Francis Roads in Bethany.
Last week a bear was spotted in Attica.
The Batavia City Schools Board of Education has postponed their regular meeting.
The board of education was to have met tomorrow night.
That meeting has now been moved to next Tuesday night, July 17 at 6:30 in the District Administrative Conference Room.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants there to be more transparency when hurricane-damaged cars are sold. He says hundreds of cars damaged in last summer’s hurricanes are being cleaned up sold to customers who have no idea that they suffered flood damage. That’s because there’s no law requiring the disclosure be made to buyers.
The Muckdogs finish their series with the State College Spikes at Dwyer Stadium this evening.
Batavia has split the series with an 8 to 3 win over the Spikes last night and will try to take the series with the third home game tonight.
Listen to all the action live right here on WBTA beginning with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m.