Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on August 6, 2018
17 year old Antwan Odom of Batavia remains in the Genesee County Jail this afternoon, his bail increased to $50,000 cash.
Odom is charged with Attempted Assault and weapons possession following a fight on Ross Street over the weekend.
During the fracas, police say Odom used a sharp object to cut his friend and neighbor, 18 year old Ray Leach.
Both Odom and Leach are star athletes at Batavia High School.
Leach suffered at least 10 wounds, some requiring stiches. He was treated at Strong Memorial Hospital and is now at home.
Odom was jailed since Saturday night. He appeared in court this afternoon when his bail was increased from $15,000 to $50,000 cash.
Odom has a felony DWI charge pending in Orleans County.
Fire of unknown cause destroys a doublewide mobile home late this morning in Pavilion.
A half dozen volunteer fire companies answered the alarm at 7230 Telephone Road. A woman and three children lived in the trailer.
None of them were home at the time.
Don Roblee was the on-scene fire commander:
The cause of today’s fire is under investigation.
A New York City company has purchased a Batavia Nursing home.
The Grand Healthcare System has acquired the Batavia Health Care Center on State Street.
The 62 bed skilled nursing facility has a staff of 200.
The nursing home will be renamed the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.
Cynthia Nixon is getting the top spot on the New York Democratic primary ballot.
The “Sex and the City” actress’ name will come before Governor Cuomo’s name based on a random draw by the Board of Elections.
This note for Batavia motorists:
Richard Avenue will be closed tomorrow from Redfield to Woodrow for street repairs. Work is expected to begin tomorrow morning at 7:30.
An Air Quality alert remains in effect for most of Western New York.
The alert is posted until 11 o’clock tonight.