Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on August 22, 2018
A Batavia man has pled guilty to the May stabbing death of Terry Toote on Central Avenue.
31 year old Nathaniel Wilson admitted he stabbed Toote to death just before he was shot in the leg by 17 year old Samuel Blackshear.
The violent scene was all captured on police surveillance video which had just been set up in response to reported violence in the neighborhood.
Blackshear, the suspected shooter, was charged with assault and weapons possession.
Wilson will be sentenced next month. The plea deal called for a sentencing cap of 20 years to life.
A Livingston County Jail inmate is facing new charges following a serious assault on another inmate.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports 29 year old Akeem Robinson attacked another inmate over the weekend causing what were described as serious injuries.
Robinson was originally locked up on drug charges.
GOP Leaders have extended their selection process for picking Congressman Chris Collins’ replacement on the November ballot.
Republican Party chairs considered several potential candidates yesterday in Batavia.
Last week the same group said they hoped to have a candidate and a method to replace Collins by the end of this week.
Now, no timetable has been announced.
Whoever the GOP picks to be on the ballot will face Democrat challenger Nate McMurray.
The gates open for the New York State Fair in Syracuse today.
Visitors will be able to get their first look at the new Expo Center which will allow them to ice skate for free. There are also rides and new food items like beer ice cream. The fair runs through Labor Day.
The Batavia Muckdogs are bested by the Black Bears.
West Virginia beat the dogs last night 9 to 2.
The same two teams meet tonight before the Dogs return to Batavia on Thursday to take on the Williamsport Crosscutters