Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 24, 2018
Renewed uncertainty over the future of Batavia’s P W Minor.
Workers at P W Minor tell WBTA there was a meeting of all employees this morning.
In that meeting, employees were reportedly told they would all receive their pay for this week but were then sent home. They were also reportedly told they may be layoffs.
This is just the latest chapter in a long tale of financial troubles fo the century and a half old shoe maker.
Four years ago, P W Minor was sold to local businessmen Peter Zeliff and Andrew Young in what was highly touted as a local effort to save the company from shutting its doors.
Later, Zeliff and Young would part company and last year Zeliff sold the company to a private investment firm, Tidewater and Associates of Delaware.
A 15 year old girl, who recently moved from Orleans County to the state of Alabama, has been charged with the murder of her mother and sister.
The girl, who has not been identified by Alabama authorities, has been charged with two counts of capital murder.
She is accused in the stabbing death last week of her mother, 44 year old Rosa Maldonado and 19 year old Rosa Lee Maldonado.
It is unknown whether the 15 year old will be tried as an adult.
A vigil is expected to be held in Albion
The Batavia City Council is meeting a Conference Session tonight.
On the agenda is a measure extending the additional stipends for certain city department heads until the end of the year.
Originally the stipends were offered to compensate the department heads, until the new city manager started his job. Dr. Marty Moore is due to begin on October 15th.
The council resolution says the extra pay will compensate interim City Manager Matt Worth and three other department heads for their help during the transition of the new city manager.
The LeRoy Police Department is investigating an apparent case of animal cruelty. Over the weekend, Leroy Police found a cat enclosed in a plastic bin, duct taped closed with no ventilation. The cat is said to be OK.
It is a male tiger cat, police are looking for a suspect or the cat’s owner.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Le Roy Police Department.
Senator Chuck Schumer is urging President Trump to order an investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter, Schumer says the F-B-I needs to interview anyone with information on Christine Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Schumer says any uncovered details should be reported to the Senate before the chamber votes on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
More fire hydrant flushing this Wednesday and Thursday. The area will be south of Main Street and west of Jackson. Expect a temporary discoloration of water in the flushing areas.