Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 11, 2018

A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for Genesee County beginning tomorrow afternoon and running until Saturday.
The National Weather Service says that rain will change to freezing rain and sleet by Friday evening and then heavy snow is expected through Saturday.
The Warning extends to all of Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Total snow accumulations of 9 to 17 inches are expected. Ice accumulations of a 10th of an inch are also forecast.

While there is a Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow, it apparently comes too late for the Friday Night skate at DeWitt Park.
The county announced today that due to today’s warm-up, the Friday Kiwanis skate at DeWitt Park, has been cancelled.

The lone holdout in the City Center mall dispute with the city has had the proposed settlement forced upon him.
Dr. Marlin Salmon had refused to sign off on the deal to end the long legal battle with the city.
Now, an Erie County Supreme Court Judge has ordered the settlement over the objections of Salmon. The city will take over management of the City Centre concourse on April 1st


Batavia’s Fire Chief says city fire hydrants are up for adoption.
City Fire Chief Steve Napolitano on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning, encourages city residents to adopt one of Batavia’s 512 fire hydrants for the winter season.

He said volunteers who shovel out a path of approximately 3 to 4 feet around hydrants and report missing hydrant markers greatly assist the Fire Department.

Buffalo is one of “The New York Times” 52 places to visit this year. Yesterday, the paper put out its yearly list with New Orleans ranking first. Buffalo ranked 37th due in part to the city renewing and re-purposing older and more historic buildings and the charm that goes along with that. Buffalo beat out Seattle and several famous locations around the world

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