Evening News Briefing

Written by on October 18, 2018

Dr. Marty Moore, Batavia’s new City Manager, continues to meet and greet his co-workers and constituents.
Moore is now in his fourth day on the job, a day that included a stop at WBTA:

Moore will attend his first City Council meeting this Monday night.


The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is planning a public tribute to K-9 Destro. The highly trained police dog died earlier this month from cancer.
Destro’s handler, Deputy Chris Erion, appeared on Main and Center this morning and talked about his K-9 partner:


PHOTO: Deputy Christopher Erion and K-9 Destro

The tribute to Destro will be held next Wednesday, October 24th from 3 until 7 at the Sheriff’s Office on Park Road. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account has been established to raise money to purchase and train a new K-9. Donations can be made payable and mailed directly to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Fund, 165 Park Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

A new Quinnipiac poll gives Andrew Cuomo a 23-point edge in the New York governor’s race. The two-term Democratic incumbent tops his GOP challenger, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, 58 to 35-percent among likely voters.

A former adviser to President Trump is coming to Western New York next week. Steve Bannon will be holding a campaign rally in Elma Congressman Chris Collins.
A recent poll shows Collins has a slim lead over his challenger Nate McMurray.

With Josh Allen sidelined due to an elbow injury, the Buffalo Bills are making another change at quarterback. Coach Sean McDermott announced yesterday veteran Derek Anderson will get the start against the Indianapolis Colts instead of Nathan Peterman.

The LeRoy H S Knights continue their varsity football season in a rate Thursday night game tonight. LeRoy hosts Wellsville at 6:30 this evening. Live coverage with our Scott Ripley on WBTAi2.

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