Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 6, 2018
The National Weather Service is expecting snow squalls across our region for the afternoon commute.
The weather bureau says a cold front will cross our region late this afternoon and early evening resulting in lake effect snow that will quickly move inland.
The snow bands are expected to weaken tonight.
If you live in the City of Batavia and you still have leaves on your property, you will have to remove them yourself.
The city says it’s all done with leaf collection this year…but:
The Yard Waste Station on Law Street will be open until next Wednesday, December 12 and will not reopen until next April.
The 4th annual “Shop with a Cop” will be held this Saturday at Walmart.
Organizers say 53 children have been selected to participate this year.
Each child will be given $100 to buy gifts for themselves or family members.
The event was organized by Batavia City Police, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.
The three agencies received donations from law enforcement unions and a number of local businesses to fund the event.
More information HERE
The man arrested for allegedly kidnapping a teenager is back in Rochester. Police say 41-year-old Robert Gonzalez abducted 14-year-old Joanna Coates last Saturday. An AMBER Alert was issued for the girl, but it was canceled after Coates and Gonzalez were found in Brooklyn Tuesday. Gonzalez is now behind bars and awaiting arraignment.
The Diocese of Buffalo is reportedly willing to pay a woman $400,000 to settle a sexual abuse claim against a priest.
The Buffalo News reports the victim was abused back in the 1980s while she was a teenager.
The offer is the largest one made by church officials since they decided to start compensating victims of abuse. The woman has 60 days to decide if she’ll take the money. If she does, she won’t be allowed to sue the diocese.