Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 28, 2019
A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for Genesee County beginning at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and continuing through 7AM on Thursday.
The National Weather Service predicts heavy Lake Effect Snow and dangerously cold wind chills.
Total snow accumulation of 10 to 18 inches can be expected in the most persistent lake snow areas.
Winds gusting as high as 45 miles per hour later on Wednesday through Thursday morning may produce near Blizzard conditions.
Wind Chills as low as 25 degrees below zero are possible.
These wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes.
Heavy Snow will fall in relatively narrow bands.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible in areas of blowing snow.
Batavia Police continue to look for a missing 15 year old.
He is identified as Andrae Taylor, 5ft 6in tall,140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.
We have a photo on our website.
He was last seen on Saturday night wearing a navy blue coat and a red headband.
If you have seen Andrae or have any information as to his whereabouts, you are asked to contact Batavia Police.
Officials within the Catholic Church are calling for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication, following the passing of legislation aimed at expanding on abortion rights. Several bishops throughout the U.S. have suggested such an action could be warranted, noting in particular that Governor Cuomo celebrated the bill’s signing, and ordered landmarks lit up in pink to mark the occasion. The legislation allows for abortions in the third trimester, provided the “life or health” of the mother is at risk. Meanwhile, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan suggested through a spokesman that excommunication was unlikely, and that the act shouldn’t be used as a weapon.
The City of Batavia is seeking nominations for their 2018 Recognition Awards.
Nominations are being accepted for Community Volunteer, Home owner of Year, Business and Not-For-Profit organization of the Year.
Anyone wishing to nominate someone is encouraged to complete the nomination form and submit it to the City Manager’s Office by Friday, March 8th.