Evening News Briefing

Written by on June 24, 2019

David Bellavia

Batavia’s David Bellavia will be awarded the nation’s highest military decoration tomorrow: the Medal of Honor.
Preparations are already underway.
WBTA News partner Howard Owens is the only Genesee County reporter in Washington for the ceremony and reports from the Pentagon:

You can read Howards’ up-close dispatches from Washington, only, on The Batavian.com.

A Village of Wyoming woman charged with Reckless Endangerment following a near drowning incident at a campground in Bethany.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies provided few details of the incident other than to note a child had to be resuscitated following a near drowning.
37 year old Crystal Kiebzak of Main Street, Wyoming, was taken into custody and then issued a court appearance ticket.
The incident happened at a campground on Frances Road in Bethany.


Senator Chuck Schumer is issuing a warning about electronic cigarettes. Schumer says e-cigs with potentially dangerous chemicals inside are showing up in the United States.
He’s now calling on the government to take action and prevent an emergency health crisis.
Schumer is suggesting the feds crackdown on illegal online sales and work harder to detect illegal shipments.


Some good news this afternoon about a missing dog.
‘Giovanni’ the Bull-Mastiff who went missing from his Liberty Street home yesterday has been found safe and sound.
Seems “Giovanni” was found wondering the halls of Jackson Elementary School this morning.
Giovani went missing from his Liberty Street home yesterday.

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