Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 11, 2019
Expect to see construction begun on replacing the roof over the Batavia City Centre Mall by September.
City Manager Dr. Martin Moore says the city has awarded a 665-thosuand dollar contract to Grove Roofing of Buffalo to replace the roof and remove the mall skylights.
Moore also announced today on WBTA’s Main & Center that National Grid is giving the city 165-thousand dollars for new LED lighting in the mall concourse.
The ink on that contract wasn’t even dry when Batavia Police say the mall concourse roof was vandalized. BPD has released pictures of three of three individuals who may have information about the case.
Police say vandals did not actually get into the mall but did cause damage the skylights. This would have happened sometime last weekend. If you have any information, call Batavia Police. View surveilance photos HERE
One woman remains hospitalized from last week’s fire 13 Hutchins Street.
The unidentified woman had to jump from a second floor window to escape the flames. She suffered head and leg injuries and is still in Strong Memorial recovering.
Batavia Fire Chief Stefano Napolitano tells WBTA today the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Tests are being conducted by a state laboratory. Some results of the probe may be available next week.
A law ending religious exemptions to school vaccination rules is being challenged in court.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of families who held legal religious exemptions.
The law would require all schoolchildren to be vaccinated against common diseases. A judge will make a ruling on the case Friday.
The Batavia Muckdogs meet the Lowell Spinners again tonight at Dwyer Stadium.
The Dogs came out on top last night with the help of two home runs by Sean Reynolds – final score 8 to 6.
The second of the three game series is tonight at 7:05.