Evening News Briefing

Written by on September 24, 2019

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in solving a grim case of discarded animal remains.
Deputies say that last Friday several garbage bags were found dumped in a corn field near the intersection of Merriman and Cook Roads in the Town of Byron
The bags were filled with animal remains that included pigs, two small calves and other animals.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office at 343-5000.


The can that is a new police station for the city of Batavia, has been kicked down the road again.
Council is now recommending putting $175,000 dollars into a reserve fund in order wait at least another two years before seriously bringing up the issue again.
Council president Gene Jankowski says the city may be in a better position to borrow the money to replace the police station if it waits a little longer to pay off current debt

The city has been studying for years the need to replace the current police station. Just two years ago a citizen study group focused in on a location only to find the property was not available.
Jankowski would not disclose a new site now under consideration worrying that it would stir up unneeded criticism.


Batavia’s newest restaurant is closed following a fire in their kitchen.
Firefighters responded to the Island Grill on East Main Street just before midnight last night
Authorizes said the fire triggered the sprinkler system which contained the flames to the immediate area.
The Hawaiian themed restaurant opened about a month ago.


Genesee County’s unemployment rate creeps up just 2-tenths of a point from last year. The August jobless rate was 3.5 percent, compared to 3.3 a year ago. The rate is still at a near historic low.


Over a dozen companies that sell so-called ghost guns are being targeted by New York State.
Attorney General Letitia James has sent letters to 16 businesses, ordering them to stop selling the assault weapon kits.
Ghost guns arrive in kits that are 80-percent finished, which allows purchasers to avoid federal regulations.

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