Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 2, 2018
A Batavia woman is facing a felony count of grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $31,o00 from the Rite Aid Pharmacy.
46 year old Darcia Golda worked at the drug store on West Main Street Road.
Deputies say theft thefts occurred while Golda was employed at the store between October of 2016 and September of last year.
A Corfu woman is facing two felony charges for allegedly torching her ex-boyfriend’s hog.
Deputies say 52 year old Jacqueline Saeli of North Lake Road intentionally set fire to a shed on her property. Inside the shed was her former boyfriend’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The bike was destroyed.
Saeli is charged with arson and criminal mischief. She was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.
A Batavia man is facing charges for allegedly leading lawmen on a chase.
41 year old Maurice Leach was finally stopped by state police last night at Bank Street and Hawley Drive in the Town of Batavia.
Leach was charged with possession of pot, driving without a license, reckless driving and resisting arrest.
With flu cases up 50-percent in New York since last week, Governor Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. He’s calling the flu outbreak an epidemic with more than eleven-thousand confirmed cases and more than 22-hundred people hospitalized just last week. That’s the highest weekly total in New York since record-keeping began in 2004. A new Canadian study shows the vaccine is just 17-percent effective against the most dominant flu strain but the CDC says you should still get vaccinated because if you get the flu, the symptoms won’t be as severe.
The popular Pennsylvania prognosticator reports his predictions.
Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog in America, has seen his shadow which – as the story goes – means we’re in for six more weeks of winter.