Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 27, 2020
The search continues this afternoon for the suspect wanted in a police pursuit and resulting mayhem over the weekend. The chase began late Saturday night when Batavia Police and the Sheriff’s Office learned of the theft of a Spectrum Cable truck.
BPD spotted the truck and attempted to stop it when the driver took off on Charles Street and plowed through several backyards of homes damaging fences and vehicles. The chase then went onto Oak Street and still more damage before the suspect ditched the truck and fled on foot. He’s described as a white male with long hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black back pack.
Batavia Police reminding the public that the rear vestibule of the city police station at 10 West Main is a certified Safe Trade Station. People are advised to use the area for private transactions when you may not know the people you are dealing with such as sales that begin on line. On Friday, two victims met up with a would be buyer in the Pizza Hut parking lot and were robbed.
A bit of discord in Western New York Republican Ranks.
Over the weekend GOP chairs from the counties in the 27th congressional district gave their backing to State Senator Chris Jacobs to fill the seat once held by Chris Collins.
Attorney Beth Parlato, fresh off her endorsement by former football great Jim Kelly, says she’ll continue her campaign.
There would be no primary for the special election, expected in April, but Parlato could circulate petitions to force a primary in June for the next general election.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has won a Grammy.
The Grammy award went to American Rapture in the category of Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
RPO Musical Director Ward Stare directed the recording.
Listen to American Rapsody, Rochester Philharmonic (Courtesy Spotify)