Evening News Briefing

Written by on February 19, 2018

Tops Markets, Batavia

Tops Markets is saying nothing about growing reports of their financial troubles.
Over the weekend Bloomberg News reported that the Williamsville based grocer could file for bankruptcy as early as this month.
The union representing almost 12-thosuand Tops workers say it’s been monitoring the company’s financial health for months.
Tops operates the largest free-standing supermarket in Batavia.


A Town of Batavia couple accused of driving while doing dope with their baby in the car.
29 year old Jenna Josephite of Main Street Rd and 29 year old Joseph Marr of Attica were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Authorities said the two used cocaine in front of their one year old child and then drove under the influence of the drug from Attica to Batavia.


State Police arrest an Alden woman for a violation of Leandra’s Law.
Troopers say they stopped 47 year old Deanna Carhart for speeding on Crittenden Road in Alden.
They said Carhart was driving drunk with a 9 year old child in the vehicle


The journalism dean at SUNY-Stony Brook is calling on the Board of Regents to offer “news literacy” lessons in classrooms throughout New York State.
Howard Schneider says the alternative could be generations of young people unable to distinguish fake news from the real thing.
Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy has been offering courses in news literacy since 2007 that are now used by 22 other colleges in the U.S. and in ten other countries.

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