Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 20, 2017
The Genesee County Grand Jury has indicted a Batavia man on 17 counts of Grand larceny and other charges in connection with a string of burglaries.
19 year old Davon St.John is accused of burglarizing homes on Ellicott, Montclair and Union Avenues last fall. Two homes were broken into more than once.
St. John allegedly took a variety items including electronic devices, jewelry, cash and .357 revolver.
St. John was most recently collared for petit larceny at T.F Browns restaurant in Batavia.
Attica Police announced today the arrest of a local trucker suspected of driving a big rig with a blood alcohol count more than five times the legal limit.
49 year old Robert Cummings of Exchange Street, Attica, was arrested earlier this month driving on Market Street in the Village.
Another arrest for the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force.
32 year old Lamar Randall of Batavia, known on the street as “L-Boog,” is charged with four Felony Counts for alleged sale and possession of crack cocaine.
Randall is now in the Genesee County Jail, held without bail.
Flu season is early this year.
According to a recent report by the state health department, flu cases were up in New York by 45-percent from the week before.
Genesee and Monroe are a couple of the counties in Western New York being hit the hardest. The health department says the best time to get vaccinated is as soon as possible.
It could be a white Christmas in Western New York.
Forecasters say Buffalo has a higher probability for a snowy Christmas than almost any other large US city.
A European weather model predicts that it will start snowing in Western New York around the middle of Christmas day.