Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 21, 2018
The Genesee County Jail needs almost $72,000 just to fix its elevator.
It’s not a convenience for the inmates, it’s a matter of safety.
Former Sheriff Gary Maha, now a county legislator, told the legislature’s public safety committee that moving inmates between floors is safer with the elevator. It’s also used to deliver meals to inmate cells which otherwise would mean carrying trays up several flights of stairs.
The Public Safety Committee unanimously approved the expenditure.
A Batavia man gets 10 years in prison for his part in a brutal gang assault last year.
30 year old J W Hardy was sentenced this morning for last July’s beating and stabbing of a man on East Main Street.
The assault, prosecutors said, nearly killed Hardy’s victim.
Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski continues to rack up marksmanship awards.
Jankowski finished third in the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper challenger in South Carolina.
Competitors hiked 25 miles over three days carrying a 50-pound backpack from one shooting stage to the next.
Jankowski is a retired Batavia Police lieutenant and host of a cable TV on rifle shooting.
A six unit apartment building in Lima is heavily damaged by fire leaving six families homeless.
Authorities said several family pets perished in the blaze that occurred last night.
A passer-by reported to the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) that he was driving by the residence and observed flames coming out of the front of the house. The caller went to the house and alerted the other residents of the fire. All the residents were able to get out of the house safely.
Firemen were able to contain the fire to the front down stairs apartment and were able to bring the fire under control. The down stairs front apartment suffered major fire, smoke and water damage and the other apartments suffered smoke and water damage
The Red Cross is assisting all residents.
The cause of the fire has not been determined but authorities ruled out any criminal act as the cause.
Rochester will not be the final frontier for William Shatner, but the former Star Trek star is coming to town anyway.
Shatner is scheduled to appear April 5th for the screening of the movie “Star Trek Two: The Wrath of Khan”.
The actor who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk will then engage in a live conversation with audience members.
Tickets go on sale on Friday.