Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 5, 2018

The YWCA of Genesee county will resume its after-school child care program on Monday, the agency revealed Thursday afternoon. The Children’s Center at the County Courthouse will also remain open.
YWCA officials said the after school program will operate under a normal schedule at all locations.
Earlier this week, the YW announced that because of financial difficulties, all programs and services were being terminated immediately.
Board members interviewed by WBTA News Partner The Batavian said help was received by the YWCA of Niagara County that made the continuation of the programs possible.
Calls to the The Crisis Care Hotline, that were handled locally, are being transferred to the Crisis Care hotline in Niagara County.


As of 8:30p.m. Thursday night there were still 327 National Grid customers without power in Genesee County. Almost half of those homes are in the towns of LeRoy, Darien and Pavilion.
National Grid predicts most customers should be restored by late this evening although complete power restoration could be as late as Friday evening.
The outages were caused by hurricane force winds that blew through the area yesterday ripping down power lines and trees ad knocking over tractor trailer trucks.


The City of Batavia is now in the mall management business.
City Hall has taken over maintenance of the mall concourse in a deal that settled a years old dispute with the mall merchants.
Interim City Manager Matt Worth says the mall entrances are first will be dealt with first

On WBTA’s Main and Center program today Worth said the city is looking for a full time maintenance manager for the mall.


Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Destro” has taken a bite outta crime – literally.
Two suspects led lawmen on a chase early Thursday morning that began in Livingston County and ended in a one-car crash in Byron.
Two suspects fled the car and pursued by officers including K-9 Deputy Chris Erion and Destro. Destro managed to take down both suspects who suffered minor bite wounds.
One of the suspects was identified as 45 year old Michael Collier of Rochester was charged with possession of stolen property anbd fleeing a police officer.
Charges are expected to be filed against the second suspect, who was not identified.

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