Evening News Briefing

Written by on December 27, 2017

Two women are behind bars for allegedly breaking into the home of an acquaintance in the Town of Alexander.
Once inside, the two got physical with the resident, damaged some property and stole some other items.
Arrested were: 42 year old Jennifer Martino of Pearl Street, Batavia and 35 year old Amber Holland of Buffalo
Police said the fracas occurred in front of a 12 year old child.
Authorities said Martino and Holland knew their victim.
There were no serious injuries.
The two women were charged with burglary and robbery.

Some tense moments late this morning in the Town of Alabama.
Deputies said a car drove into a pond on Feeder Road near the Tonawanda Wildlife Management area.
There were two occupants in the car, one was said to be disabled.
They two were unable to exit the car while water was entering the vehicle.
Police later said no one was injured and the car was never in damager of sinking.

Batavia Police turn to the public for help in their investigation of a hit and run.
A Batavia jogger was struck by a hit and run driver last Friday on Richmond Avenue.
Rosemary Demske, a special education aide for the city school district, was hit just after 5 in the morning near the State School for the Blind.
Demske was thrown to the opposite side of the street by the force of the impact. She suffered a broken leg.
The driver of the car stopped momentarily but then fled the scene when he heard sirens approaching.
Batavia Police are asking the public for any information that help their investigation.

The Batavia City Council is holding a special business meeting tonight into how the city will deal with the departure of City Manager Jason Molino.
Molino is leaving Batavia to become the County Administrator of Tompkins County.
The public will never hear the discussion at tonight city council meeting since lawmakers are meeting in a closed door session.
Council President Gene Jankowski said some information may be divulged to the public at council’s next regular meeting on January 8th.

New York is easing up on its medical marijuana rules starting today. Dispensaries are now permitted to sell patches, lotions, ointments, lozenges and certain chewables to certified patients.
Only liquids, oils and vapors were allowed under the state’s tough restrictions that ban smokable marijuana.
The new rules also permit a doctor to take a two-hour course to become a registered provider, down from four hours.
It’s seen as a way to encourage more doctors to participate in New York’s medical marijuana program.

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