Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 19, 2022
One of the suspects in the murder of two men at a dairy farm in Alexander in March is having trouble with his court appointed attorney. Prince Wilson appeared in court today to demand that the judge allow him to defend himself because he had access to the jail law library and didn’t need representation. He said the case is going too slowly and he asked to testify in the grand jury hearing. The judge declined to rule on his requests and told him to go back and work with his attorney. Wilson, 23, and Cruz, 18, are accused of killing Elibander Morales, 30, and Marceleno Gomez Hernandez, 29, in a bunkhouse at a dairy farm at 10216 Alexander Road.
A Press Release about the Water on Richmond Ave: The City of Batavia Water Department will be shutting down the 12” water main on Richmond Avenue, from Oak Street to Buxton Avenue, for emergency repairs due to construction on Richmond Avenue. The length of time the water will be off is unknown. As always, when the water is restored it may be discolored. Please refrain from doing any laundry until the water runs clear. We apologize for any inconvenience and the public’s patience is greatly appreciated
The Richmond Memorial Library Tweens & Teens Staff will be sponsoring a Book Drive for Children’s and Young Adult books starting this month. The book drive begins July 27th and runs through August 13th. The books can be for children or teens of all ages, must be in new or good condition, and can be dropped off and put in the purple crates in the RML Foyer anytime the library is open. The Library G.I.F.T. Program (Generate Imagination in Families Today) is dedicated to making new or gently used books available to children and their families in our area, and to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of early childhood literacy. For information on the book drive and other library programs, visit the library website at www.batavialibrary.org.
The Genesee County and Batavia Youth Bureaus are planning the annual Safe Summer Children’s Carnival open to the public to take place on Thursday, July 28 from 10:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at David M. McCarthy Ice Arena in Batavia. One dollar buys a ticket to play 10 games, and children can win “funny money” to redeem for prizes. There will also be several community agency booths that the children can visit for a chance to win one of our grand prizes. For more information on the carnival, please contact Chelsea at the Genesee County Youth Bureau at 344-3960.