Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 15, 2021
Police respond to a voiceless 911 call and find a man dead in a field. At about 5pm on Tuesday the Sheriffs office received a 911 call from On-Star services saying there was an emergency in the area of 7033 Rt 77 in alabama. In the call the dispatcher could hear a car horn and the sound of 4 way blinkers but there was no response to questions. Deputies found a Ford f-150 in a field about 50 yards off the road. The truck appeared to have little to no damage and had one person, the driver, in it who was unresponsive. After attempting life saving measures the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 55 year old Mark Morlock of Cheektowaga. It is believed he had a medical episode while driving and managed to signal for help with his On-Star before veering off the road and passing away. Genesee County Sheriffs are investigating.
There is a Wind Advisory for Thursday for most of Western New York including Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. It starts at 9am Thursday and goes through 1am Friday. It is not expected to be as severe as Saturdays storm. 20-30 mile per hour southwest winds and gusts of up to 50 mile per hour are expected.
Former Governor Cuomo has been ordered to give the money he took for his book on New York’s COVID response back to the state. An ethics panel decided this based on Cuomo using government resources to produce the book. He owes 5.1 million dollars. An attorney for Cuomo immediately called the action unconstitutional and promised a fight.
44 year old Jon Magliocco of Batavia has plead guilty to rape and sexual abuse. Magliocco has prior sexual abuse convitions. He admitted to having sex without a persons consent in August of 2021 at a home on Mill Street. He was charged with 3rd degree Rape, 1st degree criminal sex act, and 3rd degree crinminal sexual abuse. He is facing up to 8 years in prison and is being held without bail.
For the first time since 2015, City of Batavia Firefighters Local 896 handed out warm jackets to children in the community as part of Operation Warm. This year, the program was backed by a generous $2,000 donation from Batavia Downs, along with $300 from the union and another $600 in community donations. There were 144 jackets handed out yesterday at Robert Morris.
The Buffalo Sabres have won a game for the first time since November 26th. The Sabres beat the Jets 4 to 2 Tuesday night at Canada Life Center in Winnipeg ending their 7 game losing streak. Rasmus Dahlin scored the first and 3rd goals and Andres Bjork and Jeff Skinner scored the other 2. The next game for the Sabres is in Minnesota taking on the Wild Thursday at 8pm.