Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 26, 2017
Attica woman sentenced to prison for selling drugs from her home.
44 year old Kara Baker of Attica was sentenced to six years in state prison for admittedly selling drugs from her Lincoln Avenue home.
She appeared for sentencing last week on a conviction of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and was additionally sentenced to two years of post-release supervision.
Baker was arrested in September following a raid at her residence that turned up a quantity of cocaine and prescription drugs.
She admitted to selling the drugs from her home with a child present.
An Orleans County man jailed for forcibly raping an underage girl.
20 year old Quintion Wilson of Albion is facing four counts of First Degree rape for alleged incidents involving a girl under 15 years old.
According to police Wilson choked the female victim and held her against her will.
He is being held without bail in the Orleans County jail.
Christmas weekend car crashes reported in Genesee County.
69 year old Bruce Seelau of Genesee Street in Corfu was arrested and charged with DWI, Leaving the scene of a property damage accident and other traffic infractions following investigation into a single car accident on Saturday.
Seelau reportedly drove off of Lake Road in Pembroke around 2:30 in the morning with the car coming to rest on its side.
Neither Seelau nor the passenger were uninjured and denied medical attention.
He is scheduled to appear in Pembroke town court January 23rd.
Another crash occurred just before midnight on Sunday.
A car reportedly hit a tree on the Thruway near the eastbound Batavia exit.
Fortunately both the driver and passenger were uninjured in the crash.
The accident caused a minor backup for the few thruway travelers at the end of Christmas Eve.
The Buffalo Bills lost 37-16 to the Patriots but still have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time in 17 years.
There are two ways they can make it, both involve beating the Dolphins in the last game of the season.
If they win then the Ravens must lose to the Bengals.
Or a Titans loss to the Jaguars and a Chargers loss to the Raiders.
Western New York flu rates are up.
The newest numbers from the state health department show that regional flu cases have been rising since November.
The CDC says with people traveling and getting together with family over the holidays, flu season could peak next week.
The flu shot isn’t expected to be much help against this year’s extremely nasty flu strain.
It isn’t done snowing in Western New York.
Winter weather warnings will be in place until tomorrow, making travel difficult if not impossible.
Forecasters are calling for up to three feet of snow.
Wayne County, Wyoming County and parts of the Southern Tier are in the crosshairs.