Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 4, 2018
Man charged with homicide in death of a Kendall mother and son.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 39 year old David Wiley Jr in connection with the deaths of 38 year old Joan Gilman and her 14 year old son Richard.
Autopsies revealed the cause of death was found to be inhalation of products of combustion.
According to authorities Wiley lived next to the Gilman’s in a duplex and was the “care taker” for the owner of residence.
National Grid reportedly shut off the power which was a utility under Wiley’s name.
He then allegedly ran a generator in a closed garage directly beneath the bedroom of the victims for over 17 hours.
He’s charged with two felony counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide and two felony counts of Reckless Endangerment.
Wiley was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 bail and is scheduled to return to the Town of Kendall Court on May 7th.
Wind Advisory going into effect.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire GLOW region and several surrounding counties, which is in effect from 1 this afternoon to 11 this evening.
Westerly winds between 20 and 25 mph are expected with gusts reaching up to 55 mph.
Some gubernatorial campaigning in Batavia
The Presumptive Republican Gubernatorial candidate makes a stop in Batavia.
He is Marc Molinaro, the County Executive of Dutchess County.
He was escorted around by Batavia Republican Steve Hawley promoting the “Think Differently” campaign.
The two led a roundtable discussion at the Arc of Genesee Orleans on how businesses and organizations can better treat persons with developmental disabilities.
Volunteer of the Year Peggy Schreck
ARC of Genesee Orleans holds their annual awards dinner and a familiar name takes top board seat.
Director of Rainbow Preschool Shelly Kurdish presented Rainbow Preschool volunteer Peggy Schreck with the Volunteer of the Year award at the annual dinner of the ARC.
Our own Debrah Fischer, co-owner of WBTA, assumed the office of president of the board of directors for Arc.
The dinner was held at GCC’s new field house with more than 400 people attending.
President of the board of directors for Arc: Debrah Fischer
Budget passed for Richmond Memorial Library.
The 2018-19 Library budget was easily passed with 88 percent of approval from the 214 total votes tallied.
The budget increases spending by nearly $25,000.
Gregg McAllister was elected to a five-year term on the library’s Board of Trustees, filling a vacancy to be left by Jennifer Reardon at the expiration of her term next month.
The NFL is looking at what to do about former Bills President Russ Brandon.
He stepped down earlier this week after Kim Pegula informed him they were conducting an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees.
Pegula has taken over as president of the Bills, Sabres and Bandits, and the Rochester Americans.
The NFL said it’s going to announce in the coming days whether the league plans on taking further action against Brandon.