Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 27, 2017
District Attorney swearing in to final four year term this week.
Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman will be sworn in for his 6th four-year term This Thursday.
Friedman made the announcement yesterday that this next term will be his last.
County Clerk Michael Cianfrini will be administering the oath for Friedman on Thursday and for his wife Melissa Cianfrini who will also be taking the oath to serve as First Assistant District Attorney for Genesee County.
Friedman’s support helped establish the First Assistant District Attorney position that previously didn’t exist.
Lake Effect Snow and Winter Chills in Wyoming.
The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Wyoming and Cattaraugus Counties until 6 pm this evening.
4 to 8 inches of additional accumulation is predicted in the most persistent areas of steady lake effect snowfall.
Also beginning at 9 this evening there will be a Wind Chill Advisory going into effect lasting until tomorrow at noon.
Wind chills ranging from 0 to 10 below zero are predicted today with temperatures whipping at around 15 below tonight.
Morning and evening commutes may be hampered in the impacted areas.
The search for a new city manager is at the center of a secret session for Batavia City Council tonight.
There will be no public discussion when Council gathers for a special business meeting at 7 this evening.
Council has only one item on the agenda – a move to go into executive session.
The Council is responsible for selecting an interim city manager to fill in for the departing Jason Molino until his permanent replacement is found.
Arguably the most beloved Buffalo Television News Anchor has passed.
Irv Weinstein died yesterday afternoon in California following a battle with ALS.
The 87 year old former anchor of Channel 7’s “Eyewitness News” was iconic in Buffalo as part of the longest running, and most popular television news anchor team in broadcast history.
Funeral services for Irv Weinstein are expected to be held on Thursday.
In honor of Irv’s passing, WBBZ-TV will re-broadcast two half hour “Giants of Buffalo Broadcasting” specials Wednesday and Thursday evening at 8p.m.
The Batavia DPW says it will pick-up Christmas Trees during the month of January as weather permits.
Only real trees will be picked up.
Trees should be placed in the parkway near the cub and be clear of sidewalks.