Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 21, 2018
Local man shares decade old knife attack by accused Central Ave Murderer.
One man is dead and three people are facing charges following a violent brawl on the city streets of Batavia.
41 year old Terry Toote of West Main Street died at UMMC after being stabbed in the chest after a brawl on Central Ave Thursday night.
30 year old Nathaniel Wilson of Chestnut Street has been accused of murdering Toote.
Wilson was shot in the leg following the scrap.
17 year old Samuel Blackshear was charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Wilson and 48 year old Jennifer Urvizu-Hanlon is accused of supplying the weapon to the teenager.
Both have been jailed without bail.
It’s not the first time Wilson has been arrested for attacking someone with a knife.
Louis Kingsbury said Wilson nearly stabbed him in the back 12 years ago after a scuffle behind Biggie’s Sandwich Shop on East Main Street…
Wilson eventually accepted a plea deal in the matter and was ultimately sent to prison for several years.
He was also sentenced to state prison in 2016 for criminal possession of a weapon.
Police have said violence in the area of Central Ave has been an ongoing issue that has led to increased surveillance and street lighting.
Police are still investigating the violence to see what led to the bad blood.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Sex Offender behind bars for failing to register.
42 year old Matthew Cratsley of Buell Street Batavia was arrested and charged with Failure to report change of address and to complete a verification form required by Sex Offenders in New York State.
Cratsley allegedly moved without notifying the sex offender registry and failed to complete an annual verification form.
He was ordered to be held in the Genesee County Jail without bail.
A famous mustachioed man made his way through Medina over the weekend.
Famous TV personality Geraldo Rivera docked at the Medina port with his production crew on Friday as part of his canal journey from New York to Cleveland.
Members of the Medina Waterfront Committee lured in the FOX news star with a giant sign saying Hey Geraldo STOP HERE Historic Medina.
Local business owners then ushered him to the newly established Fitzgibbons Celtic Pub on Main Street where he apparently taped a segment for the Sean Hannity show that aired later that night.
Congressman Chris Collins is pushing for a solution for Dreamers.
Collins signed onto a petition with about 20 other Republicans to try to force a vote on immigration reform.
If five more House Republicans join with Democrats to sign what’s known as a discharge petition, it will force the issue to the floor despite the House leadership.
Collins is following up on a vow that he made to help undocumented immigrants brought here as children.