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Written by on June 1, 2018

Brother of an overdose victim in Oakfield faces felony in her death.
A Niagara County man is being held responsible in the overdose death of his sister.
34 year old Christyna Wells of Oakfield died of a drug overdose from unnamed substances on November 10th of last year.
She was apparently in Niagara Falls with her brother, 29 year old Daniel Wells of Royalton when it occurred.
According to investigators, instead of requesting immediate medical assistance for his sister, Wells drove with her for nearly an hour to a Ridge Road address in Royalton before calling for help.
He has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and remains jailed without bail in Niagara County on unrelated charges.

The Muckdogs make their way back on the air.
WBTA will be the frequency for what’s on the ballfield in Batavia this season as the Muckdogs return to the radio waves.
The entire season of Muckdogs home games beginning with the home-opener on June 18th can be heard here on WBTA AM and FM.
The announcement was made official yesterday.
Andy Helwig the new “Voice of the Muckdogs,” will be commentating all 76 games scheduled for the Batavia ball-club this season.
Away game coverage for the Muckdogs can be found with the TuneIn radio app.

Altercation in Byron leads to charges for a Terry Street resident.
26 year old Nathan Arnold was accused of choking another individual during an altercation on Wednesday night.
Following investigation into an incident, Arnold was arrested and charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.
He was released on his own recognizance with an appearance scheduled for June 4th in Byron Town Court.

New York is still considering passing a bill to allow sports betting this year.
The United States Supreme Court recently struck down a federal ban on sports gambling, leaving it to the states to decide.
This legislative session closes in a few weeks and Governor Cuomo says there isn’t enough time this year to address this.
Some state lawmakers are dismissing that and continue pushing gaming bills.
Batavia Downs has been in discussions with state legislators to secure their spot at the forefront of the new opportunity if and when sports betting is allowed in the state.

The Bills are letting veteran center Eric Wood go.
In January the lineman announced that he had suffered a career ending neck injury and planned on retiring.
Yesterday it was reported that the Bills had reached an injury settlement with Wood and were releasing him.
This would mean a roughly ten-million dollar hit to Buffalo’s salary cap this coming season.

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