Morning News Briefing

Written by on July 3, 2018

Road Rage with a weapon lands a Liberty Street man behind bars.
A Liberty Street man was committed to County jail for Road Rage.
Following the incident last Friday on Main Street in the city, 19 year old Jacob Sponaugle of Batavia was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing.
Sponaugle apparently brandished a shotgun during the incident and pointed it at someone according to authorities.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500.

Stolen wallet sends a city man to County jail.
24 year old Joseph Burr of North Lyon Street in the city is accused of stealing someone’s wallet while they were involved in an argument on Lyon Street in Batavia last Friday.
Burr was arrested and charged with a number of counts including Grand Larceny, Robbery and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was ordered to be held on $2,000 bail in the County Jail.

Flags across New York are at half-staff in memory of a State Trooper.
Nicholas Clark lost his life early yesterday morning in Erwin, located near Corning.
The 29 year old Trooper was responding to a call of a suicidal person when he was shot and killed.
Police say 43 year old Steven Kiley, a school principal, murdered Clark before being found dead of a gunshot wound.
Clark is survived by his mother, father and brother.
Funeral arrangements haven’t been announced.

Another day of high temperatures and humidity across Western New York.
The Heat Advisory has been cancelled however forecasters still expect it to be in the mid-90s today with heat indices being near or above 100 degrees in some places.
Cooler temps aren’t expected to move in until later in the week.
Officials are still asking people to check on the elderly and children until the heat wave passes.

Added strain from air conditioning has National Grid asking people to cut their unnecessary electrical usage for the rest of the week.
Officials say their power grid is holding up adequately considering the extra demand.
One thing you can do to help out is using less of your hot water appliances like dishwashers and washing machines.
And if you have a pool, make sure your pump isn’t running all the time.

West Virginia evens the score with a win in the second of three game series against the Muckdogs.
The Black Bears beat Batavia 3 to 1 last night tying up the series.
The Muckdogs have another shot to take down West Virginia tonight at Dwyer Stadium beginning with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
Listen to all the Batavia baseball action right here on WBTA.

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