Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on July 9, 2018
Photo credit The Batavian
Fire destroys century old Stumblin’ Inn in Elba.
The Local landmark that was the Stumblin’ Inn is now just a memory for most residents.
A fully involved structure fire was reported at the South Main Street address in Elba yesterday morning right around 9 a.m.
Owner of the nearby Elba Diner, Doug Chappius was among the first to spot the fire…
Elba fire was dispatched along with Batavia’s Fast Team, Oakfield and Alabama Fire along with Tankers from Bethany, Stafford, Alexander and East Pembroke and Fire Police from Barre.
Elba Fire Chief Mike Heale was one of the first responders on scene
The Fire Chief added that they are investigating whether the blaze began inside or outside.
Chief Heale said they were fortunate to have good weather to fight the fire.
The flames were reportedly to under control shortly before 1 p.m. and the building had to be excavated yesterday afternoon in order for fire crews to douse the remaining hot spots.
The two residents who lived in the upper floors managed to escape before firefighters arrived and there were no injuries reported.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Byron resident busted for DWI after accident on Lyman Road.
34 year old Kelly DiMatteo of Byron Holley Road was taken into custody following investigation into a one car crash on Lyman Road last Wednesday night.
DiMatteo was arrested and charged with a Class E felony Count od DWI for having a previous conviction within 10 years along with counts for Refusing a breath test, failing to keep right and moving from a lane unsafely.
DiMatteo was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Senator Chuck Schumer wants New Yorkers to be careful when buying a used car.
Thousands of vehicles from areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year are now flooding the market. Schumer says they can be cleaned up for a low cost and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
He believes it’s up to the Federal Trade Commission to do more to help protect consumers, and expand mandated checks for flood-damaged vehicles.
The Muckdogs have split the first two-games of a three-game series with State College at Dwyer Stadium.
Despite a strong start on Saturday night the home team lost 7-4, however yesterday afternoon, the Muckdogs scorched the Spikes 8-3.
Batavia will attempt to capture the three-game series tonight.
Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Dwyer Stadium and you can hear the game as it happens live here on WBTA.