Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on July 10, 2018
Albion teen is behind bars accused of attempting to murder his grandmother.
Orleans County Deputies have arrested 17 year old Brandon Foster of Albion on first degree felony counts of Attempted Murder, Burglary and Assault following an incident on Oak Orchard Road in Albion.
According to deputies, Foster broke into his grandmother’s house through a window Saturday night and tried to murder her.
Lawmen say he stabbed his grandmother while she slept then put her in a chokehold before stealing 23 dollars and her cell phone and fleeing the scene.
K-9 teams track the teen hiding behind the Albion Burger King where he was apprehended without incident.
The victim, Rachael Spearance was taken to Medina hospital then flown via Mercy Flight to ECMC where she is in stable condition.
Foster was jailed on $50,000 bail and is expected back in Albion Town court tomorrow morning.
Black Bear’s being spotted in Genesee County.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has reported a black bear sighting near Putnam and Francis Roads in Bethany just before 3 yesterday afternoon.
Over the weekend someone reported a young black bear wondering through a cornfield on Day Road in Alexander that was in close proximity the roadway.
Another bear was spotted in Attica last week.
Officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation say to never approach, surround, or corner a bear.
To never run from a bear and to use loud noise to scare away bears.
Orleans Emergency Management phone line outage fixed after going dark.
All emergency telephone lines were out of order yesterday afternoon in Orleans County along with all of the 9-1-1 and seven-digit administrative lines.
Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies say the outage has since been resolved and that all lines are restored however they did not provide a reason why the phone system was down.
They provided an additional number for emergencies at (585) 590-4171.
No meeting for Batavia’s Board of Education tonight.
The Batavia City Schools Board of Education have postponed their regular meeting for this evening moving it to next Tuesday night.
The will now meet July 17th in the District Administrative Conference Room at 6:30.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is heading to Yonkers later this morning for a rally on reproductive rights.
It comes a day after the governor signed an executive order that he says will allow women to choose and to get contraceptive care.
Cuomo is calling on the New York State Senate to pass legislation which aims to protect reproductive rights.
Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has said the bills would allow a woman to get an abortion late in the pregnancy, which he doesn’t support.
Muckdogs defeated by Spikes after splitting three game series.
The State College Spikes proved victorious over the Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium last night with a win 3 to zip.
The Muckdogs take a night off then head east to face the Connecticut Tigers before returning home this Saturday for a three game stretch against the Lowell Spinners.