Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 2, 2018
Investigation continues into accidental shooting involving a three year old in Wyoming County.
A three year old boy from Wyoming County is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The call came in to Wyoming County Dispatchers Saturday night just before 8 p.m. reporting that a 3 year old boy that had been shot through the chest/shoulder area with a .45 caliber handgun in a home on Tooley Road in the Town of Bennington.
Over the phone the dispatcher provided the mother with emergency medical instructions to treat the injury before EMS arrived.
The child was soon transported via Ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Buffalo arriving around 9 p.m. where the child then underwent a successful surgery.
According to investigators the shooting was deemed accidental and the child came in contact with the loaded handgun in the living room.
The handgun is registered to the father.
The investigation remains on-going and it’s unclear whether criminal charges will be pursued.
Vine Street man jailed for alleged drug dealing.
Following investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force into the sale of cocaine in and around Batavia officers arrested 29 year old Benito Gay of Vine Street in the city.
Gay who is also known as “Red” was charged with four class B felony counts for Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
He was taken into custody after being stopped in Town last week on separate charges of DUI by Drugs, Pot Possession and Unlicensed Operation.
Gay was ordered to be held without bail in the Genesee County Jail.
The surviving convict who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora may have been transferred to Attica for revealing another escape plan.
“The New York Times” reports that David Sweat told it that he revealed a plan to escape from a prison near Syracuse for special treatment.
The notorious convict said hours after he laid out his elaborate plan, he was shipped to Attica with no extra privileges.
The “Times” said a corrections official told it that Sweat’s claims were without merit, but it still moved him out of an abundance of caution.
A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the region today.
The National Weather Service has issued the advisory including Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties to be in effect from 8 this morning until 7 tonight.
Winds are expected to be gusting as high as 45 mph and will cause areas of significant blowing and drifting snow.
Forecasters say to plan on possible of poor visibility and slick roadways to create difficult travel conditions at times.
CBS will air the Bills-Jaguars playoff game.
The Bills’ first playoff game in nearly two decades kicks off Sunday afternoon at one o’clock in Jacksonville.
Yesterday CBS announced that Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson are scheduled to announce the game.
The Bills may be more than seven-point underdogs, but they’re in the game.