Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 5, 2018
Deep freeze hits the area causing a number of closures.
According to the National Weather Service a Wind Chill Warning will be in effect for the entire GLOW region until early Sunday morning.
Forecasters say dangerously cold wind chills will range from 20 to 30 degrees below zero.
Frost bite can set-in in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin in Wind chills this cold.
All public Schools in Genesee and Orleans Counties along with a number of organizations preemptively decided to close due to the dangerous wind chills that were predicted.
County Legislature welcomes three new members to their seats.
The three newest members of the Genesee County Legislature Gary Maha, Gordon Dibble, and John Hilchey, took their oaths of office Wednesday night at the Old Courthouse building in Batavia along with the rest of the Legislature, prior to the their first organization meeting for the year.
Robert Bausch was selected to lead as Chairman of the County Legislature.
Bausch represents Elba, Byron, and Bergen.
Batavia Police locate a wanted drug dealer off of a citizen tip.
38 year old Charles “Gusto” Williams was apprehended by Batavia Police with help from the community assisting in his location.
Williams was wanted on two warrants for failing to appear for sentencing and for criminal contempt.
A citizen tipped off police to Williams whereabouts at a Ross Street address in the city.
Police came out in full force Wednesday afternoon and took Williams into custody without incident.
The suspects in the recent horrific quadruple killing in Troy are still behind bars, but prosecutors may be dealing with some issues with that.
The preliminary hearing was delayed as the grand jury hasn’t handed up an indictment yet.
“The Times Union” reports that Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove hit James White with another murder charge to keep him behind bars yesterday and is holding Justin Mann on a parole violation.
The paper says sources tell it that the grand jury may have issues with the police interrogation.
Bills star running back LeSean McCoy is doing everything he can to be able to play in Sunday’s playoff game.
McCoy sprained his ankle this past weekend against the Dolphins and head coach Sean McDermott said it will be a game-time decision whether he’s in the game.
“The D and C” says that if he can’t play, the pressure would likely be on Marcus Murphy to carry the load.
Kickoff is at one o’clock Sunday in Jacksonville and the game airs on CBS.