Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 27, 2018
Fatal boating accident at Point Breeze.
Two men were recovered from Lake Ontario after heading out onto the choppy waters off of Point Breeze in Carlton this weekend with only one returning alive.
According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s office the two fishermen in their 60’s were in the water for approximately three hours after their boat took on water in the 5-7 foot waves and capsized off the coast of Lake Ontario Saturday.
Their boat was about nine miles from shore near Point Breeze.
The Sheriff’s Office identified 66 year old Carl Hazel of Albion as the deceased and the second fisherman has yet to be named.
One of the fishermen caught the attention of a Canadian freighter according to authorities and two fisherman from Ohio then recovered the surviving fisherman while the freighter dispatched a smaller boat to recover Hazel.
Both men were reported to be wearing life jackets and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Darien Lake Rap Concert nets 15 for Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Friday’s nights G-Eazy concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ended in arrest for 15 people including two Batavia residents.
19 year old Terrance Falk of Watson Street in Batavia was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Harassment and Resisting arrest after he was accused of causing a disturbance then head-butting a Live Nation employee in the face and fighting with lawmen while he was being taken into custody.
Falk was remanded in lieu of bail to the Genesee County Jail.
18 year old Michaela Bohn of Clinton Street Road in Batavia was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance after she was allegedly found with a quantity of cocaine and heroin.
Bohn was released with an appearance ticket and in total four people were jailed in lieu of bail.
Muckdogs wins two in a row at home, while honoring a Batavia Baseball broadcaster.
Legendary local sports broadcaster Wayne Fuller was honored before Saturday night’s game against Williamsport.
Fuller was inducted into the NYPL Hall of Fame last week and a plaque will be placed in the press box named after him at Dwyer Stadium.
The Muckdogs beat Williamsport 4 to 2 on Saturday night and went on to defeat State College in last night’s game with a final score of 3 o 2.
They continue their three game series tonight at Dwyer Stadium beginning at 7:05 p.m.
Listen to the game live with the Voice of the Muckdogs Andy Helwig here on WBTA.
Over 4,000 people jammed the stands and the apron at the Batavia Downs to watch the 14th annual “Dachshund Dash” Sunday afternoon,
The Wiener Dog races were the centerpiece of Batavia Downs Family Fun Day presentation.
80 dogs competed with the final race ending in a photo finish as “Louie” nosed out “Jasper” with “Dexter Tyberius” finishing a close third in the championship heat.
Track Announcer Joe Zambito’s call of the championship race won by “Louie”
Louie is owned by Bruce Hummel of Pittsford, New York and quickly became a fan favorite.
All contestants received doggie bags courtesy of Genesee Feeds of Batavia and the top ‘wiener’s’ total prize package was valued at $200.