Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 30, 2018
Muckdogs management says the team should return next season.
According to management, professional baseball will most likely return to Batavia next year.
Muckdogs General Manager David Chase said last night as the team heads into its final week of the regular season that he’s pretty confident the team will be back for another in 2019.
He gave it a 90 to 95 percent chance and said he’s getting good signals from league officials.
Speaking with our news partner at The Batavian Chase said a number of things are heading in the right direction, which allowed the team to stay…
Chase said the growing support from the business community has also been a step in the right direction.
Chase promised to improve on-field playing conditions and in-stands fan experience when he was hired by the NYPL early this year.
He thinks both goals were achieved.
Three arrested for allegedly stealing scrap metal from an address in Darien.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 21 year olds Nicolas and Jacob Frayne both of Two Rod Road in Alden along with Dalton Offhaus also 21 of Brookville Road Alexander for allegedly stealing scrap metal.
The trio is accused of unlawfully entering an address located on Sumner Road in Darien in July and August and stealing property.
The trio was charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Trespass and all three were released with appearance tickets for Darien Town Court on September 18th.
Two illegal immigrants busted with meth and heroin in Warsaw.
State Police in Warsaw stopped 47 year old Juan Humberto Martinez-Vega, and 26 year old and Giovani Ramirez-Soto, both citizens of Mexico, on Route 20A in Warsaw.
Martinez-Vega was driving with Alabama plates and allegedly gave the trooper an expired Georgia identification card.
A K9 unit responded recovering 1,200 grams of suspected heroin, and around 421 grams of suspected methamphetamine hidden behind the front dashboard.
It was also determined that the two were in the United States illegally.
Both were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, methamphetamine.
Ramirez-Soto is being detained and Martinez-Vega slated to appear in federal court on today.
The charge carries a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.
City Paving picks up today.
Tracy Avenue between Washington Avenue and North Street in Batavia will be closed to all through traffic today for paving operations.
The closure is expected between 7 AM and 5 PM and all motorists are encouraged to seek alternative routes while the closure is in place.
Residents within the area should plan on parking on adjacent streets until the street is reopened.
This work is weather dependent and subject to be rescheduled sometime after Labor Day if it rains.