Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 4, 2018
Bye-Bye Bed Bath and Beyond in Batavia
The Bed Bath & Beyond in Batavia is closing according to store management.
The manager of the Towne Center location confirmed the upcoming closure however there was no official closing date given.
Market analysts say that over the past year the company’s stock has dropped 55 percent and in the last five years it has fell 74 percent overall.
According to financial experts the company cannot keep up with online competitors without continuing to close brick-and-mortar stores.
The store’s lease expired with mall owner COR Development, and either the decision was made to shut down the store once the current lease expired or more favorable terms could not be negotiated.
DWI Crackdown in LeRoy leads to arrest under Leandra’s Law.
LeRoy Police stopped 49 year old Matthew Arelline of Wolcott after he was reportedly seen failing to maintain his designated lane on Clay Street in the Village.
Following a subsequent investigation it was believed he was intoxicated and Arelline was taken into custody without incident.
He was also accused of driving with a child passenger in the vehicle.
Arelline was charged with a Felony count of Aggravated DWI with an underage Child passenger, Failure to use designated lane, Consumption/alcohol in a motor vehicle, and Refusal to take breathe test.
He was arraigned and remanded to the Genesee County Jail on $2,500 bail and is due back in LeRoy Village Court on September 14th.
Deputies make drunk driving arrest in Darien accident.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 48 year old Donald Summers Jr of Buffalo following investigation into a motor vehicle accident on Alleghany Road in Darien late last night.
Summers allegedly got into an accident while intoxicated and then fled on foot from the scene.
He is charged with DWI and was released with an appearance ticket for Darien Town Court on October 16th.
Muckdogs defeated by Doubledays in season ender.
Batavia baseball ended with a loss to the Auburn Doubledays in last night’s final day of the 2018 season.
The Muckdogs lost 8 to 5.
The Doubledays managed to earn a wildcard shot in the NYPL playoffs with the final victory.
The Buffalo Bills have named their starting quarterback for the upcoming season.
Coach Sean McDermott says Nathan Peterman will get the start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Peterman beat out rookie Josh Allen, who the Bills drafted in the first round this year.
In three preseason contests, Peterman threw for 432 yards and three touchdowns.
Kickoff for Sunday’s game is one p-m.