Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 14, 2018
Boating accident in Alden leaves two dead.
Two men are dead following a tragic fishing accident in Alden.
62 year old Paul Nowak of Akron, and 71 year old Russell Bolognese of Amherst were fishing with a group of friends in a personally owned rowboat on the privately owned North Millgrove Lake off of Billo Road in the town of Alden yesterday.
Troopers out of Clarence were called to the scene after the rowboat unexpectedly overturned and Nowak called out for help.
Friends managed to locate Nowak and return him to shore to administer life saving measures while others continued to look for Bolognese.
As Troopers arrived they entered the water and eventually located Bolognese returning him to shore.
Both men were unresponsive to medical treatment and were declared deceased at the scene.
The victims were reportedly not wearing life jackets during the incident.
The exact cause of death is pending results of an autopsy and investigation into the incident continues.
An unconventional landing at the county airport ends without injury.
According to County Highway Superintendent Tim Hens A Navajo twin-engine airplane successfully set down at the Genesee County Airport yesterday afternoon without its wheels and deployed.
Hens said the plane was forced to land on its belly after its landing gear would not deploy.
The plane was removed from the runway and all the occupants walked away unscathed.
Governor Cuomo is a step closer to his third term in office.
He was the clear winner over actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in yesterday’s Democratic primary.
The governor will face Republican nominee Marc Molinaro in November.
Joining Governor Cuomo on the November ballot will be Batavia native Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
The former Western New York congresswoman managed to defeat New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams in the democratic primary.
The race for the next state attorney general could be a historic one as Letitia James could soon become the first African-American woman elected to statewide office.
The New York City public advocate held off challengers and had the endorsement of the state Democratic Party and Governor Cuomo.
She’ll face Republican Keith Wofford in November.
An Alabama man is behind bars following a domestic incident.
Deputies were called to a Bloomingdale Road residence in Alabama for a disturbance reported late Tuesday night.
Following an investigation into the domestic incident they took 44 year old Ryan Norton into custody for Harassment and Criminal Mischief.
Norton was ordered to be held in the County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail and is expected to appear on October 4th in Alabama Town Court.
Batavia City Schools have cashed in on a state grant of over $1.9 million.
It’s part of Smart School Investment Plan. Batavia Schools intend to use the cash to update security systems.
LeRoy Schools received about $250,000 in funding, Pavilion gets approximatly $350,000.