Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 3, 2018
Growth in the Genesee County Fair leading to expansion and setting a new standard for the state.
After seeing continued growth in this year’s fair organizers from Genesee County are making plans to add 2 more days to the event.
They are looking to add another day to the beginning of the week long fair and an additional day at the end giving families two more days to spend at the fairgrounds.
The final tally of attendees was at 35,000 for this year’s county fair.
Officials from across the state were so impressed with the numbers that the annual conference of the state’s fair managers will be at Batavia Downs this weekend.
They anticipate 60 to 75 people will be attending the meeting.
Darien man is facing serious prison time after being picked up on child porn charges.
29 year old Alexander Seegar of Darien Center is currently behind bars after being arrested by Federal Agents on a count of receipt and possession of child pornography.
Seegar has been accused of posing as a teenage boy asking young girls to send him sexually explicit pictures.
Agents said Seegar was communicating inappropriately with 10 to 12 year old girls from a school in Niagara County.
If convicted Seegar could spend 5 to 20 years in prison and be ordered to pay a quarter million dollar fine.
He is currently being held pending a detention hearing slated for Friday.
The Livingston County Health Department says a resident has been infected with the West Nile Virus.
Officials aren’t releasing any specific information about that person, like where or when they were bitten.
West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes, and symptoms include headaches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes.
Health officials encourage anyone experiencing symptoms to call your doctor immediately.
Assemblymen Hawley receives high rating from taxpayer watchdog group.
The small business group and taxpayer watchdog Unshackle Upstate have listed Assemblymen Steve Hawley as one of only two members of the entire assembly to receive a 100 percent score based on a number of key legislative votes and sponsorship of bills during this year’s session.
Hawley said he was honored to be named the state’s top assembly member when it comes to protecting taxpayer money, supporting small businesses and championing initiatives to grow the economy and create jobs.
A Sweet Grand Opening is upcoming in Elba.
The Grand Opening of the Sweet Life Country Store & Oliver’s Candy Factory in Elba is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19th and 20th.
The 80 year old candy making company tripled its confectionery manufacturing capacity over the summer by moving its entire kitchen operation to the Elba facility located at 100 S. Main Street.
There will be tours, vendors, live music, giveaways and more.
The City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the area north of Main Street and east of Bank Street today and tomorrow from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Homes and businesses in the area may experience temporary discoloration of water.
If your water is discolored remember to run cold water for about five minutes or until clear.