Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 15, 2018
Multiple Larcenies in Alexander land Batavians in lock up.
A pair of Batavia residents have landed behind bars after being arrested for numerous vehicle thefts in Alexander.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Village early morning Saturday after receiving report of a vehicle larceny.
Lawmen located two individuals walking north up Main Street and identified the pair as 33 year old Mitchell Merrill and 26 year old Haley Merrill both of East Main Street Batavia.
The two were allegedly in possession of numerous credit cards and other property reported stolen in other vehicle larcenies around the Village.
Both were taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Mitchell was jailed without bail and Haley is being held in lieu of 5-thousand dollars with both slated to appear tomorrow in Alexander Town Court.
Man found dead on the roof of the Albion Walmart.
A 50 year old Irondequoit man was found deceased on the roof of Walmart Friday afternoon according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.
911 Dispatchers managed to trace the man’s cell phone to the Super Walmart while working with Deputies and the Irondequoit Police after he then man had not returned to his home Thursday after work.
The man was apparently a contractor that had climbed onto the roof at about noon on Thursday to check for leaks according to investigators.
There is no evidence of foul play at this time and lawmen have yet to identify the victim.
Health officials say a serious respiratory virus is spreading across New York.
Nearly 40 children statewide have already been diagnosed with enterovirus EV-D68, including in the Western New York area.
General symptoms include runny nose, coughing, and achiness, with more serious symptoms including wheezing and difficulty breathing.
In rare instances, the virus can cause acute flaccid myelitis, a serious condition that causes weakness in the arms and legs or even paralysis.
New York Governor Cuomo is ordering the State Police and the FBI to investigate Friday night’s Upper East Side melee between the right wing group Proud Boys and left wing protesters.
Cuomo says the inspiration for violence comes from the White House.
Video shows Proud Boys members beating on the protesters after their founder Gavin McInnes spoke at the Metropolitan Club.
Three protesters were arrested enraging witnesses and some officials.
The NYPD says they’re searching for more persons of interest.
The Buffalo Bills are now 2-and-4 on the season after a disappointing 20-to-13 loss to the Houston Texans Sunday.
Buffalo’s offense failed to find a rhythm until the fourth quarter.
After starting quarterback Josh Allen left the game with an elbow injury, backup quarterback Nathan Peterman led the Bills to a go-ahead touchdown to make the score 13-to-10.
Houston tied the game with a field goal. Buffalo got the ball back with less than two minutes left in the game, but Peterman threw an interception which Houston returned for the game-winning touchdown.
Peterman hasn’t performed well in limited duty this season, but he could get more playing time next week.
After the game, Bills coach Sean McDermott said team doctors were still evaluating Josh Allen’s elbow injury.