Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 16, 2018
K-Mart’s Lewiston Road location in Batavia has announced it is closing.
As part of the company’s latest Bankruptcy filing the store site was added to the list of 142 other Sears and Kmart locations slated for closure.
Kmart Stores have faced increasing financial trouble in recent years however the local Kmart seemed to avoid the inevitable closure, until the recent announcement.
President of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Tom Turnbull…
Just under 100 full and part-time workers are employed at the local store according to Chamber estimates.
K-Mart says a liquidation sale is expected to begin at the Batavia location in about two weeks.
Today’s announcement leaves only 700 Sears and Kmart stores in operation across the country.
The ATF is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of David Clyde Morgan.
He was pulled over for a traffic stop back in July when he threatened an officer with a gun and ran off.
Crews have searched the area where he was last seen, but haven’t found any clues on his whereabouts.
The ATF says anyone with information on this case can share tips either by calling their hotline or sending an email.
Batavia resident arrested for attacking an EMT.
45 year old Carlos Guevara of Highland Parkway in the city was arrested and charged with Attempted Assault in the third degree following an incident earlier this month at a Hutchins Street address.
Guevara was reportedly found lying on the sidewalk unresponsive when EMT’s were called to respond for medical assistance.
Guevara allegedly became combative and began attacking on the EMT’s who was rendering aid to him before being taken into custody.
He is expected to appear in Batavia City Court on October 23rd.
A number of projects pickup in the City this week.
Beginning today pavement markings will be installed for the New York State DOT on State highways in the Batavia area.
All motorist should expect delays along State Routes 5, 33, 63 and 98 in the City.
That project is expected to be completed within two weeks.
Road milling and paving operations will begin on Clinton Street between East Main Street and the City line starting Wednesday and continuing over the next week or two.
Lastly The City Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants today and tomorrow south of Main Street and east of Jackson Street from approximately 9 am to 3 pm.
The Buffalo Bills say rookie quarterback Josh Allen is week-to-week after suffering an elbow injury.
Allen was hurt Sunday during his team’s 20 to 13 loss to the Houston Texans.
Coach Sean McDermott wouldn’t say if Allen will be able to play this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.
It’s not clear if former starter Nathan Peterman or recently signed backup Derek Anderson would take over in Allen’s absence.