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Written by on January 10, 2018

Florida Law Enforcement searching for suspected killers of an Alexander native with an arsenal of stolen guns.
There are at least two murder suspects at-large who need to be caught quickly according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
The suspected killers made off with at as many as 31 guns from the Polk City residence of 68 year old William Reiss who was shot to death last Wednesday during the home invasion and robbery.
Investigators say the suspects also made their getaway in Reiss’ 2008 Dodge Ram 1500.
Sheriff Judd believes Reiss may have been targeted for his large collection of pistols and hunting rifles which he sold from his home
Reiss was a former Attica Prison Corrections Officer in the 1970’s and an Alexander native with a number of family members still in the area.
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman informed WBTA that investigators are following up on several promising leads.

The only remaining hold-out in the City Centre Mall dispute will have a chance to plead his case to an Erie County Supreme Court judge today.
Every member of the Mall Merchants Association with the exception of Dr. Marlin Salmon has signed off on the deal agreed to by the merchants association’s executive committee and the city of Batavia.
According to the terms of the deal the city will retain ownership of the mall concourse and be responsible for its maintenance and capital improvements.

The sudden temperature shift spurs a Flood Watch for the region.
The National Weather Service is issuing a Flood Watch for Counties including Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee to be in effect from Tomorrow morning to Late Friday night.
Forecasters say the warming airmass combined with rain and snowmelt will present the risk of ice jam flooding.
Rainfall during the watch will average a quarter to half an inch.
Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Erie County is looking at outlawing smoking while kids are in the car.
Yesterday a local lawmaker proposed banning smoking if there are children under the age of 16 in the car.
Many people agree with this, but some say this raises questions about personal liberties.
A first offense could cost 150-dollars.
It could be voted on before March.

A Jaguars player is accusing Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito of throwing racial slurs at him during the playoff game.
Jacksonville’s Yannick Ngakoue tweeted after this past weekend’s game that number 64 would have to come harder than some weak racist slurs.
“The Buffalo News” reported that Bills GM Brandon Beane said there was a misunderstanding about what Incognito said.
Ngakoue said he’s proud of his African heritage but didn’t say exactly what he believes he heard the Bills lineman say.


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