Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 25, 2018
Former White House adviser to President Trump Steve Bannon visited Western New York in support of Republicans running for election including Congressman Chris Collins.
Bannon held a “Red Tide Rising” rally at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Company in Elma yesterday after the fire company reportedly received threats over the appearance.
Bannon expressed concerns that Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives and called this year’s midterm elections a proxy vote on President Trump.
The former Trump staff member also talked about the Democrat’s plan to move on impeachment proceedings if they manage to take over the chamber.
Police seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspected burglar at Chesley’s Auto in Batavia.
The alleged burglar walked through the parking lot of Miss Batavia and smashed out a window near the rear of the Chesley’s Monday night at approximately 7 pm before making off with items from the shop.
Officers did not provide further details on what was taken due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact the confidential tip line 345-6370.
New Pediatric practice opening next week in Batavia.
WNY Pediatric Endocrinology will be officially opening at the former offices of Dr. Lamb on Evans Street Monday.
Doctors Nadia Danilovich and Shannon Fournter are both certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Pediatric Endocrinology and will be treating issues concerning growth, short stature, abnormal weight gain and various other irregularities or concerns.
The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 4:30.
Bills plan on retiring Thurman Thomas’ number Monday night.
After Monday night’s ceremony, the number 34 will never again be worn by a member of the franchise.
Thomas spent his entire career in Buffalo and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
He’ll join Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as the only Bills to have their numbers retired.
Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots at New Era Field for Monday Night Football.
Genesee County Law Enforcement taking part in national Drug Take Back.
Genesee County law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity this Saturday, October 27th to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to either the Pembroke Town Hall on Rt. 5 and 77 in Pembroke, the rear parking lot of the Batavia Police Department on W. Main Street in Batavia or to the LeRoy Police Department on W. Main Street in LeRoy.
Leaf collection begins next week.
Citywide leaf collection starts Monday October 29th and will continue until November 30th.
Residents can rake leaves to the parkway, but do not place in the street.
If your street has a route number such as Route 5, 33, 63 or 98 then please keep leaves out of the roadway.