Morning News Briefing

Written by on November 1, 2018

A flood watch will be in effect today across Western New York.
The National Weather Service has issued the flood watch for much of the GLOW region including Genesee County through Friday afternoon.
Forecasters say they’re expecting heavy rain to soak the region from this evening until tomorrow morning.
Some spots could see up to two inches of precipitation before the weather system moves out.
People who live in typically flood prone areas are being asked to take the necessary precautions.

Batavia man arrested for Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36 year old David Somerton of Kelsey Road Batavia following an investigation into an incident on October 13th.
Somerton is facing five felony counts of the charge and has additional charges pending in the case.
He was arraigned yesterday in Batavia Town Court.
The investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was assisted by the FBI Buffalo field office.

Suspect found dead in homicide and attempted murder case out of Monroe County.
Investigation began yesterday as police were called to a home on Collingsworth Drive in Penfield responding to a check of welfare complaint.
Officers were looking for Wendy Ford who reportedly hadn’t shown up for work.
Inside the residence they found her beaten to death.
Investigators were led to a Leibeck Road address in Riga where they found 75 year old Florence Ford severely injured.
The prime suspect, 52 year old Arnold Ford was identified as Wendy’s husband and Florence’s son and was found dead a short time later in Pennsylvania.

Don’t expect to see a debate between candidates running for the 27th Congressional District seat.
A spokesman for incumbent Republican Chris Collins said yesterday he won’t go head to head with Democratic challenger Nate McMurray before Election Day.
The race wasn’t originally expected to be close, but that’s changed following Collins’ arrest on federal charges.
Recent polls show Collins with a small lead as he seeks another term in office.

Candidates for New York governor will be holding a debate tonight.
But, the state’s current top executive won’t be among them.
Governor Cuomo will not be at the event being put on at the College of Saint Rose.
His campaign said in a statement he’ll be spending the time talking directly with voters and trying to build support for fellow Democrats.
Republican Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Libertarian nominee Larry Sharpe and Independent Stephanie Miner will be in attendance.

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