Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 11, 2018
Three Alabama men in custody accused of murdering an Alexander Native in Florida.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has reported the apprehension of three men accused of shooting and killing former Attica Prison guard and Alexander native William Reiss.
Last Wednesday Reiss was shot to death in his Polk City home in Florida.
All three men were from Mobile, Alabama according to authorities and they are all currently behind bars facing First Degree Murder charges.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said 18 year old Gerjuan Jackson, had met Bill Reiss previously and had actually purchase two handguns legally from him,
Judd said Jackson pulled a gun and shot Bill Reiss in the head four times after entering the home.
Sheriff Judd said Jackson and his two accomplices all confessed.
They are being held in Mobile awaiting extradition to Florida.
Rick Mancuso retiring as coach of Notre Dame Football.
After a 37 year long coaching career with Notre Dame High School football Rick Mancuso has announced his coaching retirement.
Mancuso coached 22 seasons and spent the other 15 as a key support staff member of the football program.
During his tenure as head coach, Mancuso led his teams to qualify for sectionals in 9 of his 13 seasons, winning Sectional Championships in 2006 and 2012.
His teams advanced to the title game on three other occasions winning three GR League championships.
Mancuso said he wants to spend more time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Troopers in Batavia are getting a new toy.
State Police headquartered out of Batavia are getting a drone this month, following Governor Cuomo’s announcement of the State Police Unmanned Aerial System program.
The drones can be used to better photograph crash sites and crime scenes and keep troopers out of dangerous situations.
14 more drones will be distributed throughout the state soon according to the Governor.
Winter Storm Watch following a Flood Watch in the area.
A Flood Watch is in effect for the area until late tomorrow night.
Possible flooding could occur with the rapid warming and rainfall, however the rain is expected to turn into snow going into the weekend.
A Winter Storm Watch issued for the entire GLOW region and several surrounding counties will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth of an inch are possible.
Forecasters say to begin needed preparations at home or with your vehicle.