Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 2, 2018
Perry Police arrest alleged hit and run driver under Leandra’s Law.
Perry Police were alerted to a report of a hit and run accident at the Castile Cider Mill leading to the arrest of a Perry resident accused of driving drunk with a child.
The incident was reported at around 8 o’clock Wednesday night and officers located the suspected vehicle on South Main Street where the driver was identified as 32 year old Zachary Blackmon.
Blackmon was accused of hitting another vehicle and driving off while intoxicated, all while accompanied by a child in the vehicle.
He recorded a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit and was taken into custody for felony counts of DWI, Aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law, along with driving without an interlock device and with an open container of alcohol.
He was ordered to be held on $4,000 bail in the Wyoming County Jail.
Blackmon is slated to appear on Dec. 4th back in Perry Village Court.
Positive report from the ever growing Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
The year has been filled with ribbon cuttings, grand openings and increased membership for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber membership increased by nine percent over the past year according to a report from Chamber President Tom Turnbull yesterday morning.
Turnbull credits the new visitor center on Park Road for the recent rise in tourism locally.
Behind agriculture tourism is one of the county’s top industries.
10 tour buses stop in Batavia everyday according to Turnbull.
Troopers report arrest of an Orleans County woman on felony counts of fraud.
32 year old Kristin Huntington of Lyndonville was arrested by State Police out of Albion following investigation into an alleged incident of welfare fraud.
She is facing three class E Felonies for Welfare Fraud and Offering a False Instrument for Filing.
Huntington was given an appearance ticket and released.
A couple of small time crimes reported by City Police.
Police arrested 22 year old Breanna Toal of Dellinger Avenue after she was accused of stealing from her employer while working at the 7-Eleven store on East Main Street.
She was charged with Petit Larceny and Falsifying Business Records.
47 year old Aaron Klein of Batavia was arrested for Petit Larceny.
According to police Klein stole property from a Monclair Avenue home.
Klein who has no permanent home address listed is already taking up residence in the county jail on an unrelated charge.
Environmental clean-up of a State Superfund site in Pavilion is about to begin.
The project will address contamination on a 3-acre site once used as a manufactured gas plant in the mid 1920 through the 30’s.
Work at the Ellicott Street Road site is expected to begin next month at a cost of 1.4-million dollars paid for the State Environmental Superfund.
A new poll shows the race for the 27th Congressional District will go down to the wire.
According to the News10NBC/Dixie Strategies survey, incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins leads Democratic challenger Nate McMurray by seven points.
But, nearly 17 percent of people surveyed said they’ll either vote for a third candidate or are still undecided.
Collins won his previous two races by an average of 40 percent.
The Buffalo Bills are hoping to get back on the winning track this weekend.
The team is taking on the Chicago Bears at New Era Field.
Buffalo will be led by quarterback Nathan Peterman.
He’s back on the field following injuries to Derek Anderson and Josh Allen.
Kickoff is set for one o’clock Sunday afternoon.