Morning News Briefing

Written by on January 12, 2018

Winter weather comes storming back to the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Genesee County going into effect later this afternoon lasting until tomorrow.
Forecasters predict that precipitation will transform from rain to freezing rain and eventually into heavy snow by this evening through Saturday.
The Warning covers the entire GLOW region and several surrounding Counties.
Total snow accumulations of 9 to 17 inches are expected in the persistent snow areas.

The winter weather would have been welcome for ice-skaters planning to attend the evening skate at DeWitt Park.
However, due to yesterday’s warm-up the county has announced that, tonight’s Kiwanis skate at DeWitt Park, has been cancelled.

City Centre Mall Settlement is settled for good by an Erie County Judge.
The lone holdout in the City Center mall dispute with the city has had the settlement forced upon him.
Dr. Marlin Salmon had refused to sign off on the deal to end the long legal battle with the city.
On Wednesday, an Erie County Supreme Court Judge ordered the settlement over the objection of Dr. Salmon.
The city will take over management of the City Centre concourse on April 1st

Bergen man busted for allegedly bringing drugs into jail.
30 year old Brian Resch of Buffalo Road in Bergen was arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband following a complaint of contraband in the Genesee County Jail.
While confined in the facility Resch was allegedly found in possession of Suboxone.
He was issued and appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on January 17th.

Tax Exemptions for Veterans approved by City School Board.
The Board of Education for Batavia City Schools approved two additional tax exemptions for veterans owning homes in the school district.
The Cold War and Eligible Funds exemptions were passed potentially benefitting 80 eligible veterans who live in the district.
The veterans’ exemptions will be in effect for the 2018-19 school year.

According to an independent investigation, the University of Rochester didn’t mishandle allegations of sexual misconduct.
The report released yesterday condemned Professor Florian Jaeger’s behavior but said in the eyes of the law, he did not commit sexual harassment.
The report’s findings suggest Jaeger didn’t violate university policy, the university isn’t liable for his behavior and some of the allegations against him were untrue.
Jaeger’s accusers say they plan to go forward with a federal lawsuit.

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