Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 6, 2018
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Northern Erie and Genesee counties according to The National Weather Service.
The Advisory is expected to last until 7 o’clock tonight with forecasters calling for up to 7 inches of total snow accumulations in the most persistent snowfall.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph may also produce areas of blowing snow.
A separate advisory issued for counties to the South including Wyoming County is predicting up to 9 inches and will be in effect until Friday morning.
Forecasters say drivers should plan on slippery road conditions for this morning’s commute.
Rochester resident accused of driving to Perry court date of drugs.
21 year old Nathan Arieno was scheduled to appear in Perry Village Court on Tuesday for pending drug charges stemming from an arrest in May of this year.
Arieno made it to his court appearance however Perry Police thought he also appeared to be under the influence of some sort of drug and he was subsequently arrested and sent for evaluation by a drug recognition expert.
Arieno was ultimately charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and was committed to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A chimney fire quickly quelled by fire crews in Batavia.
East Pembroke and Town of Batavia firefighters were called to 2913 Lear Road, Batavia shortly before 5 o’clock yesterday evening for report of flames shooting from the roof of a house.
Corfu Fire Department was called to provide mutual aid and East Pembroke fire was called for all available manpower to the scene.
After around 30 minutes on the scene fire crews reported that it was a chimney fire that did not involve the structure and was snuffed out.
Applicants for construction of a new jail facility being considered.
The eight member committee tasked with selecting an architectural firm to design and oversee construction of new Genesee County Jail has narrowed their search to two firms.
Assistant County Manager Matt Landers said the committee has sent the two remaining firms vying for the job additional questions and a request for reference checks because the firms are so competitive.
The firm selected will be responsible for designing the jail and helping with the site selection process along with hiring a construction manager.
The committee is expected to make a recommendation to the County Legislature by the end of July.
The estimated cost of a new facility is between $35 million and $52 million.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
The Diocese of Buffalo is reportedly willing to pay a woman 400-thousand dollars to settle a sexual abuse claim against a priest.
The Buffalo News reports the victim was abused back in the 1980s while she was a teenager.
The offer is the largest one made by church officials since they decided to start compensating victims of abuse.
The woman has 60 days to decide if she’ll take the money.
If she does, she won’t be allowed to sue the diocese.
Some of football’s biggest stars will be led by a Buffalo Bills legend next month.
Jim Kelly has been named one of four Pro Bowl Legends captains for the game in Orlando.
Kelly was selected to play in the NFL’s All-Star contest five times during his career.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.