Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 29, 2018
Craigslist scammer jailed on weapons charge.
It was the third arrest in less than three weeks for 23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Ave.
Tomlin and an alleged co-conspirator from Stafford were initially arrested and charged earlier this month with Conspiracy for setting up the fake craigslist ad for a pickup truck.
They were initially reported to have realistic BB guns in their possession however following investigation into the incident Tomlin was recently charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
He was allegedly in possession of a blunt force weapon with the intent to use it against a potential robbery victim.
Tomlin was also picked up on a warrant for Assault stemming from a domestic incident last November.
He was remanded to the Genesee County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
He is due back in City Court on February 15th.
Batavia Teen arrested for incident with a knife.
A 16 year old male in Batavia was arrested last week following an altercation in which they allegedly threatened another male with a knife.
The 16 year old was charged with Menacing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court.
Police have withheld the suspects name due to his age.
Winter returns to Wyoming County.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be going into effect this afternoon for Wyoming and several other Counties to the south.
The National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches making for slippery road conditions on tomorrow mornings commute.
The Advisory will be in effect from 4 this afternoon until tomorrow at 1 p.m.
As the flu continues to sicken New Yorkers throughout the state, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for federal help.
The Senate minority leader said yesterday a special CDC flu-surveillance team should be dispatched to the state.
New York hospitals have recorded a surge of influenza cases lately.
Schumer says the CDC team would help track individual strains, identify the most effective treatments, and map out a plan of attack.
A couple of star Bills players helped the AFC win the Pro Bowl.
Yesterday The AFC beat the NFC 24 to 23 in Orlando.
LeSean McCoy carried three times and scored one touchdown.
Left Guard Ritchie Incognito was active in 33 plays.
The broadcasters didn’t touch on his investigation for alleged racist comments.
“The Buffalo News” reports that all players on the AFC team earned $64,000 for the win.
County law enforcement cracking down on drunk driving over Super Bowl weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police will participate in the special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown runs from February 2nd through February 5th.