Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 2, 2019
House Fire in LeRoy sparked by smoking in bed.
Officials say a house fire on Bernd Road in LeRoy appears to have started by a bedtime smoker.
Assistant LeRoy Fire Chief Craig Johnson was among the first on scene…
64 year old Elizabeth Reisdorf suffered burns to her hands, face and upper body and was initially taken to UMMC then transferred to Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester.
She is currently in ICU under guarded condition.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 10a.m. this morning.
The advisory covers Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee Counties.
Areas of dense fog will result in difficult travel this morning, including much of the Buffalo Metro.
Motorists should use caution and be prepared for greatly reduced visibility to less than a quarter mile at times.
Liberty Street man in lock up for conspiring to smuggle drugs into jail.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 20 year old Jacob Sponaugle of Batavia on counts of Conspiracy, Criminal Facilitation, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Introducing Dangerous Contraband into prison following investigation in the county jail.
Sponaugle was accused of conspiring with others to smuggle in contraband and was ultimately jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Rochester resident behind bars for driving on drugs and in possession.
25 year old Mark Caufield of Fisher Road Rochester was arrested following a traffic complaint and stop by deputies on Clinton Street Road in Batavia.
He was allegedly driving without a license while impaired by drugs and officers say he was also found with a criminal amount of pot, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Caufield was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, along with various drug charges and was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
He is expected back in Batavia Town Court on May 20th.
New York state is giving the green light to give measles vaccinations to children as young as six-months-old.
The state has seen a surge in measles cases so the health department is lowering the age requirements in affected areas.
Typically, children would get their vaccines around age one.
More than 700 cases of measles have been recorded in the U.S. so far this year, the highest number since 1994.
The Buffalo Bills have announced tailgating changes ahead of the upcoming season.
Fans that enter the area around New Era Field in either a limo or bus won’t be allowed to tailgate near their vehicle.
Now, they’ll be sent to a “Tailgate Village” instead.
Both the team and police say the change will improve the safety for all fans.
The new policy also requires fans to buy their parking permits for the bus and limo lot in advance.