Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on July 2, 2019
Vehicle thefts continue in LeRoy according to police.
Village residents are being reminded by LeRoy Police to keep their vehicles locked especially when parked overnight.
According to police report of thefts from unlocked cars have continued to roll in over the past two weeks and now the thefts have escalated into at least two reportedly stolen vehicles.
Both vehicles have since been recovered.
The most recent thefts have occurred over the weekend from the Madison and Hilltop Avenue area.
Funds flow in for renovations at the ARC’s former production facility.
Yesterday the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County Inc. presented a check for $10,000 to help fund the estimated $150,000 cost of remodeling a portion of the ARC of Genesee Orleans former production facility.
Shelley Falitco works as the Public Relations for the ARC…
The remodeled facility will become the “GO TO Hub,” a place for community prevocational and day habilitation services.
Falitico said they have raised around $60,000 towards the project.
A Western New York native is officially the head of the state Republican Party.
Nick Langworthy was elected yesterday to replace Ed Cox. Cox announced earlier this year he’s leaving the position to work on President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
Langworthy says he’s focused on improving enrollment numbers for the party and winning back the state Senate in 2020.
Right now, there are no Republicans in control of any statewide office.
Troopers to take part in a statewide crack down during the July 4th holiday.
Drivers can expect to see increased patrols to crack down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.
State troopers say motorists can expect to see sobriety checkpoints set up until Friday July 5th.
Last year, police issued more than 10,500 tickets to impaired, distracted and reckless motorists during the July 4th holiday weekend.
Tracy Avenue in Batavia will be closed to all through traffic for storm sewer repair from 7AM to 3PM today.
The work will be performed between North and Hart Street.
All motorists that regularly use this road are asked to seek alternative routes during the operation.
Residents within the area of the closure should anticipate delays.
This work is weather dependent and subject to rescheduling if it rains.