Morning News Briefing

Written by on July 10, 2019

A larceny and arson suspect possibly in Wyoming County is being sought by State Police.
State Police have requested assistance in locating a suspect after investigating a collision following a pursuit in the town of Eagle in which the operator fled into a wooded area.
Troopers along with State DEC Police, and the Wyoming County Sheriff’s are searching for 31 year old Edward R. Bancroft, of County Road Angelica.
Bancroft is also the suspect in multiple vehicle larcenies under investigation occurring across Wyoming, Livingston, Steuben, and Allegany Counties, as well as an arson in Allegany County.
State Police are advising the public to keep their homes and vehicles locked, and to report any possible sightings of Bancroft to State Police in Batavia at 344-6200.

A campaign to convince David Bellavia to make another congressional run is cropping up.
Although the Medal of Honor recipient Bellavia has showed some hesitation in stepping back into the political ring, his former political consultant, Michael Caputo, thinks Bellavia could continue to best serve his country in the NY-27th Congressional District seat.
Caputo, along with the help of political leaders in all seven counties of the district, launched a “Draft Bellavia Campaign,” in order to encourage and convince Bellavia to run.
Caputo is hopeful Bellavia will make his decision by the end of October, or at least after the holidays.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Upgrades continue at the county owned airport after landing another federal grant.
Congressman Chris Collins has announced that the Genesee County Airport is receiving a near $150K grant to help fund the design of two new airport projects.
One would reconstruct the pavement of the west apron while the other would remove an old T-hangar that violates FAA design standards.

A Travel Advisory for road work in Town today.
State Route 5 between 665 E. Main St. and 5009 E. Main St. Rd will be reduced to one lane of traffic in the westbound direction to allow for the construction of a center pedestrian refuge island as part of the Ellicott Trial Project today thru August 7th.
After the construction of the island, a permanent two way left turn lane will be provided from 5022 E. Main Street up to the new island reducing westbound traffic to one lane.

A man is alive and recovering after going over Niagara Falls Tuesday morning.
It happened on the Canadian side as police were responding to a report of a man in crisis.
He climbed over a retaining wall and was swept over the falls, plunging nearly 200 feet.
Officers found the man sitting on a rock at the bottom.
He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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