Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 19, 2018
Tops Friendly Markets may be close to bottoming out.
Leading financial news organization Bloomberg is reporting Tops markets and Winn-Dixie are close to filing bankruptcy with an announcement expected as early as this month.
Tops operates the largest stand-alone grocery store in Batavia.
Newer grocery shopping options like Walmart, and Amazon are building competition for regional chains like Tops making it harder to compete in an already tough business.
The Williamsville based supermarket chain has around 170 stores across New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont.
It remains unclear what kind of impact filing bankruptcy would have on the supermarkets approximate 15,000 employees, or if any stores will be closed.
The company has made no official comment.
Batavia parents arrested for driving infant from Attica on drugs.
Following investigation into an alleged incident early Saturday Morning deputies arrested 29 year old Jenna Josephite of Main Street Road Batavia and 39 year old Joseph Marr of Nesbitt Road Attica.
The couple allegedly used cocaine in front of their one year old child then drove with the child while under the influence from Attica to Batavia.
Both were arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and issued appearance tickets for Batavia Town Court.
Josephite is scheduled for March 8th and Marr for March 13th.
Troop A takes in an Alden woman under Leandra’s Law.
47 year old Deanna Carhart was stopped by State Police for allegedly speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign on Crittenden Road in Alden.
Police allegedly found her driving with a 9 year old child in the vehicle while intoxicated.
Carhart was arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law and was released with an appearance ticket for Alden Court.
District Attorney says he’s done with deals for Sex Offender with second thoughts.
The drama continues with the case of convicted child molester Marlek Holmes.
In his last court appearance on Friday, Holmes tried to back out of a sentencing deal again.
That deal would dismiss remaining charges against him in return for a sentencing cap of 25 years.
After a half-hour of talks with his lawyer, Holmes decided to stick with the original offer.
D-A Lawrence Friedman said it’s possible Holmes could back out again but his deal will not get better.
Bills Safety Marries Social Media Star
An Instagram model has made an honest man out of Bills safety Jordan Poyer.
Poyer married Rachel Bush in Jamaica Saturday.
They met in 2015 through Twitter and have a daughter.
“The Buffalo News” reports that the bride wore a Bills garter.