Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 20, 2018
An altercation on Center Street in Batavia leads to charges for three.
47 year old Raymond Cook and 28 year old Rae Cook both of Clinton Street Road in Bergen along with 33 year old Lyndsay Wilcox of Center Street were all arrested and charged with second degree Harassment following an incident last Thursday in the city.
Raymond Cook was accused of holding someone’s arms during the fight while Rae Cook was accused of striking someone in the face and head multiple times.
Wilcox allegedly struck someone as well in the scuffle and all three were released with appearance tickets for March 6th in Batavia City Court.
Couple accused of using coke and driving with their infant from Attica.
39 year old Joseph Marr of Attica and 29 year old Jenna Josephite of Batavia were both arrested by Genesee County Deputies following the alleged incident on Thursday.
Deputies say they used cocaine in front of their one year old baby before driving with the child from Attica to Batavia.
They were both charged with Endangering the welfare of a child.
Burglary in Batavia lands an Otis Street man in lock up.
Following a domestic dispute last week at an East Main Street address in the city officers arrested 28 year old Cody Eaton of Batavia.
He was charged with two counts each of Burglary, Criminal Contempt and Petit Larceny.
Eaton was arraigned in city court and committed without bail to the Genesee County Jail.
Super 8 worker arrested for phony record keeping.
40 year old Joseph Blatchley of Pratt Road in Batavia was arrested following investigation accusing him of removing and altering business records at the Super 8 Motel on Oak Street.
He was charged with Falsifying business records in the first degree and given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court this afternoon.
Tops Markets headquartered out of Western New York could be filing for bankruptcy.
On Saturday, “Bloomberg News” reported that Tops could file Chapter Eleven to stay in business.
The head of the union representing more than ten-thousand Tops workers says they’re working to deal with enormous debt.
It isn’t known if the chain will have to sell any stores.
As of now, the supermarkets will be open for business.
Forecasters are warning that unseasonably warm temperatures could cause ice jam flooding Upstate.
Highs are expected to reach into the 60’s in the region over the next couple of days.
Snow melting and rainfall could raise water levels, shifting ice jams and causing unexpected flooding.
The National Weather Service has a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for the entire Western New York Region reminding residents who live along rivers or streams to take extra precautions.