Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 23, 2019
A house fire on Roosevelt Highway in Lyndonville has claimed the life an elderly female resident and her dog.
Fire crews started battling the fire just before 5 a.m. yesterday morning with report of a female occupant inside on the second floor.
According to Orleans County Undersheriff Christopher Bourke the woman was on the phone with 911 dispatchers who were trying to guide her downstairs and out of the home while fire crews were attempting to break through the fire to rescue her.
Firefighters could not reach the woman due to heavy smoke and flames inside the home.
Eventually firefighters smashed in doors and windows to get inside the home and upstairs to the woman.
80 year old resident Minnie Holt was pronounced deceased at the scene along with her dog that also perished in the blaze.
Investigation into the fire continues.
Investigation into stolen property lands a Batavia man in lock-up.
24 year old Ronald Murray was taken into custody by State Police out of Batavia on a Class A Misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property following investigation into an incident last July in The Town of Batavia.
Murrary is being held in the Genesee County Jail pending investigation into the incident.
The Buffalo Diocese says the number of priests accused of sexual abuse is growing.
The Buffalo News reports there are now 97 priests on the list, 19 of which have been added since last November.
Seventy-five priests were from the diocese while the remaining 22 were religious order priests who worked in the area.
A Diocese spokeswoman says names will continue to be added if allegations are made and then substantiated.
Bishop Richard Malone has been criticized for his handling of the scandal and there have been calls for him to step down.
Malone has said repeatedly he’s not planning to do that.
Pharmacies will now be required to inform patients about important recalls according to a new law signed by the Governor.
Cuomo has signed off on the legislation that centers around what are known as Class One recalls, which include drugs that could put people at risk of serious health complications or death.
Now, it’s up to pharmacies to tell people about the problem within three days of the recall being issued.
Those notifications can be made by either phone or mail.
The Buffalo Sabres are still red-hot, and they have Jack Eichel to thank.
He scored three-minutes into overtime as Buffalo beat the San Jose Sharks four-to-three at KeyBank Center last night.
Eichel also had a goal earlier in the contest, as did Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart.
The Sabres have won eight of their first ten games and sit atop the Atlantic Division.
Up next is a road game against the New York Rangers Thursday night.