Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on January 13, 2020
The high winds that whipped across the region yesterday morning are being blamed for the partial collapse of a 141 year old building in Attica.
A large section of masonry and brick of the rear wall of the Williams Opera House, on Exchange Street in Attica began to collapse causing the second floor in the rear of the building to collapse onto the first floor.
A vehicle was also damaged that was parked behind the Opera House.
The structural integrity of the building is compromised all though only a portion of the rear wall is damaged and the Wyoming Building Code Enforcement as well as the property owner plan to reinforce the structural integrity of the damaged wall and building.
Until the building can be made structurally safe, residents must stay out of the exclusion zone set up in the rear of the building.
Liberty Street woman arrested for Grand Larceny in the City.
30 year old Marissa Lehto was arrested following an investigation into a theft that allegedly occurred at the Tim Hortons on Main Street last February.
Lehto is accused of taking a wallet containing a credit card from a purse that did not belong to her while at the restaurant.
She was charged with a count of Grand Larceny and is expected back in Batavia City Court tomorrow.
Rochester resident picked up on a two year old warrant out of Alabama.
44 year old Michael Coleman was turned over by Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office after being arrested on an outstanding arrest and bench warrant out of the Town of Alabama.
Coleman was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Bail Jumping stemming from an incident on Judge Road in Alabama that allegedly occurred back in April of 2018.
Coleman was released on his own recognizance and is expected back in Alabama Town Court on Wednesday.
A crash in LeRoy leads to arrest for a village resident.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 67 year old John Macintyre of Linwood Road into custody late Saturday night following investigation into a property damage accident on Linwood Road.
Macintyre was accused of being intoxicated and was charged with DWI, speeding and failing to keep right.
He was issued appearance tickets for LeRoy Town Court on February 4th.
Several groups will be coming together in Albany today to call on lawmakers to pass legislation banning the sale of flavored tobacco products.
Organizations that support the Flavors Hook Kids NY campaign says statistics show 80 percent of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product.
They also say tobacco use costs the state ten billion dollars a year in health care expenses while taking the lives of 23-thousand New Yorkers.
The state previously tried to ban the sale of flavored vaping products, but it was stuck down by a State Supreme court judge.
A reminder to motorists that North Road is closed today through Wednesday between Route 19 and Conlon Rd to all traffic including emergency vehicles.
Crews will be installing a water transmission main across the roadway.