Morning News Briefing

Written by on January 20, 2020

A vehicle parked outside a business on Lake Street in LeRoy is the reported source that sparked a structure fire at local business in LeRoy yesterday morning.
According to Leroy Fire Chief Tom Wood fire traveled from the pickup truck parked outside to the Weldon Service and Repair building which was closed for the day.
Fire crews were able to quickly contain the fire, keeping damage to the inside of the structure to a minimum.
Strong wind played a factor in the fire according to officials and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
For more on the story check the video and news article by our news partner The Batavian.

A crash in the city leads to DWI for a Batavia woman.
Batavia Police report the arrest of 39 year old Cristal Nesbitt of Vine Street following investigation into a crash outside of a Chase Park address in which she was allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Nesbitt was charged with DWI, and Failure to keep right.
She is expected to appear in Batavia City Court on January 29th.

Six-term Erie County Legislator Ed Rath officially announced his candidacy for the New York State Senate in Batavia Friday afternoon.
Rath addressed a crowd of supporters inside the Harvester Center…

First elected to the Erie County Legislature in 2007, Rath is running to represent the Senate’s 61st District, which includes all of Genesee County, and portions of Erie and Monroe Counties.
He is running to replace Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, who recently announced that he will not seek re-election.
For more on the story check the video and news article by our news partner The Batavian.

Ed Fauth named Corfu’s Firefighter of the Year.
At the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department’s annual dinner on Friday night, Ed Fauth, who has served actively for 65 years, was named Firefighter of the year.
Lori Stiles was named Service Person of the Year for her help behind the scenes with barbecues, fund drives, fishing raffles, and organizing the annual family picnic.

It looks like any changes to the state’s controversial bail reform legislation may not be happening for a few months.
As of January 1st, pretrial detention and cash bail was eliminated for a large number of non-violent felony and misdemeanor cases.
Lawmakers believe any tweaks would be included in the state budget, which is due April 1st.
Bail reform has been a hot topic in Albany, but there isn’t broad support among members of the Legislature to make immediate changes.

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has announced who he’s endorsing in the 27th Congressional District race.
The Hall of Fame quarterback sent a tweet over the weekend announcing his support for Republican Beth Parlato.
Kelly noted that his daughters grew up with Parlato’s children and that he believes she’s the best person for the job.
Parlato is one of several candidates looking to replace ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins, who was sentenced to 26 months behind bars after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.


Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Continue reading

[There are no radio stations in the database]