Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 29, 2020
An Akron woman succumbed to her injuries she sustained in a two car crash in Pembroke yesterday morning.
50 year old Patricia Dzienciol of Golden Pond Estates died after being taken to the Erie County Medical Center according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday morning as Dzienciol was westbound in a 2015 Nissan Rogue on Route 5 Batavia, she was struck just east of Barrett Drive, by a 1997 Mercury sedan, driven by 84 year old Kathleen Swanekemp of Tonawanda.
SwaneKemp reportedly drifted into Dzienciol’s lane, striking her car and causing it to hit a mailbox, then tumble down an embankment where it overturned.
Swanekamp had two other passengers with one requiring extrication from the back seat of her vehicle.
Swanekemp was cited for allegedly driving faster than was safe or prudent for the conditions and for failing to keep right.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
The Conservative Party has announced it won’t endorse state Senator Christopher Jacobs in the battle for the empty 27th Congressional District seat.
Party leaders tell The Buffalo News they’re not convinced he’s the best fit to represent the region on Capitol Hill.
Jacobs was nominated by the Republican Party over the weekend and is expected to take on Democrat Nate McMurray in the April 28th special election.
The 27th District seat has been open since last year following the resignation of ex-Congressman Chris Collins.
State lawmakers are pushing for child sexual abuse survivors to have more time to hold those who allegedly abused them responsible for their actions.
Last year, a window opened for survivors, allowing them to take civil action against their abusers and the institutions that employed them, regardless of their age.
Some lawmakers say that window should be extended until August 2021 since some victims still haven’t had time to process their trauma and come forward, while others can’t find a lawyer willing to take their case.
Most of the nearly 15-hundred lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act in recent months have targeted organizations like the Boy Scouts of America or Catholic Church.
City Council members heard public comment about the declining condition of Falleti Ice Arena on Evans Street during their Council meeting Monday night.
Batavia resident Michael Reich told Council members that the City needs to invest in the facility to make the next 40 years as successful as the past 40 years. Hockey enthusiast and Council Member Paul Viele concurred…
Council President Eugene Jankowski suggested forming a group to clean and make minor repairs to the Ice Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres return from a 10-day break with a tough loss to a division rival.
Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart both scored, but it wasn’t enough as Buffalo fell to the Ottawa Senators five-to-two at KeyBank Center last night.
Making matters worse, Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark ended up leaving the contest with a lower-body injury.
Buffalo will be back in action tomorrow night when they host the Montreal Canadiens.
The Western New York Farm Show opens up Thursday.
It’s the 10th year for the Farm Show at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg featuring the latest agricultural products and technology.
Other highlights include the High School Mechanics competition Friday and the 5th annual Farmer Elite Toss hay bale throwing competition each day of the show at Noon.
The show runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.