Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 11, 2020
Investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office into a traffic stop on Kelsey Road in Batavia has ended in arrest for a Caledonia woman allegedly driving on drugs with two children.
In December of last year Deputies stopped 30 year old Samantha Reff of Middle Road Caledonia after she was allegedly observed speeding down the town road.
Lawmen say they discovered Reff was in possession drugs and impaired by them all while accompanied by two children in the vehicle who were both under 16.
She is facing counts of DWAI by Drugs under Leandra’s Law, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Reff was given an appearance ticket returnable on April 2nd to Batavia Town Court.
Domestic incident lands a Perry man in lockup.
44 year old Jeffrey Matson of Perry was arrested following a domestic incident on Oatka Road in Perry.
Matson is accused of violating an order of protection during a domestic incident by pushing a female victim and taking her phone to prevent her calling police, all in the presence of a five year old child.
Matson was arrested and charged with Criminal Contempt, Aggravated Family Offense, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Mischief and Harassment.
Matson was committed to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail, with his next court appearance scheduled for May 13th.
While there have been no coronavirus cases in Western New York, area hospitals are taking steps to protect patients.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center says visiting hours on medical floors are now only noon until six and only family members who have been authorized by patients will be allowed to visit.
Anyone under the age of 14, recent travelers to countries affected by coronavirus or people who aren’t feeling well won’t be allowed to visit anyone.
All Rochester Regional Health locations are also taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and have enacted additional protocols to protect employees, patients and the community.
Wegmans is limiting the number of certain items customers can buy as concerns over coronavirus grow.
Right now, folks can only purchase a set amount of bath tissue, hand sanitizer and other related products.
People have been buying them in bulk due to concerns there may be a shortage should the coronavirus continue to spread.
The supermarket chain says it’s putting those items back on store shelves as soon as they arrive.
While concerns over the coronavirus continue to linger, organizers of Rochester’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade say the celebration will still be happening this weekend.
The parade begins Saturday at the intersection of East Street and Alexander Street.
Any decision to cancel the event would be made after talking with state and local officials.
Anyone going to the parade is urged to practice good hygiene.