Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 16, 2018
YWCA discloses financial woes and efforts to fix them.
The YWCA of Genesee County has released a statement saying they are experiencing serious funding difficulties.
In the brief statement released by the 150 year old organization it said that the Y is quote “facing major financial challenges” including problems of cash flow.
The YW’s newly named Executive Director, Millie Tomidy-Pepper, has hired an independent auditor to determine the extent and the causes of the problems.
Tomidy-Pepper joined the YW on February 5th. She took over for former director Jeanne Walton, who resigned.
Sheriff William Sheron remains committed to placing a School Resource Officer in every school in Genesee County.
On WBTA’s “Main & Center” program Sheron said that, based on what he has seen, the SRO in Parkland, Florida did not do his job…
Sheron believes local school boards should budget for the school resource officers.
Tens-of-thousands of students across the country walked out of class Wednesday morning to remember the victims of the Florida school shooting and to protest gun violence, with a small number of schools reportedly disciplining students who walked out.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said administrators shouldn’t punish students who participated and has called for an investigation into schools that allegedly blocked exits during protests.
The Batavia Fire Department reports today that last week’s fire on Columbia Avenue has been ruled accidental. Five people were left homeless in that blaze and at least four pets perished in the fire.
Authorities said the structure is salvageable but the interior of the home was destroyed. Damage tab placed at $200,000.
The National Weather Service has issued another Special Weather Statement for the region.
They say a band of brief heavy snow showers will continue to move southeast across portions of Western New York through the early morning hours.
Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston Counties are expected to be effected.
The heavy snow is not expected to last long at any one location, but will drop visibility to a quarter mile and produce a quick coating of up to an inch of fresh accumulation.
Even though the Bills hired quarterback A.J. McCarron this week, they’re still looking for a fresh arm.
Yesterday the Bills owners and manager said they want to draft who they hope to be a franchise quarterback next month.
The former Bengal is expected to bridge the gap until the next QB is drafted or ready to take the field.
McCarron isn’t discouraged and said he looks forward to competing to start for Buffalo.