Morning News Briefing

Written by on March 23, 2018

Reward offered in State Police investigation into firearm burglary to the south.
Troopers in Amity are seeking public assistance in identifying possible suspects a burglary at a store that sells firearms in Allegany County.
Shongo General Store located in Willing was burglarized by possibly two or more unidentified suspects between 2 and 5 Wednesday morning.
The suspects made off with thirteen long guns and five handguns after forcefully entering the store.
A combined reward of up to 5-thousand dollars has been offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.
There are pictures of the alleged burglars and contact information located in our local news article.
The criminal investigation remains on-going.

It’s O-Fish-al
The Eli Fish Brewing Company will officially open tomorrow.
It’s the first locally brewed beer to in Batavia in a century.
Eli Fish Brewing Company is the cornerstone of the $2.8 million redevelopment of the former J.J. Newberry building on Main Street. The building includes the brewery and restaurant incubator on the ground floor, with apartments planned for the second and third floors.
As part of the Grand Opening celebration, Eli Fish Brewing Company will also unveil its first two in-house brewed beers.

Alleged Batavia dirt bike burglar busted.
38 year old Robert Ratcliffe of Castile is accused of smashing a window at Batavia Cycle Shop last May and taking off with a dirt bike.
Ratcliffe is facing felony counts of burglary and grand larceny. He’s been released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.

Genesee County’s bond rating has been downgraded, but local officials have been left scratching their heads as to why.
County Treasurer Scott German reported to the legislature that the county’s bond rating has been reduced from Double-A to Double-A-minus.
The S & P report blames a “weak economy” for the downgrade.
German says he disagrees with the finding.
It could mean that the county’s cost of borrowing money could go up.

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is scheduled to have surgery for cancer again.
The former Bills all star who led the franchise to four Super Bowls in a row announced earlier this month that his oral cancer had returned.
This week he tweeted that his surgery is set for this coming Wednesday. Kelly’s prognosis isn’t known but he tweeted that he’s enjoying quiet time in the mountains of Arizona now.

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