Morning News Briefing

Written by on March 29, 2018

Batavia Police continue search for suspect in Arby’s armed robbery.
The Batavia Police Department is looking for an armed robber who held up Arby’s employees on Main Street in the city at gun point.
The suspect walked into the restaurant just after closing at around 11 o’clock on Sunday night armed with what appeared to be a real handgun.
The suspect demanded cash from the employees then made off with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area.
Police have not disclosed how much money was stolen in the stickup.
There were no injuries reported in the incident.
There is a picture of the suspect and contact info for investigators located here.

Consulting Group outlines City Manager hiring process for City Council.
Representatives from The Novak Consulting group based in Cincinnati Ohio met with the Batavia City Council informing them that the search for a new city manager will take at least 3 months.
They suggested setting a salary between $110,000 and $135,000, with executive search practice leader for Novak Catherine Tuck Parrish telling council members “The market for city managers is what it is…”
Former manager Jason Molino left Batavia with a salary of about $94,000 after 12 years with the city.
Molino is now making around $130,000 at his new job as Tompkins County administrator.

Accused Brockport murderess has been found mentally fit to stand trial.
Former Rochester resident, 32 year old Holly Colino has been held in a state mental health facility charged with the murder of Megan Dix of Lyndonville last summer.
Dix was shot to death during her lunch break at Lowes in Brockport.
Colino’s Attorney said he will argue his client was mentally ill when she pulled the trigger if the case goes to trial.

Three in lock up after being collared by cops on warrants in Batavia.
42 year old Dilek Mehmet of Meadowbrook Drive in Rochester was picked up by police on an arrest warrant after failing to appear in court on multiple traffic tickets including Aggravated Unlicensed Operation.
40 year old Anthony Vanelli of Thorpe Street in Batavia was apprehended on an arrest warrant for failing to appear along with 29 year old Nicole Elmore of Jackson Street in the city who was taken into custody at an upper apartment at a Chestnut Street address.
All three were ordered to be jailed in lieu of bail.

Watch for dense fog in Wyoming.
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement this morning alerting motorists of locally dense fog moving across the higher terrain in Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Southern Erie Counties.
Forecasters expect areas of dense fog will persist at around 8 or 9 this morning.
If you will be traveling across the region make sure to leave yourself extra time to reach your destination and be sure to slow down and use extra caution in areas where visibilities are greatly reduced.

Number 12 is recovering from surgery.
Yesterday Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly went under the knife again for oral cancer in New York City.
His wife posted on Instagram that Kelly was in surgery for about 12 hours and that God gave them the number 12 computer in the hospital.
His wife said his road to recovery will be a long one and asked fans to continue praying for him.

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