Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 17, 2018

Forecasters ease flooding concerns and lift flood watch for the region.
The Flood Watch for much of Western New York including the entire GLOW region has been cancelled by the National Weather Service after experiencing a milder Monday than predicted.
Creeks and rivers are still expected to crest near flood stage in some areas over the next few days according to the Weather Service.
They say the chance of widespread flooding doesn’t seem to be a probability now.

Michael Piasta

Alleged armed Arby’s robber behind bars in Batavia.
Following investigation into an armed robbery at the Batavia Arby’s late last month, Police arrested 37 year old Michael Piasta of East Main Street.
Piasta allegedly displayed what appeared to be a handgun and threatened employees after entering the restaurant shortly after closing time.
Police said he stole $6,000 in the hold up.
Piasta has been jailed without bail.

A short rundown of the Batavia Police Blotter.
36 year old Amanda Havens of Munson Street in LeRoy was arrested and charged with Conspiracy and Petit Larceny.
She’s accused of stealing gas from the Tops Supermarket in Batavia and is expected to appear in City Court today.
Following a disturbance at a lower apartment at a residence on Dellinger Ave, police have arrested 27 year old Leroy Thornton of Niagara Falls for Harassment.
Thornton was accused of threatening another person in the disturbance and was subsequently released with an appearance ticket for April 24th in Batavia City Court.

A SUNY Binghamton student accused of stabbing fellow student to death.
20 year old Michael Roque of Long Island has been accused of stabbing 19 year old freshman Joao Sousa to death in a dorm room Sunday night.
He was arrested yesterday shortly after police released cryptic surveillance images of the attacker in the dorm.
Roque who was a fellow BU student is being held without bail in the Broome County jail.
This is the second SUNY Binghamton student murdered this year.

Democrats smell blood in New York’s Congressional waters.
A ranking official with the Democratic National Campaign Committee says several Republican Congressional seats in New York are vulnerable next election.
Chris Collins’ district is just one of seven seats listed as New York districts the DCCC is targeting this year.
Democrats need to pick up at least two-dozen seats to reclaim House majority.

The NFL Draft is coming up and the Bills might need to make some more moves to snag a top quarterback.
Yesterday in a pre-draft press conference, Bills GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott said the team would be okay if it didn’t pick up a franchise quarterback.
Many disagree and SBNation.com speculates that the Bills might want to try to cut a deal with the Giants for the second overall pick.
Some think the choice quarterbacks could be taken before the Bills get a bite at the apple.


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