Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 19, 2018

Suspect sought in Sunset Motel Murder.
The woman found murdered in a Town of Batavia motel room on Monday has been identified as 58 year old Sheri C Butler.
Investigators from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said Butler died from a puncture wound to the neck from an unknown murder weapon.
An autopsy uncovered that her carotid artery was severed and she had bled to death.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster made an appeal to community members who may have information that could assist their investigation…

Undersheriff Greg Walker said law enforcement first encountered Butler at the Sunset motel in January 2014 and they have some history with her.
The sheriff’s office reported late yesterday that Butler’s family had been notified of her murder.

Oakfield man facing charges following a three car crash in Corfu.
The accident occurred on West Main Street just after 5 yesterday evening with reports of multiple personal injury.
The crash occurred when a westbound 2008 Hyundai Sonata rear-ended a 2009 Honda Civic at a high rate of speed sending the Honda into an eastbound 2018 GMC Canyon.
Undersheriff Greg Walker was on the scene …

The driver of the Hyundai Sonata, Jacob J. Szumigala of Oakfield was allegedly under the influence of alcohol/ drugs and was subsequently taken into custody for DWI.
Several other charges are possible pending results of a toxicology report, and a full investigation into the crash.
Everyone involved in the accident were taken to ECMC for various injuries.

Gas leak leads to grim discovery of a dead Mother and son in Kendall.
Following a report of a propane gas leak at a Center Road residence in Kendal, Kendall Firefighters discovered two bodies in an upstairs bedroom of after being dispatched to the address.
Firefighters found 38 year old Joan C. Gilman and her 14 year old son Richard J. Gilman Jr. both deceased from a possible gas leak.
According to the Sheriff’s Office a portable generator was being used in the home along with some propane powered appliances after the electrical power had been shut off at the duplex several days prior.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the tragic incident.

Field preparations are on hold as the Batavia Muckdogs get ready for the 2018 season.
Muckdogs General Manager Dave Chase the organization is gaining momentum as they gear up for another season of professional baseball in Batavia.

The Muckdogs have a new working phone number. It is 483 – DOGS.
Tickets for the June 18th opening are expected to go on sale around May 1st.


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