Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 24, 2018
Batavia man remains hospitalized from a deadly two car crash in Lockport.
A Lockport man is dead and a Batavia resident remains seriously injured following a car versus box truck crash in Lockport.
28 year old Brandon Loucks of Batavia remains hospitalized recovering from his injuries sustained in the crash according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
Loucks was seriously hurt in the crash last Thursday afternoon when his eastbound Genesee Lumber Company box truck crossed the center line of Stone Road and slammed into a westbound car. The other driver, 44 year old Brian Ralph of Lockport was killed in the head on collision.
There are currently no charges issued in the incident however the investigation remains on-going.
A Wyoming County woman is accused of robbing money from her relatives account.
20 year old Christine Barr of Arcade was arrested for allegedly stealing seven thousand dollars from a family member’s checking account.
Police said she used account information to make cash withdrawals since January.
Barr is behind bars in lieu of bail.
Missing photo lands a Livingston County Sex offender in lock up.
30 year old Joseph Dexter of York was arrested and charged with a felony count of Failure to Register and Verify.
Dexter, a level one sex offender, allegedly failed to report for his updated photo as required by the NYS Corrections Law every three years.
After being arraigned in the Geneseo Village Court Dexter was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on one-thousand dollars bail.
Stolen vehicle sends a North Spruce Street man into lockup.
37 year old Gary Burney of Batavia facing a series of charges for violating a stay-away order and allegedly stealing the car of the person he was ordered to avoid.
Batavia Police say the suspected incident happened last November.
Burney is locked up without bail.
A GoFundMe campaign is raising money to cover funeral expenses for the mother and son who died last week in Kendall.
Joan Jo Gilman and her 14-year-old son Richard “RJ” Gilman likely died from a gas leak caused by propane appliances used to heat the house after National Grid shut off their power.
The fundraising campaign has already raised three-thousand-dollars of the ten-thousand-dollar goal and you can find a link to the donation page here.
Deputies in Orleans County are still investigating the incident.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in New York.
He introduced a bill yesterday to ban most plastic bags statewide.
Cuomo says plastic bags are a blight taking a devastating toll on streets, water and natural resources.
If approved, the measure would go into effect next year.
Garment bags, trash bags or any bags used to wrap or contain certain foods such as sliced meats and fruits would be exempt.