Weekend News Briefing

Written by on September 22, 2018

Vigil for Albion family members killed in Alabama.
Family and friends gathered in Albion to remember a mother and daughter who were stabbed to death in a violent domestic incident in the state of Alabama.
A vigil was held Friday night at Bullard Park in Albion to remember the victims 19 years old Rosa Lee Maldonado and her mother 44 year old Rosa Aminta, who had recently moved to a mobile home in Lester, Alabama.
Rose Lee who was 2017 Albion High School graduate was allegedly stabbed by her 15 year old sister who also lived in the trailer and remains the prime suspect.
Police say the 15 year old girl was attempting to commit suicide when they arrived by stabbing herself.
The Limestone County sheriff says this is a capital murder case which could bring the death penalty even though the suspect is a juvenile.
The family suffered another tragic loss in 2011 when Rosa’s daughter, 15 year old Katherine Sanchez was raped and murdered by her brother-in-law in Orleans County.

Resident with repeat DWI arrests in Wyoming County issued a state prison term.
30 year old Michael Slocum of Silver Springs appeared for sentencing in Wyoming County Court last Wednesday where he received 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for his second felony DWI conviction in less than a year.
Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies found Slocum intoxicated parked in a village park in Perry in June after receiving complaints about an erratic driver in the village.
At the time of his arrest he was on probation from a previous DWI conviction from last year.
Slocum was also fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license revoked.

Batavia’s Van Detta Stadium receiving a grand goodbye.
A half-time celebration is being held next Friday night as Batavia plays the final home football game in the existing stadium before it is demolished.
The Homecoming game is against Attica and at half-time past and present ball players and band members will be invited to step onto the field one final time.
Construction will begin in October on a brand new stadium, an artificial turf field, new press box and scoreboard and expanded parking.
The final game is Friday night, September 28th at 7:30.

Things don’t get any easier for rookie Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills as they head to Minneapolis to visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Allen made his first pro start this past weekend in a 31-20 loss to the Chargers in Buffalo.
The Vikings are coming off a tie at Green Bay this past weekend and are 4-and-1 all-time in home games against the Bills.
Kickoff is at one Sunday afternoon.

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