Weekend News Briefing

Written by on July 7, 2018

Air conditioning issues disrupt residents during a heat wave at a nursing home in Batavia.
The Privately operated Premiere Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia was dealing with air conditioning failure on two of the hottest days of the year.
A brief outage on Monday was quickly amended and a much longer outage occurred Thursday.
Residents had to be moved from the upper floors where temperatures reached the mid 80’s.
Premier Administrator Christine Schaller says the AC is back up and running however portable units have been purchased to aid in the cooling effort…

Officials with the State Health Department came in to investigate the situation.

Shoplifters apparently planning a surf and turf busted by Batavia Police.
According to our news partner, The Batavian, the trio of shoplifting suspects allegedly filled their cart full of groceries from Tops including items such as steaks, lobster, shrimp and a large roast before taking off in a red van.
Police stopped the vehicle at Park Road and Oak Street and discovered even more merchandise that had been allegedly taken from Walmart.
They appeared not to be local residents.

46 year old Keith White of North Tonawanda was taken into custody shortly before noon yesterday for allegedly stealing from Walmart in Batavia.
White is currently being held without bail in Genesee County on charges of Burglary and Grand Larceny.

The Muckdogs lose game two but win the series with a third game victory over The Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
After finishing up the remaining innings for Thursday night’s match up in a loss of 6 to 7 Friday night finished strong for the Batavia ball-team with a 2 to 1 win over the Scrappers.
In the upset, Batavia dealt the division leaders their first series loss of the season.
Batavia returns home this weekend for a three game series against the State College Spikes you can hear all three games beginning at 7:05 p.m. Saturday through Monday night here on WBTA.

Raffle season returns for the Rotary Club of Batavia.
Rotary’s annual Corvette Fundraising Raffle was cancelled two years in a row over fear that the State would crackdown on raffles that sold tickets over the internet.
The club is now selling raffle tickets for a $20,000 grand prize to be awarded at the end of September.
Rotary is happy to report the raffle is completely compliant with New York State law.

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