Weekend News Briefing

Written by on July 28, 2018

Person of interest in custody for murder on Liberty Street.
City Police say they have a person of interest in the recent murder on Liberty Street in custody.
47 year old Raymond Morgan was found in his room at 111 Liberty Street, a boarding house for parolees on Tuesday night, beaten beyond recognition.
Morgan died at the scene shortly after police arrived.
Police say the person of interest in the case is already in custody on an unrelated matter.
Batavia Police have declined further comment.

Former Billy Goats Bar closing slated after Tuesday night special.
Owner John Spyropoulos says since the passing of his father Steve, who he considered his best friend and business partner, he’s decided his family is more important than trying to run two demanding businesses by himself.

He wants to eliminate his existing inventory of booze on Tuesday night and shut down the bar because that’s the final day of the current liquor license and he decided not to renew it.
There will be drink specials at the tavern formerly known as Billy Goats on West Main Street in Batavia, on Tuesday from 4 to 11 p.m. with DJ Kevin providing entertainment.

An Oakfield man arrested for allegedly raping a girl under 17.
40 year old John Grabowski of Fisher Road is charged with Rape in the Third Degree. Deputies say additional charges are pending.
Grabowski is being held in the Genesee County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Hawley Condemns Governor Cuomo’s move pardoning pedophiles.
Earlier this week Governor Cuomo made a controversial decision to pardon 77 sexual predators, many of whom are convicted rapists and pedophiles deemed too dangerous to live among the general public.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley is condemning the decision and calling for the ban of any such person from a school setting under any circumstance.
Hawley says that with pardoning dozens of sexual predators, the possibility exists that they will be allowed to enter schools after a certain time and with a Superintendent’s permission if that is their polling place.
Hawley said at the very least they should be given an absentee ballot and never allowed to vote in or near a school.

Work on Vine Street begins Monday.
Vine Street from East Main to Bank Street will experience delays and lane reductions for road repair from Monday July 30th through Wednesday August 1st from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All area motorist should avoid Vine Street if possible.
Portions of this work are weather dependent and delays may occur.


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