Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 23, 2019
Following a suspicious fire with two dead bodies inside an Allegany County residence, State Police have taken a Clarksville teen into custody.
Troopers held a 17 hour man-hunt to track down 17 year old William Larson Junior after the teen was seen leaving the residence during the fire and before law enforcement arrived.
Investigators say Larson lived at the residence and he is now facing two counts of second degree Murder and two counts of Manslaughter.
The names of the victims haven’t been released, but police don’t believe they were killed by the fire. Investigation remains on-going.
Perry police bust a Batavia resident for DWI.
39 year old Celestino Barrera-Antunez of Batavia was stopped for driving with only one headlight by Perry Police on South Main Street in Perry just after midnight into Friday morning.
Police reported that Barrera-Antunez had bloodshot eyes and that his breath had the odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Following a series of roadside sobriety tests Barrera-Antunez was arrested and charged with DWI and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.
Barrera-Antunez was released on appearance tickets for Perry Village Court at a later date.
Batavia man arrested following a harassment complaint.
Troopers based out of Batavia took 25 year old Alexander Wallace into custody following investigation into a harassment complaint last week.
Wallace was charged with two class A Misdemeanor counts of providing a False Written Statement and was released with an appearance ticket as the investigation is pending into the incident.
Downtown restaurant in Batavia changes hands.
The owner of Bourbon & Burger Co. and The Coffee Press, Derek Geib, has acquired Ken’s Charcoal Pits from local businessman Ken Mistler.
According to Geib, while the main restaurant menu will change, the pizza and charcoal pits will remain the same.
Geib isn’t ready to announce the new name of the restaurant just yet but is hoping to make the most of the changes by early next year.
The Buffalo Bills are looking to make a push towards the playoffs with just six games left in the regular season.
They’re hosting the Denver Broncos at New Era Field in Orchard Park this weekend.
Buffalo is coming off a win over the Miami Dolphins and is two games behind the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East.
Kickoff for Sunday’s game is set for one p-m.
On Monday City wide leaf collection will resume.
The recent snowfall put the city slightly behind schedule however the anticipated thaw this weekend has allowed for one final sweep.
To take advantage of the last leaf sweep of the season the city asks that residents place leaves in the parkway near the curb line.