posted on June 20, 2011 07:21
A Pavilion man lost his life in a weekend traffic accident.
53-year-old Laverne L. Williams of Black Street Road, Pavilion, was killed on Saturday evening.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies said Williams, who was alone in the vehicle, was southbound on Linwood Road when the SUV went off the highway; hit a utility pole and a pile of brush and rolled over.
Williams was taken to UMMC where he was pronounced dead.
From the Police Blotter:
23-year-old Kevin Waleski of Oakfield: he has been jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Deputies say Kevin allegedly choked his girlfriend during a domestic dispute on Saturday.
The woman momentarily blacked out.
Waleski has been charged with strangulation.
37-year-old Anthony Alexander of West Main Street, Batavia: he has been charged with slapping a 13-year-old boy during a domestic dispute on Father’s Day. Deputies said the slap left bruising and welts on the boys face. Alexander is charged with Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
A team of about 100 volunteers spent their Father’s Day building a new playground at Batavia’s Robert Norris Elementary School.
You may recall the school won 50-thosuand dollars in a promotion sponsored by Pepsi.
All of the money was spent on the playground.
A ribbon-cutting for the new playground, attended by students, will be held this Wednesday.
The Batavia Muckdogs had an unexpected fan in the stands on Father’s Day.
Congresswoman Kathy Hochul and her husband, U.S. Attorney William Hochul, attended yesterday’s game at Dwyer Stadium.
Hochul took a moment out to join the WBTA broadcast team in the booth.
She told WBTA's Matt Collar and Wayne Fuller she had been "drafted" to play on the Congressional Women's Softball Team and she hoped to pick up some pointer's from the Muckdogs.
Unfortunately, during the congresswoman’s inning in the broadcast booth, Auburn scored 4 runs and went on to win the game, 6 - 4.
WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City School Board is meeting tonight.
It is the board’s final meeting before the second vote on next year’s school budget.
This latest budget revision brings the tax rate increase down to 4.1 percent.
The vote is tomorrow.
The school board meets tonight at 7 in the administration building on Washington Avenue.