posted on January 24, 2014 06:19
UPDATE: It is fixed and back in service as of 9:30 a.m.
There is a water main problem in the city this morning.
The Batavia Water Dept. tells us a leak has developed in a line along Woodrow Road near West Ave.
The leak has disrupted water service on parts of Woodrow and West.
Repairs are under way it could a few hours to complete repairs.
The case against a Batavia man accused of causing another to suffer severe brain damage in a bar fight, will go to trial.
47 year old Shane Bell has rejected a plea deal in his case.
Bell is charged with second degree assault for throwing a punch last October at 52 year old Scott Baker outside a bar on Harvester Avenue.
Baker sustained a severe head injury in the fight.
Bell rejected a plea bargain that would have capped his sentence at four years.
By going to trial, Bell could get up to seven years.
Bell’s lawyer had indicated in a previous court proceeding may try to build a case of self-defense for his client.
Batavia and Genesee County remain under a Wind Chill Advisory until Noon today.
This will be followed by a Winter Weather Advisory from 2 this afternoon through 7 Saturday night.
The National Weather Service forecasts 2 to 4 inches of new snow from this afternoon through tomorrow with a total of six inches in the higher terrain along the southern tier.
Wind chill values this morning could drop to 15 below zero.
An inmate at the Genesee County jail, awaiting transfer to state prison to begin an 18-year sentence for rape, is charged with trying to arrange an assault on a jail guard.
29 year old Charles Johnson of Batavia is charged with Criminal Solicitation.
Deputies say Johnson posed a threat to a Corrections Officer by trying to get another inmate to harm an officer.
The Batavia Police Department has received reports of a dozen larcenies from cars.
BPD says that between January 13th and the 20th items such as cash, change, purses, wallets, GPS devices and other electronic items were stolen from unlocked vehicles around the city.
The department believes the larcenies were committed by people walking through neighborhoods in the evening hours.
BPD says to lock unattended vehicles and to not leave valuable items inside overnight.
When you are not welcome at a restaurant, stay out.
But apparently 33 year old Sath Dhanda of Pearl St., Batavia, didn’t heed the advice.
He’s accused of creating a disturbance late last night at T F Browns restaurant after having been told by the staff to leave and not come back. He apparently did, and now Dhanda is in jail in lieu of $500 bail.