posted on August 15, 2014 07:23
A Batavia man has been found guilty of breaking into a home on Park Avenue last January.
A Genesee County Court jury found 23 year old Akeem Simmons guilty of all three charges against him.
Police said Simmons, along with 18 year old Nathaniel Davis, were spotted leaving the home. This set off a massive manhunt in the area involving a State Police helicopter and sheriff’s K-9.
Simmons will be sentenced next month. The case against Davis, who testified against Simmons, is pending.
It is all official now.
P.W. Minor will remain open as two local investors purchase the 150 year old company. One of them is Peter Zeliff of Batavia.
Andrew Young, a local realtor, is the other investor. The pair paid nearly 3-million dollars for the business. They are receiving just over 700-thosuand dollars in public financial incentives.
The two Amish girls who were the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert have been found. Delila and Fannie Miller are safe and back home with their family. The St. Lawrence County DA says the girls showed up at a home several miles from where they were abducted.
Police are looking for whoever is responsible for the girl’s disappearance.
The passengers of a small airplane that crashed at the Buffalo International Airport suffered only minor injuries. The accident happened just before three o'clock Thursday afternoon. A NFTA spokesperson says the plane lost power and crash landed in the airport's parking lot. The pilot of the plane was giving a man and his six-year-old son a sightseeing tour when the accident occurred. The pilot was taken to the hospital, treated and released. The father and son were not hurt.
The 11th annual Summer in the City gets underway tomorrow in Down Batavia.
There will be several road and parking lot closures from 7:30 in the morning until 11 tomorrow night.
See the entire list of street and parking closings HERE.
Along with vendors, entertainment, and a 5K race there will be a child safety seat check. That takes place at Batavia Fire Department Headquarter son Evans Street from 11 to 2.
Summer in the City is presented annually by the Batavia Business Improvement District.