Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 7, 2018
So where were you when the manure hit the road?
Hopefully, you were nowhere near Silver Lake and Old State Roads in Covington.
A tractor-trailer overturned there this morning dumping 4,000 gallons of manure onto the highway.
The Pavilion Fire Department and the state Department of Environmental Conservation were called to the scene.
The truck driver was not hurt.
The vehicle was owned by Edmund Trucking of LeRoy.
State lawmakers are going to see a boost in their pay.
A commission, appointed by the governor, has voted to increase the pay of state assemblymen and state senators from $79,500 a year to $130,000 a year beginning in 2021.
In exchange, they’ll have to limit what they can earn outside of their legislative positions.
They will also have to give up so-called “lulus” – the extra stipend paid to legislative leaders, ranging from $9,000 to $20,000 per year.
Republican State Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia, said he is opposed to the pay raise and the limitation on outside income…
Hawley, often mention as one of the wealthiest members of the state assembly, tells WBTA he thinks the pay raise measure will be challenged in court.
Felony charges have been filed against a Batavia man for allegedly violating a court order of protection.
25 year old Maleak Green of West Main Street is facing a charge of aggravated criminal contempt and Family Offense.
The charges are felonies due to Green’s previous conviction on contempt charges within the past five years.
The Buffalo Bills will be back in front of their home crowd this weekend. They’re hosting longtime AFC East rival New York Jets at New Era Field. When the teams met last month in New Jersey, the Bills won 41 to 10. Kickoff is set for one o’clock on Sunday afternoon.