Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on November 20, 2018
The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for Genesee and Northern Erie Counties.
The advisory takes affect at one a.m. tomorrow morning through 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Lake Effect Snow is expected. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds could gust up to 40 miles per hour.
Greatest accumulation is expected the southern and eastern suburbs of Buffalo and western Genesee County.
Chris Collins is inching closer to victory in the 27th Congressional District Election. Final votes are being counted today in Erie County and while Collins lead over Democrat Nate McMurray is shrinking it would be nearly impossible for McMurray to overtake the indicted incumbent.
Final numbers in the race are expected this evening.
Genesee Community College is expanded its internal safety force.
GCC employs both Campus Safety Officers and Peace Officers.
The difference is that Peace Officers are armed and can conduct investigations and make arrests.
The Board of Trustees has approved adding one more Peace Officer to the roster effective the first of the year which would bring the total number of armed peace officers to three.
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will be reporting to prison in January rather than seek bail pending his appeal.
Skelos was convicted on federal corruption charges for shaking down businesses in an effort to get fees for his son, Adam.
The two were found guilty during a retrial in July.
They will both report to prison on January 8th.
Jack Eichel scored 45 seconds into overtime to complete the comeback and lift the Sabres past the Penguins 5-4 in Pittsburgh. Buffalo rallied from a 4-1 deficit midway through the second period and have now won six straight games.