Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 2, 2019
Fire damage is now estimated at $200,000 from a New Year’s Eve fire at the Perry Bowling Center.
That blaze broke out Monday afternoon and traced to an electrical short circuit in a second floor apartment.
The bowling alley sustained heavy water damage but is said to be repairable.
Five fire companies battled the blaze. No injuries were reported. Two people who lived in the upstairs apartment are being helped by the Red Cross. The bowling center remains closed
An assault on police officers at a Darien Lake Concert leads to indictment against a Mississippi man.
23 year old Robert Maharrey of Okolona, Mississippi is facing a 6 count indictment after a violent assault at a Jason Aldean Concert in August.
He is accused of assaulting two sheriff’s deputies, spitting in the face of one deputy and head-butting another breaking his nose, and fighting with Live Nation Security.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is officially beginning his third term in office after being sworn in on Ellis Island. During his inaugural address, Governor Cuomo said the “American promise” is at risk.
He added that white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the threat of mass shootings are on the rise, leading to a social depression among Americans. Cuomo says while he doesn’t fault the Federal Government for causing division among citizens, he does feel they took advantage of fear and frustration for political gain.
Someone in New York State is waking up a millionaire. According to the New York Lottery, the winning ticket for last night’s $425 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Glen Head, which is located on Long Island.
There hadn’t been a Mega Millions winner since October when someone in South Carolina bought a ticket worth more than one-and-a-half billion dollars. That person still hasn’t come forward.