Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 20, 2019
A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Genesee and Orleans Counties.
The advisory remains in effect until 10 tonight.
The National Weather Service predicts mixed precipitation with a trace of ice accumulation.
Plan on slipper road conditions with periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain.
Buffalo has the highest amount of snowfall in Upstate New York.
It passed the 100-inch mark following Monday’s snow storm.
That’s more than two-feet above average for this time of year.
Syracuse comes in second place with roughly 85 inches of snowfall.
A proposed bill in the New York Legislature would allow felons to serve on juries.
The bill has already passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee and could be voted on by the full Senate as early as this month.
It also reportedly has strong support in the Assembly.
If passed, New York would become the third state in the nation to allow convicted felons who’ve served their time to be jurors.
A Batavia woman arrested for allegedly jumping bail.
34 year old Erica Raphael of Pratt Road, Batavia on two warrants on two warrants for Bail Jumping and Petit Larceny following an incident in October of last year.
Raphael was taken into custody while trying to visit an inmate at the Orleans County Correctional Facility on Monday.
A group of 23 co-workers on Long Island are splitting the largest jackpot in New York lottery history. The winning Mega Millions ticket worth 437-million dollars was bought at the Brookville Auto Center in Glen Head for a New Year’s Day drawing. The co-workers at a small Long Island business chose not to be named. Lotto officials say most of the employees will continue working because they view themselves as family.