Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 1, 2019
Fire early this morning at 9536 Bernd Road in LeRoy.
A fast response is credited with salvaging the house.
Assistant LeRoy Fire Chief Craig Johnson was among the first on scene:
Officials said the fire appeared to have started in the bedroom. The cause is under investigation.
Governor Cuomo is pushing back against President Trump’s criticism regarding state Attorney General Leticia James’ investigation of the NRA. He says since the gun rights group is chartered in New York and enjoys tax-exempt status, James is well within her jurisdiction as AG to investigate. On Saturday, the attorney general’s office announced they had issued subpoenas and started their inquiry. President Trump says the NRA is under siege from Cuomo and James, adding they’re illegally using the state’s legal apparatus to target the group.
Congressman Chris Collins is warning about lake shore flooding along Lake Ontario.
Collins says water levels are rising at a rate of a half-inch per day prompting some Orleans and Niagara County communities to contemplate States of Emergency.
Collins blames the International Joint Commission for mishandling the management of lake levels.
Two years ago flooding along the Lake Ontario shore line caused millions in property damage.
New York State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would ban the declawing of cats.
The Assembly’s agricultural committee passed the measure.
Some advocates say declawing is inhumane.
That said, New York’s largest veterinarian association opposes a potential ban, saying declawing should remain an option for cats that refuse to stop scratching.