Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 17, 2019
Gasoline prices have taken a slight fall in Batavia and Western New York.
The Triple A reports that the price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is now at an average of $2.80/gal, down 3-cents a gallon from last week.
The lowest price for a gallon of regular we found today is $2.69 for cash at the Valero station at the corner of West Main and Dellinger.
On the reservation we found a price of $2.40 a gallon.
A bill that would give illegal immigrants the right to apply for driver’s licenses may clear another legislative hurdle this week.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Senate will vote on the measure this week. The bill already cleared the Assembly last week.
Governor Cuomo says he’d sign the bill if it gets to his desk.
A recent poll showed 53 percent of New Yorkers are against illegal immigrants applying for licenses.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports nine arrests at the Zac Brown concert at Darien Lake on Saturday. A Rochester man was charged with harassment and resisting arrest after pushing and shoving a deputy. The 18 year old was jailed in lieu of 500-dollars bail.
The other eight arrests were for re-entering the concert after being ejected and told not to return.
On the Bad Boys report this afternoon:
54 year old Carlos Samol of Elm St., Batavia, has been charged with two felony drug counts. The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force said Samol, aka as “Sinbad” allegedly sold crack cocaine to a task force agent on two separate occasions. Samol was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.
This afternoon’s notes from the campaign trail:
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Employees Association has endorsed part-time City Court Judge Durin Rogers in next week’s primary.
The union cited what they termed Rogers “extensive experience” on the bench.
Meanwhile, the Batavia City Democratic Committee chair chided Rogers for alleged statements on gun laws. Erica O’Donnell says such statements are inappropriate and possibly unethical.