Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 16, 2019
A weekend hold-up at a West Main Street gas station results in an arrest.
Batavia Police tell WBTA 37 year old Dustin Bogue walked into the Speedway on West Main early Saturday morning demanding cash. Two clerks were in the store at the time. Police say Bogue pulled a knife. He fled with cash and cigarettes.
Deputies spotted him walking on Oak Street a short time later and put him in cuffs.
Bogue is being held without bail on felony charges.
Gasoline prices are continuing to slip slightly across Western New York. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is $2.69. That’s down 2-cents in the last week and nine cents in the last month.
GasBuddy.-com reports the average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is: $2.66.
Governor Cuomo has announced an emergency ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. He says he put the ban in place to protect the people of New York, noting that children are especially attracted to flavored vape products like bubble gun and cotton candy. The ban will take effect in about fourteen days since the governor says he doesn’t want to wait for the federal government to put in its own ban. Six people have died in relation to vaping according to the CDC.
New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are promising to increase pressure on Republicans. The pair says they’re planning to pressure the GOP-controlled Senate to pass gun safety measures following recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. Yesterday, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced they called President Trump asking him to support a background check bill that’s already been passed by the House. The White House says the conversation between the two Democratic leaders and the president was cordial.