Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 2, 2018
25 year old Tyshawn King of Maple Street, Batavia, will spend the next 15 years in state prison.
King has been sentenced for a shooting on Thorpe Street back in September of last year.
Police found that a man had been shot in his hand and abdomen.
King was arrested for the shooting a short time later and was allowed to plead guilty to criminal possession of a weapon.
Domestic abusers must now surrender their firearms under a new bill signed into law yesterday by Governor Cuomo. The move closes a loophole in state law that will ensure those convicted of domestic violence surrender all firearms, not just handguns. The governor is also proposing legislation that would extend the criminal background check waiting period from three days to 10 days.
With more than four-months to go before the primaries, Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a large lead over Cynthia Nixon. According to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, Cuomo holds a 50 to 28-percent lead over Nixon. The poll also shows Cuomo with more than a 30-point lead if he was in a two-way race with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in the General Election.
Darien Lake is showing off their brand new roller coaster today.
The theme park previewed the Tantrum today, a 5-million dollar coaster said to be the first of its kind in New York State and Ontario.
Riders will be taken on a 98-fott vertical lift in a matter of seconds and then plummet at a 97-degree drop.
Darien Lake Theme Park opens this Saturday.
Cooperative Extension Executive Director Beverly Mancuso honored as a Woman of Distinction.
Mancuso has been with Coop-Extension in Genesee County for 16 years.
She is retiring next month.