Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 31, 2018
A High Wind Warning has been issued on this New Year’s Eve.
The National Weather Service has posted the warning to take effect at 11 tonight and remain in effect until 7 New Year’s Day.
Winds are forecast out of the southwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 60. The Wind Warning applies to Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties.
The High Wind Warning has prompted Batavia Downs to move up their fireworks for tonight.
The Downs says the fireworks tonight will go off at 9 p.m. – not midnight.
A sad ending to the search for a missing man in Orleans County.
The body of 71 year old Robert Arnett was discovered yesterday morning.
Authorities said it appeared Arnett fell into a shallow pond in Barre.
No foul play is suspected. Troopers said Mr. Arnett suffered from Alzheimer’s.
New Yorkers are seeing a number of new state laws in the New Year. Among them, a law that requires diaper changing tables in all new public men’s and women’s restrooms.
Other changes include a requirement that health insurance companies give male patients free prostate cancer screenings and that residents be allowed to return unused prescription meds to pharmacies for free.
Many homeowners will enjoy an increase in property tax rebates, of an average of more than five-hundred dollars.
There’s the hike in the minimum wage. In our area, the minimum wage goes to $11.10.
Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as the Bills trampled the Dolphins 42-17 at home. It was the final game for defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who announced he is retiring after a 13-year career with Buffalo. The Bills finish the season with a 6-and-10 record.