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Written by on November 9, 2018

Cuomo continues to take aim at gun control for his third term.
In the aftermath of a deadly shooting in California, Governor Cuomo has made a new pledge to continue pushing his strict gun control policies.
Cuomo said he will move quickly on gun control measures as the legislature returns in January.
The Assembly, which will then be controlled by Democrats will take aim at tightening the states gun laws, though they are already the toughest in the nation.
Some of the proposed measures include extending the waiting period for gun purchases and raising the firearm purchase age from 18 to 21.
Cuomo blamed Washington for doing nothing to address what he sees as a growing concern.

The first Winter Weather Advisory for the season starts tomorrow.
Genesee and Wyoming Counties are being included in Winter Weather Advisory according to The National Weather Service beginning at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning and lasting through 1 p.m.
Lake effect snow is expected to accumulate a possible 3 to 5 inches in Genesee County and between 4 to 7 inches in the most persistent lake snows to the south.
Morning commuters are encouraged to use precaution as travel could be difficult tomorrow morning.

Suppression hearing held for Batavia woman accused of providing a handgun in a city shooting.
Jennifer Urvizu-Hanlon appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday for a Huntley Hearing in an attempt by her attorney to have statements she made while in police custody barred as reference in a trial.
Urvizu-Hanlon is accused of giving a handgun, which she was permitted to carry, to 17 year old Samuel Blackshear who then allegedly shot Nathaniel Wilson Jr., after he stabbed a man to death on Central Avenue in the city.
Judge Charles Zambito must review the interview video before making a final decision about suppressing statements with the next court date for the case scheduled for January 4th.

Congressman Chris Collins is opening up about his future in Washington DC.
In an interview with WIVB, the 27th District representative expressed confidence he can still serve his constituents while also preparing to defend himself from federal charges.
He’s currently scheduled to go on trial in 2020.
Collins says he believes he’ll be exonerated.

Batavia has a different kind of blue wave that everyone can root for.
The undefeated Batavia Blue Devils advance to the Western Regional tomorrow night where they take on Section 6 champions Cheektowaga Central.
Kick off at Clarence High School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and you can hear the game right here on WBTA AM & FM.

The Buffalo Bills will look to snap their losing streak against a longtime rival.
They’ll be taking on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Buffalo’s last win came against the Tennessee Titans back on October 7th.
Since then, the offense has struggled in tough losses to teams like the Patriots, Bears and Colts.
Kickoff is set for one o’clock Sunday afternoon.


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