Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on January 28, 2019
Albany Lawmakers Consider Sweeping Gun Control Bill
A sweeping gun control bill expected to pass in Albany this week would ban teachers from carrying guns.
State lawmakers are looking at making key firearms restrictions following a slew of newly approved and controversial laws in New York State under a recently empowered legislature controlled by democrats.
The legislation would extend the timeline for background checks on gun purchases from three days to 30 days.
According to supporters of the bill the extra time would allow a judge to strip guns and restrict them from people who family members and law enforcement believe may be a potential risk to themselves or others.
Another measure bans the possession and sale of bump stocks and 3D guns.
Two busted for impaired driving after being stopped by local lawmen.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 46 year old Dorothy Roque of Mechanic Street in Elba after being stopped for speeding on Ford Road.
After showing signs of intoxication she was charged with DWI, Speeding and refusal to take a breath test.
Roque was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Batavia Town Court on February 27th.
21 year old Alexander Kibler of School Street in Attica was subject to a traffic stop by City Police on Walnut Street in Batavia.
Officers alleged that Kibler was speeding and a subsequent investigation found him to be impaired by pot and in possession of alcohol.
He was taken into custody on counts of DWAI by Drugs, Possession of Alcohol in a motor vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Speeding.
Kibler was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for February 6th in Batavia City Court.
BID announces appointment of New Executive Director.
Barbara Dietrich has been announce as the new Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District’s Executive Director.
Beginning in 1998, Barbara started her consulting career as the President of Dietrich Consulting in Batavia starting in 1998 where she consulted as the Director of Marketing and Development for the Genesee County YWCA and Empire Tractor, among several other local agencies.
Her official start date is today.
Special DWI enforcement effort planned for the big game weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and the Village of LeRoy Police Departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving from February 1st until February 4th.
Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving and lawmen request those hosting a Super Bowl party to designate a responsible driver before the game begins.