Morning News Briefing

Written by on May 1, 2019

Photo by The Batavian

One suspect sought following Police pursuit of ATV’s in Batavia.
Police were called to Union Avenue near Oak Street for two subjects riding ATVs in the street before beginning pursuit of the two ATV’s sometime last night.
One of the riders was stopped and the other fled leading to a high speed chase down North Street.
According to reports the subject reached speeds of 55 mph on their three-wheeler while blasting through a red light at Oak Street and Richmond Ave.
The subject reportedly abandoned the three-wheeler in a wooded area off Naramore Drive and fled on foot.
Officers found the suspects shoe that had apparently fallen off and Police reported having one subject in custody who described the driver of the ATV as a white male named Josh.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Fire in LeRoy reported this morning with injuries.
The first call came in around 6 o’clock this morning for a house fire at 9536 Bernd Road in LeRoy with the residence reportedly “full of smoke.”
Le Roy, Bergen, Stafford, and the City of Batavia Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene.
A husband and wife evacuated however the female occupant suffered burns and was transported to UMMC for treatment.
The fire appears to have started in the bedroom, according to the chief on scene.
The fire is under investigation.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing back against President Trump’s criticism of an investigation of the NRA.
Cuomo wouldn’t comment as to the specifics of the investigation, but he didn’t hold back his criticism of the organization.

Cuomo said state Attorney General Letitia James is well within her jurisdiction since the gun rights group is chartered in New York.
On Saturday, the attorney general’s office announced they had issued subpoenas and started their inquiry into the NRA’s finances.
President Trump says the NRA is under siege from Cuomo and James, adding they’re illegally using the state’s legal apparatus to target the group.

State lawmakers have passed legislation to ban toys made with toxic chemicals.
It would require manufacturers to tell state regulators if a toy has hazardous materials in it, like lead.
Then beginning in 2023, toys with certain toxic chemicals would be completely prohibited.
Opponents say the legislation would hurt businesses in the region.
The bill now heads to Governor Cuomo’s desk.


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