Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on May 29, 2019
Cuomo announces run for a fourth term as Governor.
Governor Cuomo will be the incumbent candidate to beat for New York State in 2022 as he announces his plans to run for a fourth term.
Cuomo, who is now 61 year old, easily won reelection last year and said yesterday he’d like to continue to serve the Empire State.
As Governor, he’s had an aggressive and sometimes controversial agenda, signing a same-sex marriage bill, pushing through a fifteen-dollar an hour minimum wage, and passing some of the strictest gun-laws in the country.
Troopers investigate a bus fire in Wyoming County.
Troopers out of Warsaw responded to a bus fire on Maxon Road off of County Route 20A yesterday morning where they located a thirty foot-long bus transporting seventeen students.
The bus operator reportedly saw smoke coming from the engine compartment and noticed a burning smell.
Students were evacuated off the bus at a residence on Maxon Road before the bus became fully engulfed with flames.
There were no injuries reported in the incident and lawmen say it is still an active investigation.
State Police net three arrests in shoplifting complaint.
Troopers out of Batavia were called to a reported larceny at the Walmart in Batavia on Sunday afternoon.
Officers apprehended 27 year old Christopher Usselman of Albion along with 27 year old Shaqueita Irvin and 19 year old Emerald Hatcher both of Batavia.
All three were charged with Class A Misdemeanor counts of Petit Larceny and were given appearance tickets for Batavia Town Court.
The Batavia Concert Band will be returning for their 94th season of public concerts in Batavia’s Centennial Park.
Concerts will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7, as well as the ever-popular July 4th Picnic in the Park sponsored by GO ART!.
In case of rain the venue will move to the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College.
Concerns over flooding have led to a State of Emergency being declared in Monroe County.
The order by County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is in effect for the entire Lake Ontario shoreline inland to Lake Road, Lakeshore Boulevard and the Lake Ontario State Parkway.
Several roads have already been closed and a no wake zone order remains in place for boaters.
Folks who live along the shoreline are being urged to keep an eye out for flooding.
The halls of the state Capitol will be busy again today as the Legislature gets back to work.
Governor Cuomo says the legalization of recreational marijuana should be a major focus of state lawmakers.
Supporters amended their proposal last week to lower the amount of pot a person could legally have and raise taxes on marijuana.
The governor made marijuana legalization part of his state budget, but it wasn’t included in the final agreement.
This year’s legislative session ends June 19th.