Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on June 19, 2019
Threats at an Orleans County School land a Batavia man in lock-up.
36 year old Eric Mcgill of Batavia has been arrested by Medina Police for allegedly threatening individuals at the Medina Central School District.
McGill allegedly called school officials last Thursday morning and threatened to cause a disturbance at the school and to cause physical harm to staff and school associates.
Multiple Law Enforcement arrived on scene and the School went into lockdown for approximately an hour.
McGill arrived in the school parking lot and initially complied with requests to leave the school grounds and with no further incident.
Mcgill was taken into custody Monday on a felony count of making a terroristic threat and disorderly conduct and was remanded to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Mcgill is also prohibited from contacting school officials or returning to the school campus.
Grief counseling is being offered for Albion High School students following the death of a classmate.
State Police say 17-year-old Brennan Moody died yesterday after a car crash on Eagle Harbor Road in Albion.
Troopers say the vehicle Moody was in left the shoulder of the road and went into a ditch before going airborne and hitting a utility pole.
Other people in the car were also hurt but are expected to survive.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Batavia Police seek assistance in identifying suspected burglars.
The Batavia Police Department is investigating a burglary at a local business and is seeking assistance from the public in identifying several individuals caught on surveillance footage.
Please contact Detective Matthew Wojtaszczyk at 585-345-6357 with any additional information.
Lawmakers will be back at work in Albany today for the final scheduled day of this year’s legislative session.
One major issue that’s still unresolved is recreational marijuana legalization.
Democrats, who have the majority in the Senate and Assembly, are working hard to strike a last-minute deal.
Negotiations between lawmakers and the governor in recent days have focused on allowing communities to opt out of the potential law and debate over how to use the tax money generated from pot sales.
Governor Cuomo has said he’ll sign a bill if it gets to his desk.
It looks like a bill allowing casinos to accept sports wagers over the internet likely won’t pass before the end of the legislative session.
The measure cleared the Senate earlier this week, but isn’t scheduled to come up for a vote in the Assembly.
Opponents of the bill say the main issue is the constitutionality of internet sports wagering.
Gamblers will still be able to place their bets in person at casinos.