Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on August 12, 2019
Nate McMurray is officially making another bid for Congress.
Over the weekend, he announced his candidacy for the 27th Congressional District.
McMurray requested an interview with our news partner The Batavian soon after the announcement, where he revealed his intention to stand against President Trump and seek his impeachment if elected…
Visit TheBatavian.com for the full interview.
Last year, the Democrat lost to Republican Congressman Chris Collins in a closely contested race.
Collins hasn’t said yet if he’ll run for re-election in 2020.
He’s currently awaiting trial on federal insider trading charges.
A Rochester resident arrested for harassment on Bank Street in Batavia.
City Police took 27 year old Carlos Flores into custody on a count of second degree Harassment following a reported incident at 16 Bank Street late last night.
Flores was accused of gesturing to threaten another person during a verbal dispute and was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for City Court on August 20th.
Also from the Batavia Police Blotter for this morning.
39 year old Carrie Stewart of Church Road in Darien and 26 year old Cody Proefrock of Liberty Street Batavia were both busted in separate incidents for petit larceny after stealing from a local business located in the plaza in the 400 block of East Main Street in the City.
52 year old Darrell Smith of Highland Parkway was also arrested for Criminal Mischief following a domestic incident at a Prune Street address.
All three were released with appearance tickets for City Court at a later date
The Batavia Police and Genesee County Probation Departments have teamed up to warn citizens of the potential dangers associated with the possession of BB and Airsoft guns.
The concern comes from how close BB and Airsoft guns appear to actual firearms, especially if they have been modified to appear more realistic.
Airsoft guns are generally shipped with an orange tip to help distinguish them from actual firearms, but both police and probation have encountered guns which have been painted to appear real.
Officials say parents and children should always treat these items as firearms and state law requires children under 16 should only be in possession and using them with under supervision adding that it is also illegal to possess them on school grounds.
Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing a new bill to regulate body armor.
The Senate Minority Leader says the legislation would require the FBI to approve body armor sales to civilians.
Earlier this month, a gunman wearing body armor shot and killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio.
Any approved restrictions wouldn’t apply to law enforcement.
Schumer says he’s planning to introduce the measure when the Senate reconvenes.