Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on September 27, 2019
49 year old Andrew Said, a Buffalo native who allegedly led police in pursuit from Rochester to Batavia last year appeared in Genesee County Court for a plea agreement on an Alford basis.
Said was apprehended in Batavia in August of last year after he was pursued by police as a suspected shoplifter and a high speed chase ensued.
He entered a guilty plea to attempted assault in the first degree in Genesee County Court on Wednesday afternoon in exchange for a guaranteed prison term of no more than 10 years.
Said entered his plea on an Alford basis which means he would not admit to the allegations against him in court but acknowledged he would likely be found guilty if his case went to trial.
Warsaw resident busted with drugs in a Bergen traffic stop.
Deputies took 36 year old Dain Kilian of Saltval Road Warsaw into custody after he was stopped on Clinton Street Road in Bergen just after midnight last night.
He was stopped for allegedly having an inadequate exhaust and was found in possession of two different controlled substances.
Kilian was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance along with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and a vehicle infraction.
He was released with an appearance ticket for October 9th in Bergen Town Court.
A Wyoming County man is behind bars on a count of rape.
23 year old Grayson Finnin of Perry is accused of raping and choking a woman at his Perry residence Wednesday.
He is facing a count of Rape in the first degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing following investigation by the Perry Police Department and was committed to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Governor Cuomo wants to include menthol in the ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids.
The governor says he made the decision after looking at the recommendations made by State Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker.
Cuomo is now calling on the Public Health and Health Planning Council to hold an emergency meeting to add menthol to the current ban.
The governor says New York can’t sit back and wait for the federal government to take action.
The Buffalo Bills will look to remain unbeaten this weekend, but a familiar foe stands in their path.
The Bills are hosting the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at New Era Field.
Like the Bills, the Patriots are also three-and-oh start to the season.
Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for one p-m.
Governor Cuomo has signed off on legislation that gives New Yorkers until February 14th to register for the state’s presidential primaries.
The deadline had been October 11th.
The presidential primary in New York is on April 28th.