Weekend News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on January 4, 2020
State Police based out of Batavia report the arrest of an Albion man on multiple felony charges after he allegedly fired a rifle into a sports bar in the Town of Carlton.
The incident occurred at Roadies Pizzeria and Sports Bar on Oak Orchard Road at around 11:30 Thursday night.
Troopers took 52 year old Scott Foley of Albion into custody for allegedly firing his Stag Arms rifle from his car into the restaurant.
Officers say Foley was drunk at the time.
Fortunately no one was injured and Foley was taken into custody without incident.
The weapon was recovered on scene and Foley has been jailed on $100,000 bail.
The Genesee county Sheriff’s Office says residents should keep their cars locked, especially when parked overnight.
Deputies say they have received several complaints over the past week involving the theft of vehicles and articles left in vehicles parked in private driveways and lots.
The majority of the thefts have occurred in the overnight hours.
New York Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is stepping down after his New Year’s Eve DWI arrest.
Kolb announced on Friday that he would not be leaving the Assembly, but stepping down from his post as minority leader.
Kolb was arrested after crashing into a ditch near his home upstate on Tuesday night.
He issued a statement taking full responsibility, saying that he deeply regrets his actions, and that he’s seeking professional help to heal and address the challenges he and his family are facing.
The legal battle over the special election in the 27th Congressional District has reached State Supreme Court.
Last week, a judge in Rochester delayed the state GOP’s request to order Governor Cuomo to quickly set a date to fill the seat left open by the resignation of ex-Congressman Chris Collins.
The Buffalo News reports the judge adjourned the case until January 13th after the assistant attorney general in charge of the Rochester-area office said he was only given the case yesterday.
The governor has hinted he’d like the special election to be April 28th, the same day as New York’s presidential primary.
Governor Cuomo is continuing to reveal some of the key issues he’ll be discussing during next week’s State of the State address.
The governor says he’ll propose banning the sale of so-called “ghost guns” to people who can’t legally have firearms.
Those weapons are sold as a kit that needs to be assembled.
The governor says New York has the toughest gun laws in the country, but people still find ways around them.