Afternoon News Brief

Written by on January 4, 2021

Chris Jacobs (R-NY 27)

Chris Jacobs calls it the honor of his life, being sworn in as New York’s 27th District Congressman.
Jacobs took the oath of office in Washington yesterday.
He is beginning his first full, two year term representing Genesee County and much of Western New York.
Jacobs says his focus will be on rebuilding Western New York’s economy, supporting small business and farmers and investing in new infrastructure.

New York State lawmakers will be getting back to work this week as a new legislative session is set to begin. Members of the Senate and Assembly are going to convene on Wednesday with most of their discussions likely taking place virtually. Talks over the next few months are expected to center on several issues including increasing taxes on wealthy Empire State residents and recreational marijuana legalization. Governor Cuomo will lay out his plans for the year ahead during his State of the State address Wednesday.

On the bad boys report:
18 year old Dylan Pehrson of Batavia charged with felony grand larceny among other charges.
Batavia police they were called to a domestic dispute where Pherson allegedly took items from his victim by force and then smashed them.

38 year old William Kapelke  facing a slew of charges following a domestic dispute that became physical.
Deputies say Kapelke allegedly choked his wife in front of the couple’s child, who was under the age of 17.
Kapelke was arraigned on the charges…then released on his own recognizance.

Our weekly gasoline price check –down two cents a gallon, on average, in Batavia. Current average: $2.27 a gallon, last week $2.25. according to Triple A

In the unlikely event you haven’t heard:
The Buffalo Bills cap off a historic regular season with a huge win against a division rival. Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 224 yards and tossed three touchdowns as Buffalo dominated the Miami Dolphins 56 to 26 at Bills Stadium yesterday. Allen also set team records for touchdown passes, completions and passing yards as Buffalo secured the number-two seed in the AFC playoffs. Up next is a home postseason game against the Indianapolis Colts this Saturday afternoon.


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