Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 28, 2021
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is being charged with a misdemeanor in what a state spokesperson is calling a “sex crime case.” This follows a criminal probe that stemmed from a number of women who accuse the former Democratic governor of inappropriate sexual conduct. Reports indicate the charge relates to allegations of “forcible touching” and an arrest warrant is being issued by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. Cuomo resigned in August as state lawmakers were preparing impeachment proceedings.
The charge accuses Cuomo of forcibly touching a woman whose name will reportedly be redacted. More information is expected to come out this afternoon from Albany Criminal Court. Meanwhile, the Albany District Attorney’s Office says it is still investigating and this charge isn’t related to that.
A note for area motorists: a portion of Route 490 westbound will be closed from late tonight until early tomorrow for roadwork.
The highway will close at exit 2, that’s Byron/Bergen, at 11 o’clock tonight through 5 a.m. Friday morning. Detours will be posted. The work includes new overhead signage at the LeRoy Exit 47 interchange.
State Attorney General Letitia James will be revealing soon whether she’ll be running for governor next year. An adviser to the AG said in a statement yesterday that James’ announcement would be made in the coming days. Recent polls showed that James would lose in a potential head-to-head matchup against Governor Hochul if she seeks the Democratic nomination.
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is the recipient of fundraising proceeds from Batavia Downs.
The Downs hosted a fundraising dinner back in September to benefit the coalition. The money raised came from the sponsorship of races, direct donations, raffles and auction.
Today the Downs presented a check to the Breast Cancer Coalition in the amount of $19,650.