Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 15, 2022
Temperatures expected to reach 50-degrees coupled with rain have triggered a Flash Flood Watch for tomorrow through Friday.
The Watch extends to all of Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties.
Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. The National Weather Service say significant warming ahead of a slow moving cold front will result in a major melt down of a large portion of the extensive snow pack over the region.
Some new data shows that online sports betting has been a massive success in the Empire State so far. Since January 8th, New Yorkers have placed nearly $2-billion in wagers using companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel among others. .As a result, more than $70-million in tax revenue has been generated for New York. Officials say those funds will go towards several programs including ones that support education, youth sports and treatment and recovery services.
A Batavia woman pleads guilty to a charge of Grand Larceny from a welfare fraud case. 34 year old Christina Jones is accused of receiving more than 17-thousands dollars in SNAP benefits she was not entitled to. Investigators said the father of one of Jones children was living in the home and was gainfully employed. Jones admitted she failed to report that information.
On the political front: Governor Hochul has picked up the endorsement of one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers as she looks to win a full four-year term in office. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is throwing her support behind the governor, saying that Hochul is a proven leader and has strongly defended abortion rights.
One of the biggest names in country music has announced plans to perform in in Genesee County later this year.
Jason Aldean will be taking the stage at the Darien Lake Amphitheater on Saturday, August 27th. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at ten a-m through Live Nation