Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 23, 2022
A real life case of Storage Wars in Livingston County.
But there was no legal auction.
Deputies slapped metal bracelets on 24 year-old Brandon W. Lee of Rochester.
Lee is charged with breaking into storage lockers in then Towns of Leicester and Avon by cutting the locks and helping himself to the contents.
The thefts occurred last August.
Lee is behind bars with bail set at $10,000.
The latest numbers show that online sports wagering is continuing to be a big success in New York.
From the period between the launch of mobile sports betting on January 8th and Super Bowl Sunday, New Yorkers wagered nearly $2.5-billion on games.
That means the state has collected more than $78-million in taxes.
The most popular operator used to place bets was Caesars Sportsbook followed by FanDuel.
The Buffalo Sabres are not exactly a sure bet. The Sabres continue their road trip tonight as they look to put an end to their current three-game losing streak. The Sabres are taking on the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal. Buffalo is coming off of a seven-to-three loss at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday and currently sit in seventh place in the Atlantic Division.
Another Republican candidate has announced his bid to become New York’s next governor. Businessman Harry Wilson says he’ll be at the State Republican Party convention which starts on Monday.
Other candidates are also seeking the GOP nomination in the governor’s race. They include Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin, Andrew Giuliani, son of the former New York Mayor Rudy and Rob Astorino, who ran for governor in 2014 and lost.
Also from the Political Desk, Congressman Chris Jacobs has the endorsement of the Orleans County Conservative Party in his bid to win the recently gerrymandered 24th congressional district.
Jacobs, a supporter of Donald Trump, already has the endorsement of the Orleans, Monroe and Wyoming County GOP committees.