Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 11, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a bus tour aimed at rallying lawmakers towards a so-called “red flag” gun bill. Speaking in the Bronx outside of Evander Childs High School this morning, Cuomo called the issue of school shootings an ongoing social crisis. He previously announced his desire to see a law that would empower police, teachers, and family members towards petitioning a judge if they feel an individual in possession of a gun could be a danger. The governor accused the federal government of being uninterested in solving the problem, specifically mentioning President Trump, and Republican association with the NRA.
Batavia Police are going before city council tonight with funding requests to help deal with increasing violence on the streets.
The police department is asking for $20,000 to purchase four additional portable surveillance cameras.
One was used recently on the south side that helped identify suspects in a fatal stabbing and shooting.
Police are also asking council to fund the transportation and outfitting of a military surplus armored vehicle. He cost is estimated at around $15,000. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has offered to pay half.
A Bank Street man jailed for allegedly to slug a 7-11 clerk with a rock.
32 year old Joseph Berry of Bank Street was charged with second degree Harassment and Menacing with a Weapon.
He was locked up in lieu of $2,500 bail.
The city is holding a public information meeting this Thursday on the construction of a Pedestrian Way improvement project. The work involves replacing existing sidewalks along portions of State Street, Washington and Richmond Avenues and Bank Street. The meeting will be held this Thursday from 5 until 7 at City Hall.