Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 13, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued a severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 o’clock tonight.
The Watch extends to Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming counties and all of Western New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a dominant lead over “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic primary race. A new Siena College survey shows the two-term incumbent outpolling Nixon 61-percent to 26-percent. Siena pollsters say the actress hasn’t gained any ground in the past two months.
The Batavia Muckdogs are gearing up for the start of their season with some of last season’s ball players returning.
The new Muckdogs Manager Mike Jacobs just arrived in town
They play their first game of the season this Friday in Auburn and begin with their home opener in Batavia on Monday the 18th.
You can hear the game live here on WBTA beginning with the first pitch Monday night at 7:05.
A bill is on Governor Cuomo’s desk banning the use of tanning devices for people under 18. Doctors say artificial tanning raises the risk of skin cancer. In New York alone, five-thousand cases of melanoma could be diagnosed this year. If the governor signs the bill, the state would be the 16th in the country to have legislation like this.