Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 7, 2018
The House Ethics Committee is taking a closer look at Western New York Congressman Chris Collins.
The Buffalo News reports a special committee will review allegations made against Collins and will figure out if he needs to be punished by the entire House.
One potential penalty could see him being expelled.
Collins has already suspended his re-election campaign after being arrested on federal charges related to fraud.
His spokesman hasn’t commented on this new development.
New York State is running out of time to remove I Love New York tourism signs from the Thruway. If they’re not taken down by September 30th, the state won’t get the money back from a 14 million dollar fine the government handed down. The Federal Highway Administration says the signs could potentially distract drivers, but state officials disagree.
The Buffalo Bills hope to get the new NFL season started in a positive way. They’ll be taking on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon.
Quarterback Nathan Peterman will be leading the Bills onto the field as their starting quarterback.
He beat out rookie Josh Allen for that job during the preseason.
Kickoff Sunday is at 1PM
The Batavia Muckdogs General Manager says the Dogs will be back in Batavia next year but he will not be.
Dave Chase said he will not return as General Manager for the 2019 season. He said he had a one year deal with the NYP league, the owner of the Muckdogs, and he finished that year.
Football double header on tap tonight on WBTA.
On our main channels, we follow the Batavia High School Blue Devils to Livonia. Game time with Bob Brown and Paul Spiotta is 7:30PM.
Over on WBTAi2, our Scott Ripley will bring you LeRoy hosting Wellsville.
Game time on WBTAi2 is also 7:30PM.