Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 9, 2019

Chris Collins (R-NY27th Dist)

Congressman Chris Collins says he will stop his own paychecks during the partial government shutdown.
Collins, a multi-millionaire businessman under indictment for insider stock trading, says it’s unfair to accept his federal pay while essential federal workers have their pay delayed.
Collins accused congressional democrats of using federal employees as pawns in a political dispute over a southern border wall.

36 year old Joshua Dibble, who claims to be homeless, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property.
Batavia Police say Dibble stole $6,000 worth of property from a Liberty Street business.
He is being held in County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.


Astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Students at Pembroke Central School engaged in an out-of-this-world experience.
16 students were selected to talk with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station yesterday.
Astronaut David Saint-Jacques fielded questions from the students for almost 10 minutes:

The Pembroke students began preparations last April for yesterday’s space talk.

State lawmakers are back in Albany today for the start of 2019 legislative session.
There are a lot of issues for them to consider including ethics reform, universal healthcare, recreational marijuana and gun control.
Those bills were never voted on by the Republican-controlled Senate last year but Democrats now have control of both houses in Albany.

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