Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 24, 2018

The number of flu cases in Genesee County this season is nearly four times the number of confirmed cases a year ago.
Health Department Director Paul Petit says there have been 149 confirmed cases of the flu in Genesee County this so far this season.
Last year at this time the number of confirmed cases was just 38.
Petit says the local increase parallels the increase in the flu across New York State and the nation.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia)


Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) releases a report with recommendations to combat domestic violence.
In his recent travels around the state, Hawley said he heard stories straight from the victims…

The woman said she had experienced domestic violence throughout her life, with her parents while she was a child and with two failed marriages as an adult.
A complete report of the domestic violence forums and the legislative recommendations is available HERE.


The corruption trial of a top aide to Governor Cuomo resumes today in Manhattan Federal Court. Westchester Democrat, Joe Percoco, is accused of extortion and bribery in exchange for political favors. John Koehny of Reinvent New York says it was impossible to say “no” to Percoco because a call from him was considered the same as getting a call from the Governor. His lawyers told jurors that calls Percoco made on behalf of donors were procedural and that money he and his wife got from Upstate developers was legitimate and was reported.

Kids as young as 12 could soon hunt deer with a rifle..
The state Senate has passed the bill which would require 12 year olds to be supervised while handling a firearm.
Senators Rob Ortt and Michael Ranzenhofer co-sponsored the bill which is being heavily criticized.
The bill still has to make it through the Democrat controlled Assembly.

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