Evening News Briefing

Written by on June 6, 2019

Fire, believed caused by a faulty space heater, damages a home this morning on Horseshoe Lake Road in Stafford.

Assistant Stafford Fire Chief Mark Dougherty said one woman was home at the time:

The occupant was treated at the scene for a minor injury.
A cat perished in the fire, another is unaccounted for.
The home was declared uninhabitable. The resident is staying with family.

Governor Cuomo says his heart is broken by the tragic deadly training crash at West Point this morning. Cuomo put out a statement saying we pray for a speedy recovery for those involved. A West Point Cadet was killed, 20 other cadets and two active members of the military were injured when an armored military truck flipped over. This happened around 6:45 this morning during a summer training exercise on Route 293 and the Camp Natural Bridge, the training site for cadets.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia is fighting driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Hawley of Batavia calls the bill granting driver’s licenses to undocumented individuals dangerous and unpopular with state residents.
Hawley said when polled, the issue is opposed by 61 percent of the public statewide.

The Buffalo Sabres have formally introduced the 19th coach in franchise history.
59 year old Ralph Krueger said he’s already exchanged messages with several players and is in the process of putting his staff together.
Krueger hasn’t coached in the NHL since leading the Edmonton Oilers during the 2012-2013 season.
The Sabres are in the midst of a long playoff drought.

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