Evening News Briefing

Written by on June 7, 2019

The Genesee County Farmers Market opened today.
The market is located in the parking lot off of Bank Street and Alva Place.
The market through the end of October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 4pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm.
Read more on this story HERE.

There’s some good news for folks who live along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
The International Joint Commission says it believes record-high water levels may have peaked.
They also expect those levels to decrease soon due to near-record outflows from the lake and the dry weather that’s in the forecast.

The State Senate has given the green light to several new limousine safety laws.
The measures are aimed at preventing a tragedy similar to the one in Schoharie last October that left 20 people dead.
If approved, drivers would have to undergo drug and alcohol testing, seatbelts would be required in all stretch limos with nine or more passengers.
A state hotline, website and app would also have to be set up so people can file complaints against potentially dangerous limousines.
The legislation must still be approved by the Assembly and signed by the governor to take effect.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports today that a county jail inmate has been charged with Criminal Mischief.
The sheriff says that 31 year old Kevin Waleski of Batavia plugged the toilet in his holding cell, causing a flood that shorted out the electronics of the inmate phone system. Waleski continues to be held in jail, this time, without bail.

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