Evening News Briefing

Written by on July 10, 2019

Governor Andrew Cuomo, standing along the parade route for today’s ticker tape celebration for the U.S. Women’s soccer team, has signed a bill that would mandate equal pay for men and women soccer players in New York. The 28 members of the U.S. women’s team filed a class action lawsuit in March against their employer — the United States Soccer Federation. They claim the USSF pays female players less than members of the U.S. men’s team in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act. Cuomo’s bill would force the federation to pay women the same salary that men make when doing business or playing games in New York.

A man lives after going over Niagara Falls. It happened yesterday on the Canadian side of the falls. He climbed over a retaining wall and plunging nearly 200 feet. Officers found the man sitting on a rock at the bottom.
He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A campaign to draft Batavia’s David Bellavia to make another run for congress is gaining some momentum.
Bellavia’s former political consultant, Michael Caputo, says the recent Medal of Honor recipient could best serve the country in New York’s 27th Congressional District.
That seat is now occupied by fellow Republican Chris Collins.
Caputo says several GOP leaders in all seven counties of the 27th district, including Genesee County, have launched a “Draft Bellavia Campaign.”

The Batavia Muckdogs were ready to return home tonight with a clean sweep of their series against the State College Spikes …then – along came Machado.
Jonatan Machado crushed a two out, three-run home run and erased a Batavia lead and gave the Spikes a 6 to 5 that held up to win the game.
The Dogs remain in first place in their division and take on the Lowell Spinners tonight at Dwyer Stadium.

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