Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 17, 2019
Congressman Chris Collins reportedly just lent $500,000 out of pocket to finance his own potential 2020 re-election run.
According to a Twitter post, Collins said the financing was to make sure his campaign has enough resources to get his message out although he has not yet made a decision about his future in politics.
The incumbent Republican for New York’s 27th District will also stand trial for federal insider trading charges in February.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Orleans, Monroe and Livingston counties.
The Excessive Heat Watch will be in effect from noon Friday until early Saturday evening. The watch estimates that heat index values will be as high as 110 degrees.
Young children and elderly adults are the most vulnerable in these high temperatures. Car temperatures can also reach dangerous levels in minutes.
The ICE raids anticipated across the nation are now underway in Western New York.
ICE raids are taking place in Orleans County.
Immigration officials picked up an alleged undocumented immigrant referred to by family as “Antonio” while he was on his way to work Tuesday morning in Albion.
According to his wife, the man has lived in the United States for over 15 years in hopes of starting a better life.
ICE also came to the wife’s Albion home to detain her as well on Tuesday.
Governor Cuomo signed a bill that raises the age to purchase tobacco products in New York State.
People now must be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The previous minimum age to purchase these products was 18.
Governor Cuomo said the new legislation is aimed at counteracting irresponsible marketing campaigns that target young people.
The law is expected go into effect in a few months.
A scratch-off winner from Brockport will be presented with a one million dollar award.
The new Monroe County millionaire recently hit the jackpot on a Ruby Red scratch-off ticket.
Yolanda Vega from the New York Lottery will deliver a one million dollar prize to the Brockport man.
The award ceremony will occur at Barber’s Grill and Tap Room on Main Street in Brockport, which is where the man bought the winning ticket.