Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 10, 2019
Local lawyer David Saleh has been named part-time Batavia City Court judge.
In accepting the judgeship, Saleh must give up his post as City Republican Party Chairman.
Saleh replaces Durin Rogers who was elected to the full time Batavia City Court judge in November.
Rogers’ term is for 10 years, Saleh will serve a six year term beginning January 1st
City Council unanimously approved Saleh’s appointment last night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow. It takes effect at 5AM and covers all of Genesee County and Northern Erie County. It is set to expire at 7 tomorrow night.
The weather service predicts lake effect and blowing snow with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds may gust up to 40 miles per hour.
Former Republican Congressman Chris Collins has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission following a guilty plea on federal insider trading charges.
As part of the deal, the ex-27th District representative can no longer be on the board of a publicly traded company.
His son Cameron will have to pay back over 634-thousand dollars for his part in the scheme and Stephen Zarsky, whose daughter is engaged to Collins’ son Cameron, will need to hand over 159-thousand dollars.
A new report is showing some encouraging signs in the fight against the opioid crisis.
Data shows opioid overdose deaths outside of New York City have dropped for the first time since 2009.
The Department of Health says opioid-related fatalities dropped from 21-hundred in 2017 to 18-hundred in 2018