Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 6, 2018

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Lawmen from across Genesee County are in Batavia this afternoon training for a situation they hope never to face.
Officers from multiple local agencies are training at the State School for the Blind to deal with an active shooter.
Batavia Police spokesman Marc Lawrence says the training is as real as it gets

The training has been going on for the past two weeks.


National Grid reports just a handful of customers, fewer than 11, still have no power in Genesee County. The utility says the lights should be back on for everyone in the county by early evening.
Our of National Grid’s 1.6-million customers across New York State, 8-thosuand are still without power from this week’s wind storm.


The financially troubled Genesee County YWCA is making some progress.
It has been learned that the YW will resume its after-school programs at all of its regular sites beginning on Monday.
Calls to the YW’s Crisis Care Hotline are being answered by the Niagara County program which also helped in getting the local after school programs back up and running.


New York State is now requiring all new or recently renovated public restrooms to have diaper-changing stations.
Governor Cuomo says the law supports equal parenting and ensures all New Yorkers can give their children the care they need.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she never forgets the stress of being out in public in desperate need of a changing area for her children and not being able to find one.

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