Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 24, 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo is introducing a bill that would ban the use of single-use plastic bags in New York State. Cuomo says plastic bags are “a blight” that takes a devastating toll on streets, water and natural resources. The bill would exempt garment bags, trash bags or any bags used to wrap or contain certain foods such as sliced meats and fruits. If approved, the measure would go into effect next January 1st.

A GoFundMe campaign is raising money to cover funeral expenses for the mother and son who died last week in Kendall.
Joan Jo Gilman and her 14-year-old son “RJ” likely died from a gas leak caused by propane appliances used to heat the house after National Grid shut off their power.
The fundraising campaign has already raised three-thousand-dollars of the ten-thousand-dollar goal.

The financially troubled Tops Markets wants to pay its top executives three and a half million dollars in Bonuses.
The Buffalo News reports that the bonus plan would reward Tops CEO Frank Curci more than 1.3-million dollars in bonuses if the company exceeds certain financial targets. Tops filed for bankruptcy in February.

Jessie Polito
PHOTO: LeRoy PD

LeRoy Police have collared a purse snatcher.
40 year old Jessie Polito of Rochester was arrested following a lengthy investigation that started last October.
Polito is accused of stealing a purse containing credit cards and running up purchases in Monroe County.
Police used video surveillance to track down Poilito.
He is charged with three counts of Grand Larceny.


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