Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 5, 2021
The Judiciary Committee of the New York State is giving Governor Cuomo until August 13th to submit the evidence in the Governor’s defense against sexual harassment complaints.
The committee is close to concluding its work and possibly moves toward articles of impeachment against the governor.
All of this comes after a report this week by the state attorney general that accuses the governor of sexually harassing numerous women.
Cuomo denies the allegations and has no plans to resign.
Multiple district attorneys have opened criminal investigations into the Democratic governor.
A former substitute teacher in Dansville now faces new charges in Batavia. Police arrested 29-year-old Derek Hagen and charged him with a felony count using a child in a sexual performance. Last week, he was charged with two counts of child pornography. Court action is pending.
Starting this Tuesday, sections of the Center Street lot in Batavia will be closed for paving operations.
The work will be performed August 10th, during the business day between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is weather-dependent.
New York’s statewide COVID positivity rate has taken a decent decline in the past day. Officials say the rate is now 2.57%, down from 3.47% the day before. While that’s good news, there is less encouraging news. Officials say 50 more people have been hospitalized and 14 others have been admitted to Intensive Care. Seven new virus-related deaths have also been reported.
The GLOW Corporate Cup 5K begins tonight in Batavia.
Over 700 runners have registered for the race that begins at 6p.m.on Richmond Ave. across from the State School for the Blind.
Proceeds from the race benefit to the GLOW Region YMCA.