Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 23, 2021
Governor Cuomo today is spending his last few hours in a job that he’s held since January 2011. The governor is ending his term at midnight tonight, clearing the way for current Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to become the state’s 57th governor just moments later.
Earlier this month, a report from State Attorney General Letitia James accused the governor of sexually harassing several women. Cuomo has repeatedly denied those claims, but says he thinks it’s in the best interests of everyone if he leaves office.
From the Bad Boys, Bad Girls report:
• 38-year-old Michael Kaney of Batavia: he was arrested in Alexander and charged with aggravated DWI with a BAC above .18-percent.
• 50-year-old Tammy Kozub of Akron: she was arrested by state troopers for felony possession of a controlled substance and introducing contraband to a prison. Tammy was collared at a jail in Albion.
• 30-year-old Jeremiah Williams of Oak Street in Batavia is collared at the Super 8 motel. He was wanted on multiple warrants including failure to verify his address as a registered sex offender.
Batavia drivers are seeing a slight drop in gasoline prices.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular is $3.21 two cents below last week’s average.
A man is looking to make history by becoming the first person with a disability to paddle board from the United States into Canada. Mike Shoreman started his expected 85-mile, multiple day journey from Rochester to Toronto yesterday. In 2018, Shoreman was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which is a side effect of shingles. He’s using the journey to raise awareness about the importance of helping people who are struggling with mental health issues, particularly children and young adults.