Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 9, 2022
In the New York State Elections Governor Hochul managed to pull out a win against challenger Lee Zeldin 53 to 47 percent. Hochul can now start her first officially elected term as Governor. Down ballot Letitia James, Thomas Dinapoli and Charles Schumer stayed in their positions. Proposition 1 the Clean Air and Water Bill passed with 69 percent of the vote. George Borello won the newly created 57th district and Stephen Hawley won in the 139th district. Nationally the control of the house and senate are still up in the air as key races have yet to be called.
A federal judge has blocked parts of the concealed carry law that prohibits licensed gun owners from carrying on certain properties. District Court Judge Glenn Suddaby said the law invoked “unprecedented constitutional violations” and granted a partial preliminary injunction in favor of Gun Owners of America, forcing the state to immediately cease enforcement of parts of the law, which was signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul in July. Suddaby ruled the state can still prevent people from carrying guns in Times Square, public playgrounds, libraries, nurseries and preschools. But he ruled that mental hospitals, places of worship, public parks, zoos, theaters, conference centers, protests and bars are no longer off limits for people with a concealed carry permit. Another section of the law that required concealed carry applicants to disclose social media accounts for review and be subject to assessment of “good moral character” was also blocked.
Incumbent Democrat and Congressman Joe Morelle has declared victory in the 25th Congressional District. Morelle was taking on Republican and former Rochester police chief La’Ron Singletary. However, Singletary is refusing to concede and his campaign put out a statement calling for an investigation into what it claims are unprecedented irregularities in the election process. The 25th District covers portions of both Monroe and Wayne counties.
39 year old Oakfield man, Ricardo Castillo was charged with 1st and 3rd degree rape after an investigation into the incident in Sheldon on October 26th. He was arrested as the result of a joint investigation by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. Castillo was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and ordered held on $100,000 bail.
3 third place prizes in the powerball lottery were won in Western NY. Each of them worth 50 thousand dollars. The tickets were bought at 2 7-11s in Buffalo and a Kwik Fill in Cheektowaga. The historically high 2 billion dollar winning ticket was sold in Altadena California. You can check your numbers on the New York Lotto App, 22 other 1 million dollar prizes are still up for grabs.
Western NY police departments are warning drivers not to warm up their cars once the weather turns cold. They say that even if you can remote start the car and keep the key fob with you you should lock your doors and remove valuables and perhaps get a steering wheel lock. There have been a rash of car thefts in recent months and people leaving their vehicles unattended are prime targets. Cheektowaga and Tonawanda police are starting stop thefts campaigns and trying to get the word out to residents.
The losing streak of the Buffalo Sabres is now at three games following a disappointing defeat on home ice. Tage Thompson had the lone goal for Buffalo as they were beaten by the Arizona Coyotes four-to-one at KeyBank Center last night. Sabres goaltender Eric Comrie was only able to stop 20 of the 23 shots he faced in the contest. Up next for Buffalo is another home game Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights.