Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 11, 2023
The New York Gun law that allows the state to ban guns from churches, playgrounds and Times Square was brought in front of the Supreme Court while an appeals court reviewed it. The Supreme Court, while the issue is being looked at by the appeals court, has decided to allow it to be enforced. Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas issued a statement saying that the Supreme Court would respect the Federal Appeals Court’s work rather than weighing in on the case. The case may go before the Supreme Court for a decision as both Justices said it “presents novel and serious questions.” The law was put into place as a response to the Supreme Court striking down part of New York’s concealed carry application process. It has been declared unconstitutional by several judges in New York and then appealed.
The City of Rochester may be rethinking their 2020 decision to remove school resource officers from the city schools after the shooting at Franklin Educational Campus on Monday. Former Police Chief and Mayor Bob Duffy, now head of the chamber of commerce, said that in 1999 a shooting was prevented by having armed officers in place when people were planning to come into the school and open fire. Officers were removed from the schools in 2020 over anti police sentiment. Teachers who spoke anonymously said that they would feel much safer if they had School Resource Officers back in the buildings.
The Genesee county Health Department is looking for information about a dog that bit a person on the corner of St Marks and North Streets in Le Roy Tuesday at 4:30pm. The dog was described as a brown, pit bull/boxer mix. The owner was walking their dog on a leash and the victim was walking towards the owner. As the victim was walking past the dog, the dog jumped up and bit the victim on their left, upper arm. After the incident, the owner proceeded towards Church Street. The Health Department wants to ascertain whether the dog has rabies or not. If you have any information please call 585 344 2580 extension 5555.
A concert that was postponed in November will be held in the next 2 weeks. The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will hold its Fall Concert on January 22nd at 4 pm. It will be at the Oakfield Alabama High School. The Ensemble is led by conductor Philip Briatico. The program contains songs from musicals, movies and classical pieces. Tickets are 10 dollars for an adult, 8 for seniors and 5 for students. Children 5 and under get in free.
The Buffalo Bills announced safety Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. On Monday, Hamlin was released from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and returned to Buffalo. Kaleida Health later released a statement that confirmed Hamlin was transferred to Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. In the statement released Wednesday, the Bills said Hamlin went through a comprehensive medical evaluation as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular testing. He will continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills.
Buffalo Bills announced the team has activated the practice window for safety Micah Hyde and wide receiver Jamison Crowder. According to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Hyde and Crowder will both practice Wednesday. They will not play this week but there is a chance they could return in the future if the Bills win Sunday. The Bills are set to return to Highmark Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m. to take on the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs.