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Written by on August 31, 2018

Governor open to hearing people’s opinions on legal pot.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a series of listening sessions across New York allowing public input on the budding issue of pro pot programs through the State.
Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon raised the issue during their televised debate at Hofstra University Wednesday…

The 15 listening sessions come following a Health Department study commissioned by Cuomo which showed that the positive economic and social effects of legalizing marijuana for recreational use outweigh the negative aspects of legal weed.
There is a session scheduled on October 3rd in Buffalo and another the following day in Rochester.

Fight with lawmen on the Rez lands a woman in lock up.
Following a report of property damage at a Meadville Road address on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation 26 year old Rachel Solomon was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Solomon allegedly damaged someone else’s property then while she was holding a child she allegedly resisted arrest and kicked a Sheriff’s Deputy.
She was remanded to the Genesee County Jail on $2,000 bail in and is expected to appear on October 4th in Alabama Town Court.

Troopers arrest Trio of Medina women for Welfare Fraud.
27 year old Brittany Osby-Turner, 42 year old Sara Fraiser and another unnamed 18 year old female resident in Medina were all arrested by State Police out of Albion following multiple fraud investigations.
Osby-Turner was charged with Felony count of the charge and Both Fraiser and the 18 year old were charged with a Class A Misdemeanor count of Welfare Fraud.
All three were released with appearance tickets.

Tops to close 10 more stores amid restructuring.
The financially troubled Tops Markets has announced it is closing 10 under-performing stores.
Fortunately the Tops locations in Batavia and LeRoy were not named in the closures.
Tops filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and is in the midst of a financial restructuring.

The Muckdogs split double header against Mahoning Valley.
The Batavia Ball Team lost 1 to 2 in the first match against the Scrappers but came back in the second to win 1 to nothing.
They finish their three game series with Mahoning Valley tonight and return home to Dwyer Stadium to finish their regular season against the Auburn Doubledays with a series of day games all starting at 1:05 p.m.
You can hear the final three home games live right here on WBTA.

The Buffalo Bills end their preseason with a big comeback.
They rallied in the fourth quarter last night, beating the Chicago Bears 28 to 27.
A-J McCarron returned from injury by throwing three touchdown passes, including the game winning score to Keith Towbridge with just seconds left.
Bills coach Sean McDermott still hasn’t said who will be the starting quarterback going forward.
The Bills start their regular season September 9th against the Baltimore Ravens.

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