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Written by WBTA STAFF on October 22, 2018
Cuomo being challenged for a debate between candidates.
Governor Cuomo is apparently dodging a legitimate debate between candidates according to Republican Challenger Marc Molinaro.
Cuomo was questioned by a New York City radio station Friday morning as to why he has been refusing to debate.
The Dutchess County Executive said he was disappointed with the Governors response and last minute offer to debate him.
Molinaro called Cuomo’s offer a fraud while speaking to our news partner The Batavian…
The candidate was in Batavia with Assemblyman Steve Hawley Friday touring small businesses like Oliver’s Candys in Elba.
Molinaro is pursuing a statewide televised debate for this week to include all the candidates.
Violation in Batavia lands an Alabama man in jail without bail.
44 year old Ryan Norton of Bloomingdale Road was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies following a reported violation of an active order of protection in Batavia.
In an attempt to conceal his contact with a protected person Norton allegedly wrote false business records and was charged with counts of Criminal Contempt and Falsifying Business Records.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail to await his next court appearance.
The New York Post is showing their political colors in supporting one side of a local congressional race.
As Election Day draws near Nate McMurray has picked up a major endorsement from the New York Post.
The paper announced over the weekend it was supporting the Democratic challenger looking to unseat the incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins.
The newspaper sited Collins arrest on federal charges left a number of unanswered questions.
McMurray is the only Democratic congressional candidate in New York that the Post endorsed.
This is the week to bring out your lucky horseshoes and four-leaf clovers.
America’s two largest lotteries are expecting a combined jackpot of more than two-billion dollars.
There was no winner in Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
That means Wednesday’s drawing is expected to reach at least 620-million dollars.
And that will be a day after Mega Millions is offering a world-record jackpot of one-point-six billion dollars.
Powerball had the previous world record at just under one-point-six billion for a 2016 drawing.
These are two of the top five biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history.
The Buffalo Bills are still looking to solve their woes on offense.
Newly signed quarterback Derek Anderson threw three interceptions as Buffalo lost in Indianapolis to the Colts by a final of 37 to 5.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy left yesterday’s game in the first quarter after suffering a head injury.
Up next for the two and five Bills is a visit from the rival New England Patriots.
That game is next Monday night at New Era Field.