Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 7, 2018
Congressman Collins wins fourth term by a thin margin.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins will remain on Capitol Hill following a closely contested race.
He’s declared victory over his toughest challenger to date Democrat Nate McMurray in the race for the 27th Congressional District.
McMurray conceded last night before all the votes were in then in a statement after conceding, he said he’s asking for a recount.
Collins was re-elected despite being arrested in August on federal charges.
In Genesee County Collins won with 10,986 votes over the 8,149 votes for McMurray.
Reform party candidate Larry Piegza garnered 598 votes locally.
Reports from the majority of 27th District precincts have a much closer race with Collins winning 49 to 48 percent over McMurray.
Governor Cuomo will lead the state for the next four years.
The Democratic Incumbent received 59 percent of the vote with Republican Challenger Marc Molinaro gaining 37 percent.
Both Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Larry Sharpe garnered 2 percent each respectively.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says his victory shows that New Yorkers disapprove of President Trump.
Cuomo spent much of the campaign trail criticizing President Trump in an effort to drive New Yorkers to the polls.
Governor Cuomo’s third term starts in January.
His father Mario also served three terms in Albany.
In 139th Assembly District Republican Stephen Hawley was voted back in with 92 percent over Democrat Mark Glogowski’s 8 percent.
Democrats have swept three races of importance to New Yorkers.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will spend the next six years in Washington after beating Republican Chele Farley.
Democratic Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will also be sticking around in Albany after defeating his Republican challenger.
And Democrat Letitia James will be the state’s next attorney general after knocking off Republican Keith Wofford.
Walnut Street resident busted for identity theft.
23 year old Tyanna Green of Walnut Street in Batavia was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, identity theft and petit larceny after she allegedly used a stolen debit card to make multiple ATM withdrawals on September 11th of this year.
Green was jailed without bail pending her next appearance in City Court.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Jerry Warner.
Calling hours for Jerry will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.
Jerry’s Funeral will be held Friday Morning 10 a.m. at Burdette and Sanford.