Morning News Briefing

Written by on November 20, 2018

Genesee and Wyoming Counties have been included in a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
The advisory is going into effect at around one o’clock early Wednesday morning and lasting until 10 a.m.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are being predicted in the most persistent lake effect snows according to forecasters.
Blowing and drifting snow could also be a factor with winds expected to be gusting as high as 40 mph.
Forecasters say to plan on taking extra time and caution for the Wednesday morning drive as they expect snow covered, slippery road conditions and very poor visibility.

Absentee ballots in the 27th Congressional District race will be tallied today to announce a clear winner.
The counting is going to take place in Erie County two weeks after the polls closed.
Republican Congressman Chris Collins was leading Democrat Nate McMurray according to the latest numbers.
Collins has already declared victory and said last week he’s confident he’ll be heading back to Washington for his fourth term.

Expanded peace officer presence at the Batavia Campus approved by GCC’s Board of Trustees.
A recent “changing of the guard” at Genesee Community College will result in expanding the armed peace officer force at the College’s Batavia Campus.
The Board of Trustees approved replacing a retiring veteran Campus Safety officer with another peace officer who will have an increased presence on campus.
The officer will have authority to conduct investigations, make arrests, and carry firearms on campus and the College will be following the Civil Service protocol and process to hire the officer early in the new year.

Tops Friendly Markets has emerged from bankruptcy protection.
The chain has spent months closing stores and restructuring its finances.
In a statement, the company’s CEO said there are plans to invest in remaining stores and establish new services.
That includes “Tops Grocery Pick Up,” which will allow customers to order their groceries online and choose a preferred time to come get them.

After spending weeks on the sidelines, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has returned to practice.
The rookie injured his elbow during a game against the Houston Texans last month.
The Bills have used three different quarterbacks since Allen got hurt.
He’s expected to be the starter when Buffalo hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field Sunday afternoon.

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