Morning News Briefing

Written by on January 16, 2018

Flood Warning remains in effect for Parts of the region.
The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties through noon today.
The Tonawanda Creek and its tributaries are included in the warning.
Drivers who find flooded roadways are warned not to attempt driving through them but encouraged to turn around and find an alternate route.
Continued warm rainy weather may lead to even more flooding later this week.

Time for pistol permit renewal for some New Yorkers is running out.
As the deadline for some residents renewal is quickly coming up New York pistol permit holders are encouraged to check and renew their registration.
Permits have to be recertified every five years under the SAFE Act and any Upstate resident who had their pistols licensed on or before January 15th 2013 has until the end of the month to renew it.
Permits will be revoked if they are not renewed and recertification can be done online.

An Oakfield man arrested for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated.
43 year old Raymond Smith Junior of Oakfield was arrested by Deputies after he reportedly crashed his snowmobile not far from his home on Lockport Road over the weekend.
Smith was accused of drinking and driving, driving a snowmobile on a highway, driving it without insurance, driving too fast and refusing a breath test.
He was released and is due back in court this spring.

Dishes fly at Denny’s leading to one man’s arrest.
Batavia Police were called to the Denny’s Restaurant on West Main Street early Sunday morning for a report of a disturbance.
They arrested 37 year old Jeffrey Freeman of South Spruce Street for allegedly throwing a plate at a woman.
Freeman was given a court appearance ticket for January 23rd in City Court.

Former Erie County Executive and possible GOP candidate for Governor Joel Giambra says he wants legal pot and its revenue for the state.
Yesterday he said that taxes from marijuana could help New York in the face of financial difficulty.
Giambra said he feels this is a more appropriate action than raising taxes.
WIVB reported that they reached out to Governor Cuomo’s office about this and didn’t get a response.


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