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Written by on January 23, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor signs legislation allowing abortion up until the due date.
Governor Cuomo has signed the Reproductive Health Act into law.
Lawmakers approved the legislation yesterday that amends New York’s 49 year old law on abortion.
It removes restrictions on abortions after 24 weeks and allows abortions to be performed up until the due date of a mother.
The law leaves the decision of whether a late term abortion is appropriate up to qualified medical professionals to determine whether a woman’s health is threatened.
Founder of the Fredrick Douglas Foundation Ayesha Kreutz spoke out against the legislation yesterday…

Kreutz joined other local leaders in a prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood in Rochester yesterday evening.
The governor and supporters say passing this law is important since they are concerned Roe versus Wade may be overturned by the United States Supreme Court.

Part-Time Judge in Batavia announces candidacy for Full-time City Court Judge position.
Durin Rogers, Attorney and City of Batavia Part-Time Judge, announced his candidacy for the Full-Time Judge of the Batavia City Court post that will become vacant at the end of this year.
He has served as the Part-Time Batavia City Court Judge for almost four years following his unanimous appointment by Batavia City Council in 2015.

State Street resident picked up on Warrant in Batavia.
24 year old Carlton Beardsley was apprehended on a Batavia City Court arrest warrant on Ellicott Street in the City.
He was taken into custody for failing to appear for a previous charge following a shoplifting arrest from the Save-A-Lot in Batavia in December.
Beardsley is currently being held in lieu of bail in the Genesee County Jail.

The National Weather Service is warning local residents to expect freezing rain early this morning, which could affect the morning commute.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2 o’clock this afternoon.
Forecasters say that up to 1/10th of an inch of freezing rain could fall with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
The Weather Service warns that untreated roads could be slippery and there may be limited visibility at times making travel potentially hazardous.

The Buffalo Diocese has announced the creation of the Adult Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Task Force.
Members will look into how the diocese deals with claims of sexual misconduct with adults by clergy and employees.
Bishop Richard Malone promised to create the panel after a report claimed he allowed two priests to keep their positions after allegations of sexual misconduct.
There have been calls for him to resign, but Malone says he has no plans to leave.

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