Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 27, 2019
Snow fall continues with a Winter Weather Advisory posted.
There’s more snow in the forecast as a Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for today.
Most of the region including Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston counties are now under the weather advisory according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
Forecasters are calling for 4 to 7 inches of total snow accumulations by the end of the day.
The advisory is set to expire at 10 o’clock tonight.
Morning and evening commuters are encouraged to use caution as travel could be difficult dealing with hazardous conditions.
A Wanted man in Batavia placed behind bars.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 38 year old Michael Jackson, who has no address listed by lawmen, and turned him over to the Batavia Police Department where he was arrested on multiple warrants out of city court.
Jackson had arrest warrants out for failing to appear in Batavia City Court after being charged in two separate incidents that occurred in December of last year.
Jackson was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in one occurrence at the City Centre and also for Petit Larceny from an Ellicott Street address.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail and is expected to appear on Thursday in Batavia City Court.
Deputies bust a Rochester resident driving with drugs without a license in Stafford.
19 year old Othello Garwo was subject to a traffic stop on Route 33 in Stafford early yesterday morning by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies for allegedly having an obstructed view.
Officers discovered that Garwo was allegedly driving on a suspended registration, without a license and in possession of pot.
He was hit with four counts including Unlicensed Operator and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and was released with an appearance ticket for Stafford Town Court next month.
The state Senate Health Committee will vote today on a bill that could lead to a ban on the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies.
If approved, pharmacies would have one year to follow the ban or face a two-thousand dollar fine for each violation.
Supporters say the legislation would be a big step towards limiting exposure to potentially dangerous products.
Tobacco companies say they’re worried about the impact on their business.
Governor Cuomo wants to expand a program that cracks down on people who abuse and defraud the state’s STAR school tax relief program.
The governor says some folks will lie to get their hands on a portion of the money given out each year.
He’s calling for anyone caught giving false information to be banned from getting STAR benefits for six years.
The program is for homeowners who make less than $500,000.