Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 30, 2019
State Senators and Assemblyman will be getting a pay bump and will now be allowed to earn outside incomes according to a New York state judge ruling.
The recent decision overturns a ban that had been established in 1999.
The yearly base salary of NY lawmakers will increase to $130,000 over three years from the current base of $79,500 following the ruling.
Governor Cuomo will get an even bigger raise as his annual pay will jump from $178,000 to $250,000.
Former female inmate in Albion appears in court after assaulting an Officer.
21 year old Aniah Ferguson appeared in Orleans County Court yesterday to be arraigned on a count of Assault in the second degree.
Ferguson was accused of punching a female correctional officer in the head repeatedly causing a bloody nose, contusions on her face, head and eye.
She had reportedly beat the officer after being taken to the emergency room of the Medina Memorial Hospital and one of her hands was removed from a restraint.
Ferguson was ordered to be held on $50,000 bail and has since been transferred to Bedford Hills.
A mother in Perry faces felonies under Leandra’s Law.
29 year old Rachel Womer of Perry was stopped Saturday night after leaving a local business that reported to lawmen that she was possibly intoxicated.
During the stop she performed poorly on field sobriety tests and recorded a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit.
Womer was also driving with two children at the time and was arrested and charged with felony DWI and Aggravated DWI along with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
She was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Perry Village Court.
A Batavia woman busted for buying booze in Bergen.
State Police based out of Batavia took 46 year old Kathryn Bowen into custody last Friday after she was accused of buying alcohol for underage individuals at a Clinton Street Road address in Bergen.
Bowen was charged with a single count of Procuring Alcohol for a person under 21 and was released with an appearance ticket
Thousands of New Yorkers will be traveling for Labor Day weekend, and Governor Cuomo wants to make it easier for them to reach their destinations.
He’s announced the suspension of all construction-related lane closures from six this morning until six a-m Tuesday.
Police will also be keeping an eye out for drivers with their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
That means folks can expect extra patrols as officers look to keep drunk drivers off the roads.
The Buffalo Bills are heading into the regular season with momentum after winning their final preseason game.
They beat the Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field last night by a final score of 27 to 23.
Quarterback Josh Allen didn’t play, but backup Tyree Jackson did, throwing for 175 yards and a touchdown.
The Bills begin their 2019 regular season campaign next Sunday on the road when they visit the New York Jets.