Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 14, 2019
Governor Cuomo may be facing Republican leaders from Western New York in court over reports of a special election date for the 27th Congressional District seat.
The Buffalo News reports that GOP officials are upset the governor has yet to set a date for a special election to fill the seat of ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins.
The Governor has reportedly hinted that the election could be held on April 28th when New York holds its presidential primary.
The Republican leadership is saying they may ask a judge to have Governor Cuomo order an earlier date as the April 28th date would put them at a disadvantage since a large number of registered Democrats will likely be at the polls.
There has been no representation for the 27th District since Collins stepped down after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.
A Darien Center man jailed after attempting to outrun a State Police K9.
28 year old Nicholas Doell of Darien Center is facing counts of Resisting arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Criminal Impersonation after he was taken into custody by State Troopers out of Batavia Tuesday evening.
A Trooper K9 car spotted Doell as they were travelling on Attica Road after receiving a call to be on the lookout for him due to pending criminal charges.
Doell started to flee on foot from the patrol car and Rison the K9 was able to track him down to a gravel pit where Doell was given several commands to stop or the K9 would be released.
Rison was subsequently released and bit Doell on his leg taking him to the ground.
Doell provided a false name to officers before being treated for the bite and he was committed to the Genesee County Jail.
Batavia teen accused of harassing a juvenile jailed without bail.
18 year old Devon Wright of Highland Park was accused of stealing an envelope containing cash from the pocket of a juvenile on Sunday morning and then allegedly grabbed them by the wrist causing them to feel threatened and fear of physical harm.
Wight was arrested and charged with Harassment, Grand Larceny and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail to be held without bail.
The Buffalo Diocese is denying a report from a Vatican correspondent claiming the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone is imminent.
A Rome-based reporter from the Tablet sent out a tweet earlier this week saying Malone would step down during his visit to the Vatican this week.
No other members of the Vatican media reported Malone was considering leaving the Buffalo Diocese.
He’s been criticized in recent months for his handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Diocese.
The Buffalo Sabres will be back in front of their home crowd tonight following a disappointing overseas trip.
The Sabres dropped consecutive contests to the Tampa Bay Lightning when the teams played in Stockholm, Sweden last week.
After a hot start to the season, Buffalo has lost five straight games and fallen from first place to fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
They’re hosting the Carolina Hurricanes at KeyBank Center tonight with face-off set for 7:00 p.m.