Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 13, 2019
A local law was adopted Thursday by the Genesee County Legislature that set the salaries for seven officer positions for next year.
Legislators voted in favor of Local Law No. 3 of 2019 that established salaries for the elected or appointed positions for a fixed term.
Salaries for Commissioner of Elections Lori Longhany and Richard Siebert is set at $49,037; Highway Superintendent Tim Hens will be paid $113,421; Director of Real Property Tax Services Kevin Andrews salary is $65,410; Director of Human Resources Anita Cleveland will be receiving $78,676; Sheriff William Sheron is being paid $106,518; Treasurer Scott German, $99,393; and the Commissioner of Social Services David Rumsey will be compensated $87,999.
The local law and new payment structure takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
A Corfu man arrested over twice the legal limit following a crash in the Village.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street in Corfu Last night just after 7:30 p.m.
Deputies took 38 year old Brandon Rindell of West Main Street into custody for Aggravated DWI with a Blood Alcohol Content of .18 % or higher and DWI.
Rindell was given appearance tickets for Corfu Village Court on Monday.
State health officials have voted to extend the ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
The regulations, set to expire Sunday, will now be place for another 90 days.
Enforcement of the ban was supposed to start in October but is still being challenged in court by the vaping industry.
Supporters say they hope lawmakers will vote to put a permanent ban in place when the Legislature returns in January.
Opponents say such a move could force vape shops to close and push people back towards using traditional cigarettes.
A new report shows the number of flu cases is surging statewide.
The Department of Health says there were over 18-hundred new cases of the virus reported during the week ending December 7th.
That’s a 60 percent jump from the week before and brings the total number of confirmed cases statewide to nearly five-thousand for the season.
Doctors say if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, you need to do it immediately.
Local law enforcement is taking part in a Statewide special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving over the Holiday season.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police Departments will be out in force for the rest of the month as part of the statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts that began on December 11th and will end on January 1st.
The Buffalo Bills hit the road this weekend for a game that will likely have major playoff implications.
They’re visiting Heinz Field to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
Right now, the Bills hold the fifth seed in the AFC while the Steelers are right behind them in sixth.
Should Buffalo win, they’d clinch a spot in the postseason.
Kickoff for Sunday night’s contest is set for 8:20 p.m.
The Buffalo Sabres are on a three-game winning streak, and they have their captain to thank for it.
Jack Eichel scored twice last night as the Sabres beat the Nashville Predators four to three at KeyBank Center.
Victor Olofsson and Jimmy Vesey also added goals as Buffalo moved within eight points of first place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.
The Sabres will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they visit the New York Islanders.