Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 19, 2019
Donald Trump has now become the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
Two articles of impeachment were approved after a day-long debate in the Democratic-led House.
One article covers abuse of power, and the other involves obstruction of Congress.
Both votes fell primarily along party lines.
New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are sharing their thoughts on the impeachment.
Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, called Trump’s impeachment a solemn and serious moment for our country.
Senator Gillibrand called the facts laid out by the House disturbing and said it’s up to the Senate to try the president for these alleged crimes.
Two-thirds of that chamber would have to vote to convict the president in order to remove him from office.
A trial in the U.S. Senate could begin as early as next month.
Batavia Police bust a LeRoy man for shoplifting in the city.
City Police apprehended 23 year old Kyle Schroeder of Telephone Road LeRoy following report earlier this month of a shoplifting incident at a business housed in the Plaza at 412 East Main Street in Batavia.
Schroeder allegedly took an item out of its packaging and placed the empty package back on the shelf as he attempted to make his way out of the store with the concealed item.
He is facing a count of Petit Larceny and was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court at a later date.
A Bank Street man busted for Harassment.
Batavia Police arrested 39 year old Jose Fuentes late last Friday night after receiving a complaint from a Bank Street residence.
Fuentes was charged with Harassment in the 2nd and given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on Christmas Eve.
Governor Cuomo is continuing to roll out the initiatives he’ll be talking about in his upcoming State of the State address.
Yesterday, the governor announced a three-part proposal to cut the cost of prescription drugs in the Empire State.
He wants to see legislation passed that would limit co-payments for insulin and start a mandatory investigation into rising drug prices.
Cuomo is set to give his State of the State on January 8th.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to snap their two-game losing streak tonight in the City of Brotherly Love.
They’ll be taking on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sabres captain Jack Eichel has been red hot as of late, scoring a point in his last 17 games.
Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for 7 p.m.