Morning News Briefing

Written by on February 7, 2020

The Winter Weather Advisory posted for Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston Counties has been extended until 6 p.m. this evening according to the National Weather Service based out of Buffalo.
The weather service has cancelled the Winter Storm Watch for the three counties with mixed precipitation expected through early this evening, and additional snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches expected.
In Orleans County a Winter Storm Warning will remain in until 6 p.m. Saturday with weather officials expecting total snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches along with ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch and winds gusting as high as 40 mph later tonight and Friday.
Make sure to take extra time and use caution especially during the morning and evening commutes.

City looks at nearly half a million hit to budget.
As the Cuomo administration works with State Legislature to close an over 6 billion dollar State Budget gap, many smaller municipalities are now looking at budget gaps of their own due to new state mandates.
Unfortunately for the City of Batavia, the new State mandates looking to close the gap with video lottery terminal funds from Batavia Downs is going to cost the city around 440-thousand dollars in revenue.
City Manager Martin Moore spoke to issue while appearing as a featured guest on WBTA’s morning program Main and Center…

Moore said he is working with the New York Conference of Mayors in an effort to oppose the change in funding stream and to navigate its symptoms.

A Lackawanna man is facing up to 20 years behind bars for causing a crash that killed three people and injured several more.
A judge sentenced Richard Sawicki yesterday after he drove drunk and slammed his vehicle into a minivan in the Wyoming County community of Varysburg last May.
Everyone who died was part of a family from New Jersey. Sawicki will have to serve over six years of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

The struggles of the Buffalo Sabres continue following a loss to the worst team in the NHL.
Evan Rodrigues, Jimmy Vesey and Scott Wilson all scored for Buffalo in last night’s four-to-three shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings at KeyBank Center. With the defeat, the Sabres continue to lose ground in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They’ll look to turn things around tonight on the road when they visit the New York Rangers.

Days after billboards went up hinting the Rolling Stones were coming back to Western New York, the band has officially announced their return.
The “No Filter” tour will be making a stop at New Era Field on Saturday, June 6th.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers last performed in the region back in 2015.
Tickets for June’s show go on sale next Friday, February 14th.


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