Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 24, 2020
GOP leaders in both houses of the State Legislature are joining together today to have their concerns over the “Green Light Law” heard once again.
A news conference is set for this afternoon at Albany’s Legislative Office Building where opponents of the legislation will be gathering.
They say that allowing illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses is a potential security threat since the state DMV records are not shared with the federal government.
The Department of Homeland Security has banned New Yorkers from enrolling in Trusted Traveler programs as a result of the recent legislation.
Governor Cuomo said Friday he won’t allow federal officials to see drivers’ Social Security numbers but he’ll give them access to the state DMV database in an effort to drop the ban.
The Livingston County sheriff says a body found in Geneseo could be the remains of a missing fugitive.
Skeletal remains were discovered yesterday in a wooded area off Route 20A, but DNA or dental records will need to be used to confirm it’s the body of David Clyde Morgan.
He hasn’t been seen since July 2018 after he pointed a gun at a police officer during a traffic stop in Geneseo and triggered a manhunt.
Dental records could provide an answer in a few days, but DNA will likely take longer.
Target larceny in Batavia ends is arrest for a Buffalo trio of bandits.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies located Buffalo residents, 30 year old Ericka McBride, 27 year old Ashley Drexinger and 23 year old Kahel Suttles, on the thruway in Pembroke after a reported theft from Target Sunday evening.
The three were taken into custody on counts of Conspiracy.
Both Drexinger and Suttles were charged with Grand Larceny a Class D-felony count while Suttles was additionally charged for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
All three were issued appearance tickets for March 5th Batavia Town Court.
A Pembroke man’s made-up emergencies lead to arrest.
27 year old David LeRoy of Gabbey Road was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday for calling 9-1-1 earlier this month.
LeRoy allegedly made several calls for no legitimate purpose to the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center and made false reports.
He is facing counts of Aggravated Harassment and Falsely Reporting and was issued an appearance ticket for March 3rd in Pembroke Town Court.
The Buffalo Sabres are inching closer to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Kyle Okposo had a pair of goals as Buffalo beat the Winnipeg Jets two-to-one at KeyBank Center yesterday.
The Sabres have won five of their last six games and have 20 games left to try and end an eight-year playoff drought.
Up next for Buffalo is a road trip to take on the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday.