Saturday News Briefing

Written by on April 7, 2018

Training Video provided by BPD Officer Marc Lawrence

Local Police train to respond to an active shooter situation.
Lawmen from across Genesee County came together in Batavia to train for a situation they hope never to face.
Officers from multiple local agencies are training at the State School for the Blind to deal with an active shooter.
Batavia Police spokesman Marc Lawrence says the training is as real as it gets

The training was spaced out over a two week period and involved Batavia and LeRoy Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, Probation Officers and State Troopers.

The financially troubled Genesee County YWCA is making some progress.
It has been learned that the YW will resume its after-school programs at all of its regular sites beginning on Monday.
Calls to the YW’s Crisis Care Hotline are being answered by the Niagara County program which also helpedin getting the local after school programs back up and running.

The 5th Annual Genesee county Chamber of Commerce Home Show continues today at the Falleti Ice Arena.
The show is open today from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday from 10a.m. to 3p.m.

New York State is now requiring all new or recently renovated public restrooms to have diaper-changing stations.
Governor Cuomo says the law supports equal parenting and ensures all New Yorkers can give their children the care they need.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she never forgets the stress of being out in public in desperate need of a changing area for her children and not being able to find one.


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