Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 30, 2017
The winter chills persist with weather advisories taking effect in the region.
The National Weather Service is issuing another Winter Weather Advisory for Niagara and Orleans Counties from 2 PM today until 7 AM Sunday.
Plan on slippery road conditions with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.
A Winter Weather Advisory was also issued for Wyoming from 10 AM today to 4 AM Sunday.
A Wind Chill Advisory will be going into effect for counties including Genesee, Orleans and Livingston.
The advisory will be in place from 1 AM to 6 PM Sunday with very cold wind chills expected.
Forecasters expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 20 below zero.
The cold wind can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
A Batavia resident arrested for an altercation inside the Genesee County Jail.
32 year old Michael Carey of Main Street in Batavia is accused of choking another inmate.
He was given an appearance ticket for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing returnable to Batavia City Court on January 3rd.
Cuomo looking to curb crushing student load debt.
Governor Cuomo is calling for several new reforms to help protect people dealing with student loan debt.
The Governor says he’ll call for the creation of a state Student Loan Ombudsman to help students navigate and negotiate with the student loan industry.
He also wants to require colleges to reveal the estimated amounts students can expect to pay for student loans, and increase consumer protections in the student loan industry.
Cuomo say he’ll also propose banning the suspension of Professional Licenses for anyone who’s behind or in default on their student loans.
A fond farewell to one of the top cops of Genesee County.
Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble is retiring after 43 years with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
For the last several years, Dibble has headed up with Sheriff’s Office road patrol.
Yesterday he looked back on a rewarding career,
Dibble may have had his last day with the sheriff’s office, but he will continue to serve the community in his new job as a Genesee County Legislator from Darien.