Weekend News Briefing

Written by on October 20, 2018

Republican candidate for Governor calling for serious debate with Cuomo.
Marc Molinaro said he isn’t happy with the terms Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out to debate the Republican challenger.
Cuomo told a New York City radio station Friday morning that he would come back on the air Saturday at 8 a.m. to take on the Dutchess County Executive after being was asked why he has been refusing to debate.
Molinaro fired back while speaking to our news partner The Batavian…

Molinaro was in Batavia Friday touring small businesses with Assemblyman Steve Hawley.
He went on to say that voters should receive more notice for a legitimate debate and that all the candidates should be there including Cuomo.
Molinaro is calling for a statewide televised debate next week.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the federal regulators to close a loophole that allows stretch limos to get away with fewer safety features than smaller limousines.
The Senator spoke in Batavia Friday morning…

Schumer is looking to correct the oversight following the deadly stretch limo crash that occurred outside the states capital region last week.
The Senator stopped at UMMC in Batavia calling to reverse funding cuts to the 340B hospital program.
He said UMMC could lose nearly $670K a year in the cuts.
The Senator announced he is launching a major effort undo the funding loss through legislation.

Batavia man jailed without bail for allegedly torturing an animal and threatening police.
23 year old Brandon Welch of East Main Street in the City was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly threatening to shoot police because of recent issues dealing with law enforcement.
City Police took him into custody on an arrest warrant for Making a Terroristic Threat after discovering firearms at his East Main Street apartment.
Welch was additionally charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident, Torturing or Injuring an Animal for not feeding it, and Owning or Harboring an Unlicensed Dog.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail.

Deputies arrest an Oakfield man for depriving dogs.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of 44 year old John Mitchell of South Main Street in Oakfield on three counts of Failing to Provide Sustenance under the Agricultural and Markets Law.
Mitchell is accused of deriving two dogs of appropriate housing and one with physical care.
He was given an appearance ticket for Oakfield Town Court on November 5th.

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