Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 14, 2019
33 year old Edward Simmons of Applegate Drive in Medina was taken into custody following investigation into a burglary in the Town of Oakfield.
Simmons is accused of breaking into an East Shelby Road residence in Oakfield in September and stealing a 22-caliber Remington rifle and over a $1,000 worth of property.
He was arrested on December 9th and arraigned in Oakfield Town Court on two counts of Grand Larceny and a count of Burglary.
Simmons was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on January 6th.
Genesee County Clerk in majority of State County Clerks calling for delay on ‘Green Light Law’.
Twenty-seven County Clerks in New York State with DMV responsibilities, including Genesee County Clerk Michael Cianfrini, have called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYS DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder to halt implementation of the Driver License Access & Privacy Act immediately for the safety and security of all New Yorkers.
County clerks agree that the State DMV failed to provide regulations that would ensure the integrity of the identification process for Standard Driver License applicants.
The group says they have been provided no standard to prevent someone who has a Social Security number from signing the affidavit form (NSS-1) claiming they’ve never been issued one, enabling people to conceal their true identities.
After citing other issues with the process the group called for the implementation of the so-called ‘Green Light Law’ to be delayed until October 1st when the federal REAL ID Act goes into effect, which increases security standards for certain state-issued driver licenses and identity documents.
Local law enforcement is taking part in a Statewide special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving over the Holiday season.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police Departments will be out in force for the rest of the month as part of the statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts that began on December 11th and will end on January 1st.
The Genesee County Highway Department announced that Bloomingdale Road in the Town of Alabama was reopened to all traffic Friday morning.
The department announced on November 1st that Bloomingdale Road between Wright Road and Tensow Road in the Town of Alabama would be closed through approximately December 6th.
The Buffalo Bills hit the road this weekend for a game that will likely have major playoff implications.
They’re visiting Heinz Field to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
Right now, the Bills hold the fifth seed in the AFC while the Steelers are right behind them in sixth.
Should Buffalo win, they’d clinch a spot in the postseason.
Kickoff for Sunday night’s contest is set for 8:20 p.m.