WDNY Local News, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Written by on November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A snowy, wintry day today could make roads slippery in spots. We could end up with a few inches and it will be windy. Police are urging caution on the roads.

The state says a business in Wayland has finished its expansion which means new jobs in the area. Gunlocke was the recipient of a state incentive of lower cost power, which officials say helped the firm complete the expansion. Part of the project involved adding new equipment to boost its production of furniture lines that were previously made out of state—an putting electric vehicle charging stations at its facility.

A man from Livingston County is facing charges after police say he hit an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy with his vehicle. Investigators say Hayden Newcomb of Conesus struck the officer Sunday following the Buffalo Bills game. The deputy was directing traffic at the time but wasn’t hurt. Newcomb was charged with DWI and other traffic offenses.

State lawmakers could be looking at ways to handle the growing problem of student loan debt. Two assembly committees heard from experts on the issue on Thursday, who call the amount of student loan debt a drag on individuals and the economy. Members of the assembly at the hearing said the federal government isn’t doing enough to address student debt and so the state may have to take action on its own. Among the ideas—having the state oversee the loan industry to make sure there are no mistakes in accounts and to help students who have questions about repayment. If lawmakers do anything, it wouldn’t be until the next session of the legislature at the earliest.

Flags in the state are at half-staff as New Yor state police mourn the loss of one of their own. Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand died on Tuesday in a crash that happened in front of the barracks where he was assigned in Fonda, west of Albany. The investigation into the crash is continuing. Trooper Van Nostrand is the fourth state trooper to die in 2018. The most recent was Trooper Nicholas Clark who was shot and killed in July in Steuben County—two others died earlier this year from illnesses related to their response on 9/11.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says senate democrats want to spend 1.6 billion dollars on border security. That’s less than the 5 billion dollars president trump is calling for. Schumer also suggested there could be room for negotiations but that he is not going to discuss those options through the press. Congress and the president are facing A December 7th deadline to come up with a solution and risk a government shutdown. Schumer says if it comes to that, it would be the Republican’s fault.

Governor Cuomo is ruling out a run for president in 2020. Cuomo says he is the governor and he has too much to do in Albany to set his signs on the White House He describes the perfect Democratic candidate for 2020 as someone with a vision—and that it is not enough to simply run against president Trump. Cuomo is one of more than two dozen names of high-profile Democrats whose names have come up in speculation about the 2020 democratic nominee. Another name on that list—New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who says she is considering a run. During her re-election campaign, she promised she would serve her full six-year term.

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