Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday 15 January 2022:
News Briefs

AT 7:15 AM SATURDAY, the temperature registered -2.3°. At 7:45 am, the temperature had dropped to -3.7°. The Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 1:00 pm today even though wind chills are forecast to become worse this evening.

WYOMING COUNTY DEPUTIES were called to a house on Route 19 in the Town of Warsaw and discovered that Holden W. Byer, 30, had thrown a wooden chair leg at a woman. The leg missed her but went through a wall, deputies said. Byer also allegedly punched the woman numerous times in the head. He was charged with attempted second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was committed to Wyoming County Jail with bail set at $10,000.

NEW YORK IS SEEING CLEAR SIGNS that the recent, record-setting surge of Covid-19 cases in the state is beginning to wane, Gov. Kathy Hochl said. After reaching an all-time of over 90,000 new Covid cases a week ago, the total yesterday fell to about 49,000. The seven-day average of new cases is down to about 67,000. Hochul thanked New Yorkers for their efforts to help slow the spike.

STATE LAWMAKERS EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE Thursday  that this year will mark the successful legislative session the Adult Survivors Act is signed into law. The Adult Survivors Act would allow New Yorkers who suffered sexual abuse after the age of 18 — including people assaulted by medical providers, formerly incarcerated people or models in the fashion industry, athletes and others — to file civil lawsuits against their abusers for one year, regardless if a statute of limitations on legal claims has expired. Rosenthal thanked her 53 Assembly colleagues who have signed on in support of the measure as of Thursday.

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