Regional Briefs – May 29, 2910

Gov. Cuomo, Senate Leader Trade Barbs as NY Session End Nears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at fellow Democrats in the state Legislature, saying they’re dragging their feet on the legalization of marijuana and other priorities as the legislative session winds down.

Gov. Cuomo said on public radio Wednesday that with only a few weeks left, Democrats aren’t accomplishing as much as he had hoped when they won a Senate majority last fall, giving them control over the full Legislature. Democratic Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers shrugged off the criticism, saying lawmakers are working to reach consensus on several issues. She said the governor must be “stressed” because of the demands of the end of the session.

NY School District Is Installing Facial Recognition Security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) – A western New York school district is moving ahead with plans to use facial recognition technology.

WKBW says the Lockport City School District will start implementing a facial recognition system on June 3 and hopes to have it ready by Sept. 1.

Witnesses Sought in Fatal NY Police Shooting

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) – State police investigating a fatal shooting by a trooper along New York’s Interstate 84 are seeking potential witnesses. An unarmed man, Luke Patterson of Tannersville, was shot at around 2 a.m. Thursday along the highway’s westbound shoulder in the Orange County town of Montgomery.