Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on October 18, 2019
The Genesee County Highway Department announces that the Pratt Road Bridge in Pembroke will re-open later today.
This section of Pratt Road runs between Killian and Indian Falls Road.
The bridge has been completely replaced.
The job has taken five months.
Officials say the barricades will be taken down by early this evening.
Eighteen years later, another 9-11 victim is being identified.
Officials say the man, whose name is not being released, is the third victim of 9-11 to be identified this year.
The ID was confirmed through DNA testing.
Authorities still can’t account for over 1,100 victims, or 40-percent of those who died in the September 11th attacks in Lower Manhattan.
The unidentified victims range in age from two to 85.
Flu season is underway, and cases are starting to be reported across New York. The state health department says 100 cases of the virus were confirmed during the week ending October 12th. That’s a 15-percent increase from the week before. Doctors say this new data shows how important it is for you to get your flu shot as soon as possible.
The Buffalo Sabres have rebounded from their first regulation loss of the season in style.
Casey Mittelstadt had a pair of goals and Conor Sheary also scored as the Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings three-to-nothing last night.
Buffalo goalie Carter Hutton had 47 saves in the winning effort.
Up next for the Sabres is a showdown with the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night.
After a week off, the Buffalo Bills will look to keep their winning ways going against one of the worst teams in the NFL.
They’ll be hosting the winless Miami Dolphins at New Era Field this weekend.
Buffalo hasn’t played since October 6th, when they beat the Tennessee Titans on the road. Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for one p-m.