Afternoon New Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 21, 2020
Police continue to search for several gunmen who shot over 40-rounds into a crowd of partygoers after an argument broke out killing Two teenagers, both 19-years old early Saturday morning. Police say they were not the intended targets. 14 more people – ranging in age from 17 to 23 – were injured. This is the 4th largest mass shooting this year in the United States. Police Captain Umbrino said that He’s not surprised that violence is on the rise because of violent criminals being released back onto the streets and laws not being enforced because police are either afraid or politicians tell them not to enforce the law.
The woman who attempted to mail the poison Ricin to President Trump and several locations in Texas has been arrested attempting to come into the US from Canada over the peace bridge. She is being held in Buffalo and Canadian Royal Mounted police are conducting an operation in St Hubert linked to the mailings.
Gas Prices are still way down from where they were last year and a little down from last week. Last year the New York State average was 2.67 and this week it is 2.27. Gas in most areas including Batavia is down 1 penny from last week.
The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to inch closer to the playoffs as they host the New York Yankees at Sahlen Field in Buffalo for a four-game series. The two teams are currently locked in a battle for second place in the American League East. During their series in the Bronx last week, the Yankees hit 19 home runs off Blue Jays pitchers on their way to sweep. New York has already clinched a spot in the postseason. First pitch tonight is set for six-37 p-m.