Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 1, 2020
Governor Cuomo announced today that a new app called COPVID alert NY will make fighting coronavirus easier and smarter. Once downloaded the app can track your phone and if you have been diagnosed with covid will send a message to everyone who also has the app who has been within 6 feet of you for more than 10 minutes. While it is tracking you and updating your covid status Governor Cuomo says it has no access to personal information such as names.
28 year old Jamie Dutton of Batavia has been charged with the stabbing of a man in late August near the Water Plant on Lehigh Avenue. Police say that Dutton stabbed the unidentified man in the chest on August 25th. He was taken by family to UMMC and received life saving medical attention. No motive has been given for the attack. Dutton is being held on 100-thosuand dollars bail. He is currently in the Orleans County Jail on unrelated charges.
The Orleans county sheriffs say they have found the missing 15 year old Dakarai Hilliard and he is safe. He went missing yesterday morning at 5:30 in the morning and police had asked for help finding him.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 1 new case and 15 new people are on travel quarantine. Orleans county has no new cases and 6 new people are on travel quarantine. 1 person has recovered in Orleans county. There are 11 active cases in Genesee county and 10 in Orleans.
The women of the moose in Leroy had their pig roast and chicken bbq event in August and used the money to buy coats and boots for kids k-6 at the Leroy Wolcott street school. The clothing items were delivered via drive through event on Tuesday and will be distributed by the school.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been beaten out of the postseason by the Tampa Bay Rays. On Wednesday the Rays beat the Jays 8 to 2 in a wild card round. This was the first time they had been in the postseason since 2016.