Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 7, 2020
The election won’t be decided on November 3rd says University at Buffalo Associate Professor of Political Science and elections expert Jacob Neiheisel. He says this years general election could be 2000 all over again times a few. With so many absentee ballots in the air and so many allegations of fraud this election will require patience. There have been 78000 absentee ballots requested in Erie county so far. Neiheisel says we definitely won’t know what happened on election night.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 1 new case and 1 person has recovered. There are currently 2 active cases in the Elba Central School district. Orleans county has 2 new cases and 2 people have recovered. 17 new people are on travel quarantine. There are a total of 18 active cases in Genesee county and 3 in Orleans.
A Genesee county man has been arrested for assaulting a police officer in Gainesville. 26 year old David Schmieder had police called on him for walking down the middle of the road and acting irrationally on rt 19 on September 23rd. When police arrived Schmieder refused to follow deputies orders and allegedly punched a deputy in the head. Deputies say he had drugs in his mouth. He is charged with Assault in the second degree, Tampering with physical evidence, Obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, Resisting arrest, and Disorderly conduct – obstructing traffic.
The Buffalo Zoo announced that Sampson, the 5 year old giraffe, has passed away after a medical procedure. Sampson had a dental procedure done as he had a problem that was making it difficult for him to eat and failed to recover after the procedure was over. The zoo is asking for the public to share pictures and memories of the giraffe to the zoos Facebook page.