Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 7, 2020
The health department has issued a report that a COVID positive person was at Sport Of Kings in Batavia on Monday the 30th of November and Tuesday December 1st from 2pm to 8pm. Also a Covid positive person was at Applebee’s in Batavia on Friday the 27th of November form noon to 2pm. If you were at either of these locations during these times, please monitor yourself for COVID Symptoms for the next 14 days.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley issued a press release in remembrance today for the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese military on December 7th 1941. The attack pushed America into the 2nd world war. That day saw much tragedy, as did the months and years of conflict following it, which is why we remember it today. In the aftermath, 15 Medals of Honor were given. 51 Navy Crosses. 53 Silver Stars. Four Navy and Marine Corps Medals. One Distinguished Flying Cross. Four Distinguished Service Crosses. One Distinguished Service Medal. Three Bronze Star Medals. And following the attack, the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal was given to all veterans of the attack.
There were some unusual lights in the sky last night prompting many to take pictures and report them to the government and news stations. Apparently these lights, which were in a straight line across part of the sky, were related to the launch of a SpaceX dragon capsule launch and part of the new Starlink internet program by SpaceX. This program is set to put thousands of satellites in orbit to give internet all across the globe, potentially reaching areas that cannot be served by traditional internet.
Gas Prices are up a little as news of COVID-19 vaccines has people up and out a bit more. In Batavia the prices jumped a whole 3 cents in a week from 2.19 to 2.22, the New York state average is up 2 cents to 2.25 and the national average is up 4 cents as well. We are still down quite a bit form 2.68 last year t this time.