Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 16, 2021
A Niagara County man should have done a better disguising his suspected dope at the Darien Lake Luke Bryan concert.
Deputies say they spotted 32-year-old Bryan Lewis Fitts of Gasport with baggies of drugs hanging out of his socks.
Lawmen said the number of suspected drugs was enough to lead them to believe Fitts intended to sell the alleged drugs at the concert.
He was charged with criminal possession of narcotics with intent to sell, arraigned in Town of Pembroke Court and released.
An accident on the track at Batavia Downs involved three horses and their drivers. Unfortunately, one of the horses involved had to be put down.
The Downs says the accident occurred in the last race yesterday afternoon.
A Pacer named Red Roll went down at the 5/8’s pole. Two other paces then ran over him.
The drivers escaped serious injury. Two of the horses were treated but Red Roll had to be euthanized.
A shooting in Albion over the weekend. It happened on Saturday afternoon, lawmen found a 23-year-old man lying on the sidewalk at South Main and Beaver Street in Albion with gunshot wound to right leg. He was taken to the hospital and later released. The incident remains under investigation. Police are calling it an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she supports the decision of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to suspend the impeachment investigation into Governor Cuomo.
Hochul said she defers to the leadership of the Assembly on this issue but promised there won’t be any controversies in her administration once it begins August 24th. Heastie said Friday the investigation is stopping despite a report from state Attorney General Letitia James saying the governor sexually harassed women. Cuomo has denied those claims repeatedly and said he’s stepping down because it’s in the best interests of everyone.
A survey by Triple-A shows gasoline prices in Batavia about three cents a gallon higher than the Western New York Average.
The average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is about two-cents higher than last week.