Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 21, 2021
Police want to correct a story that went out about a stop and manhunt on Rt 33. It was originally reported that the man fired off at least a dozen shots while the police were searching for him. In actuality there was a propane fueled wildlife scare cannon in use nearby that sounded like gunshots. The man, 44 year old Arthur Brown of LeRoy, is facing three felony charges including weapons possession, menacing a police officer, and evidence tampering. Brown is also facing three misdemeanor charges and two traffic violations. He is being held in the Genesee County Jail without bail and will be in court October 5. The passenger in the car, 29-year-old Brianna Smith of Rochester, who says she only met Brown earlier that day, has a warrant in the state of Florida for violating probation, but the state of Florida would not extradite Smith. She faces one charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance and will back in Stafford Town Court at a later date.
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling upon the federal government to combat rising Mosquito populations in New York State. Schumer says that this year has had record numbers of the tiny blood sucking insects and thousands of West Nile Virus carriers have been identified. Onondaga county has reported a 25 times increase in the numbers of mosquitos from last year. Schumer is calling on the CDC to increase vector borne disease funding and the EPA to work harder to control mosquito populations.
The 45th annual Letchworth Arts and Crafts show and sale is coming to Perry Park on Columbus Day weekend. October 9-11th go see over 200 artisans, food vendors, live entertainments and family fun activities. The show is moving from Letchworth park to Perry park over covid concerns and restrictions. Follow the link on WBTAi.com for more details. http://artswyco.org/
Over 700 season ticket holders have requested a refund for the Buffalo Bills over the vaccine mandate. Friday is the deadline to request a refund. All those who do will lose their ticket seniority and seat. Under the mandate Fans 12 and over must have proof of at least one vaccine by Sunday’s home game and must be fully vaccinated by October 31. Anyone under the age of 12 must wear a mask at all times. Sabres season ticket holders have until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to request a refund for their tickets.