Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 14, 2021
A school bus carrying 35 BOCES students crashed into a ditch on Route 98 in Alexander after swerving to avoid striking a car.
None of students on board were seriously hurt. Some were evaluated by EMS at the scene, one student sough medical attention after the accident.
The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. this afternoon.
The bus, owned by the Caledonia-Mumford School District, was carrying students from the Batavia Career and Technical Education Center to a building trades project site. The bus driver was not injured.
After the crash, the students were returned to the Career and Technical Center in Batavia.
The city of Batavia wants Oatka Milk to clean-up the contamination of waste water it dumps into the city’s sewer system. Oatka says it’s doing the best it can to control the contamination by trucking away the waste, but the cost of that operation is prohibitive. City Manager Rachel Tabelski addressed the issue on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning
City Hall says taxpayers could face huge environmental fines until the contamination is brought down to acceptable levels.
New York is now facing the worst home care shortage in the nation and state lawmakers are calling for fair wages to end the crisis. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Shelley Mayer and other officials are urging passage of the Fair Pay for Home Care Act to end the shortage by paying home care workers a living wage. The recent loss of over 15,000 nursing home residents to COVID has prompted an increasing number of families to choose home care, yet reports indicate over 40-percent of the state’s home care workers live in or near poverty.
The Buffalo Sabres begin their new season tonight and they’ll get to do it in front of their home crowd. The Sabres are taking on the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center, but they’ll be doing so without star player Jack Eichel who is involved in a dispute with team management and may end up getting traded. Face-off for tonight’s contest is scheduled for 7 p.m..