Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 18, 2021
COVID-19 infection rates in the Finger Lakes is still among the highest in the state.
Right now, the region’s seven-day average coronavirus positivity rate is 4.9 percent. In Genesee County alone, the 7-day rate is 6.9 percent.
Only the North Country, Mohawk Valley and Central New York regions have a higher infection rate.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Batavia is up for the second week in a row.
Triple-A shows the average price per gallon in Batavia is $3.38, up 5-cents from just last week.
Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular is at a seven year high.
The investigation continues this afternoon into the murder of an Oakfield man.
69-year-old Martin Maher of Drake Street was found dead in a home he he shared with his son, 37-year-old Nicolas Maher.
Within hours of the grim discovery, Nicholas was arrested and charged with murdering his father.
The Sheriff’s Office has not revealed the cause of death or released any information about a possible motive.
O-At-Ka milk has been the target of a cyber-attack CEO Bill Schrieber says the attack effected company computers, timeclocks, and other equipment. He called the attack sophisticated and labeled it a ransomware attack.
O-At-Ka is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to recover and resume normal operations
The Buffalo Bills will be in the Music City tonight as they look to extend their current winning streak to five. The AFC East leading Bills are taking on the Tennessee Titans in Nashville tonight.
Buffalo is five and one this season and hasn’t lost since falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 12th.