Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 31, 2022
Gasoline prices have jumped 8-cents a gallon over the past week.
The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.51.
A week ago, it was $3.43.
Gas Buddy.com reports the crude oil prices of $88 has not been that high in more than seven years.
An iconic downtown Batavia building will soon have a new tenant.
The Batavian reports today that Hun Real Estate will occupy 97 Main Street, the site of the original Bank of Genesee.
Hunt is a major player in Buffalo and Rochester Real Estate.
They plan to have a staff of 16 working out of the building.
The company has been in Batavia for the past year working out of a temporary location on Jackson.
A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties for Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.
Heavy snow accumulating up to nine-inches are possible.
A former employee of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the organization.
45-year-old Kelly Ashcraft is charged with grand larceny, forgery and falsifying business records.
Authorities said the bilking of chamber funds had been going on since 2018.
High speed was likely the cause of a crash that took the life of a 32-year-old Corfu man.
Deputies say a car driven by Jordan Terkel ran off of Route 77 in the Town of Pembroke around 3 am Saturday.
The vehicle then crashed into a utility police. Terkel was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Buffalo Sabres have come up short in their efforts to win a second straight game following a loss on the road.
Buffalo remains in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with 35 points, 32 fewer than the Florida Panthers who are on top of the division.
Up next for Buffalo is another road game against the Vegas Golden Knights tomorrow night.