Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 15, 2021
COVID Update: Since Friday evening Genesee county has 26 new cases and 19 people have recovered. 1 more person has passed away from coronavirus in Genesee county. Orleans county has 10 new cases and 18 people have recovered. 1 of the new cases is at Orchard rehab and nursing. There are 65 active cases in Genesee county and 28 in Orleans.
The Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System says COVID-19 vaccines are available for all enrolled veterans in Western New York regardless of age. As of Saturday, over 50 percent of enrolled veterans have been vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine sites are already open in Buffalo and Batavia.
47 year old Lori Ann Adolf has been charged with 26 counts of torturing or injuring animals and one count of child endangerment after deputies went to her house on Akron rd in Pembroke following an animal complaint on January 22nd. Police found 13 dogs in cages covered in their own filth and surrounded by garbage, 1 dead dog and 10 dead rabbits and 2 cats. The dogs and cats were removed from the home to the animal shelter, they were underweight and in need of medical attention. Adolf is set to appear at the Town of Pembroke Court on March 31st.
You now have the opportunity to vote for the new Genesee County flag design. Go to wbtai.com’s local news page to look at the 5 options for the new design for the county and follow the link to the genesee2050 website to vote. There are also 5 designs submitted by children to be voted on as well.
Over the weekend local basketball teams ruled the courts with the Elba Lady Lancers winning their 5th straight title against Prattsburg/Avoca 66 to 27. Notre Dame’s Lady Irish became the Class d1 Champions by beating South Seneca 55 to 48. Oakfield Alabama boys took the Class C2 Section 5 title by beating Caledonia Mumford 55 to 50.