Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 12, 2021
The New York State Police have released the results of their crackdown on DWI and reckless driving over the 4th of July Weekend. 10,238 tickets were issued across the state. Nearly 4000 of those were for speeding, and almost a thousand were for distracted driving, seatbelts not being worn and failure to move over for emergency vehicles. 195 people were arrested. There were 648 crashes and 122 people were injured and 2 died over the weekend. Last year the numbers were about 20 percent lower.
The gas prices keep on rising in Western Ny and the country as a whole. The price in Batavia is up to 3.16 which is 2 cents higher than last week. The New York State Average is 3.19 which is 1 cent up from last week. Across the nation the average is 3.15. The Energy Information Administration said that gas demand was the highest that it has been since 1991 while supplies continue to dwindle. Gasbuddy predicts higher prices through the rest of the summer.
Six Flags Darien Lake today announced the formal launch of Project Ed. This hiring initiative is for all educators and school employees. Participants will: be paid premium wages and those who work an average of 24 hours for eight weeks in a variety of leadership roles; have the opportunity to earn more than $3,000; and will automatically be entered into a raffle to earn up to $250 in gift cards for supplies in their classrooms. Six Flags Darien Lake, like many businesses, has been dealing with staffing shortages that lead to some rides not being open some areas of the park not being staffed.