Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 19, 2021
Planning on going to a concert this summer? New York State is cracking down on underaged drinking at concerts. There will be state investigators on patrol at concert venues such as CMAC in Canandaigua, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Jones Beach, and the Lakeview Amphitheater. The investigators will be there to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs. Officials say those who are under 21 and found using a fake ID to purchase alcohol can be ticketed and their license can be revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year.
A school bus and a car collided this morning in Corfu at East Main and Alleghany Rd with 26 students being on the bus. The fire chief reports that there were only minor injuries. Mercy EMS responded to the scene.
You may think there has been a lot of rain this month and you’d be right. This July has been the 5th wettest July on record in western New York with 5 inches above normal by today. Right now the amount of rain is set at 6.6 inches for this month. The wettest July on record had 8.93 inches of rain in 1992. The other 3 wettest years on record are 1897, 1873, and 1878. As far as the year goes we are 2 inches below normal for the whole year.
The Batavia Muckdogs game against the Elmira Pioneers last night ended in a rather colorful and abrupt way and we still don’t know who won. The pioneers had a rocky relationship with the Umpires all night which started with a coach being ejected from the game and culminated in one pitcher being ejected, a second pitcher insulting the ump and then the dugout and infield all coming over to attack the umpire which resulted in the whole team being thrown out in the 9th inning. The score stood at 10 to 10 with the Pioneers forfeiting but the league has yet to call the game. The follow up Battle of the Badges game between the Batavia PD and the Batavia Fire Department involved a cat stuck in a tree and the game being called for rain in the third inning with the Fire Department leading the police by a score of 7 to zip. No official word on what happened to the cat.