Halloween Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 31, 2022
The ghosts and ghouls and superheroes will be out to get their candy or maybe a trick or two. Halloween trick r treating is tonight from 4 to 9pm in Batavia. If you are driving anywhere make sure to slow down and look for trick or treaters in the road, especially because wearing all black as a costume is popular. If you are going to any Halloween parties, have a plan to get home safely. Parents, make sure your kids know not to eat any unwrapped candies and to look before crossing streets and driveways. Putting reflective tape or bright colors on candy buckets is a great way to increase visibility without sacrificing the costume. And lastly, if you aren’t handing out candy, leave your porch light off.
Two 16-year-olds are expected to survive after being shot in Buffalo over the weekend. The boy and girl were hit by gunfire Saturday night on Weston Avenue near the Mount Calvary Cemetery and were taken to Erie County Medical Center where they were last listed in stable condition. The names of the victims haven’t been released yet.
Buffalo police say they’ve arrested a 12-year-old boy in connection with a bank robbery. The boy entered the M&T Bank branch office on Jefferson Avenue Friday morning and gave the teller a note demanding money. He was able to get away with a small amount of cash but was taken into custody a short time later on East Utica Street. He is now facing a felony charge.
We knew the drop in gas prices wouldn’t last. Drivers are definitely feeling the pain at the pump due to a rise in gas prices over the past seven days. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular fuel is now three-75. That’s up eight cents since this time last week and is two cents higher than a month ago. The state average is three-81 and nationally it is three-76. Prices are on the rise thanks to OPEC decreasing the amount of oil being produced after President Biden’s failed attempt to convince them to keep the amount up at least through the midterm elections.
Witches are casting a spell on Google’s list of most popular Halloween costumes this year. With Halloween upon us, Google Trends is out with its 2022 FrightGeist list that takes a look at the most searched for costumes in the U.S. For the second straight year witch comes in at number one. Rounding out the top five are Spider-Man, dinosaur, “Stranger Things” and fairy.
Need a little pocket change? Someone out there could become a billionaire when the lotto is announced tonight. As the Powerball jackpot once again reaches the ten-figure level. No one’s hit the multi-state lottery since August 3rd, so tonight’s jackpot will climb past one-billion-dollars for just the second time ever. A top prize of more than one-point-five-billion dollars was awarded back in 2016. The cash value for today’s upcoming jackpot will be at least 497-million-dollars.
Labor unions, the Rochester City School District and several local organizations partnered up to give away more than 20,000 free children’s books to Rochester students, families, and educators at Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 on Saturday. The event included free books, food, games, face painting, bounce houses and more. Parents and guardians were able to choose books for home libraries and educators and school staff were able to choose books for their classrooms or programs. Governor Kathy Hochul also stopped by the book drive during her visit to Rochester.
A town in Maine is telling its residents that they cannot vote Buffalo Bills Quarterback Josh Allen into the mayor’s office. Bills fans are everywhere, including the city of 20,000-plus residents, Westbrook, Maine, and they’ve been showing their support of the quarterback using yard signs. Those signs, promoting Allen for mayor, confused some other residents into going to city hall to ask why Allen was not on their ballots. The city put out a press release and updated their Facebook page to say Allen was not a candidate for mayor
The Buffalo Bills beat the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium on Sunday night. But their 27 to 17 win wasn’t all wings and snowflakes. Allen threw 2 interceptions in the second half. The Bills drew several penalties. The good news, the Bills were on the right side of that 27-17 win. They’ll take their 6-1 overall record and head to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Buffalo Sabres beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4 to 3 Saturday with come from behind goals in the last 20 minutes of the game and an overtime goal from Victor Olofsson. Tage Thompson scored both the late game goals after Buffalo started the 3rd period down 3 to 1. The Sabres will miss trick r treating tonight as they are playing against the Detroit Red wings at 7 at the Keybank Arena.