Midday News Brief

Written by on July 13, 2021

The chances of a nine-hole Disc Golf course in Batavia’s Centennial Park is about as likely as a par 5 hole in one.
About 16 people showed up at last night’s city council meeting protesting the location of the course
Batavia resident Philip Boyd, the man who first proposed it, has withdrawn his plan. He now says he’s open to other locations.
Council President Gene Jankowski the use of Centennial Park for disc golf is a non-starter.
The council says city parks are not big enough for the Frisbee like golf-styled game and suggested Boyd take his plan to Genesee County.

State Police have released the results of their recent July Fourth weekend dangerous driving crackdown. In the Western New York Region, there were 11-hundred 60 tickets issued between July 2nd and July 5th. Most of the violations were for speeding, seat belt or child restraint issues and drunk driving.

New York State’s COVID rate continues to edge up. In the latest report, the statewide 7-day average positivity rate has grown to 0.88%. Hospitalizations have also increased, now standing at 348 – an increase of nine from the last report. Patients admitted to the ICU has also increased.

Disturbing new details have been released involving a crash earlier this month that left a man dead. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Jennie Clark drove into the wrong lane on Colby Street in Ogden July 4th. Video from inside the vehicle recorded by one of her daughters showed that Clark asked everyone inside if they were ready to die. The vehicle ended up hitting a utility pole, which fell on Clark’s husband Matthew, killing him. Clark is facing murder and other charges and is being held on 200-thousand dollars bail.

The Goo Goo Dolls have announced a return trip to Buffalo, but fans are going to have to wait a while to see them perform. The Grammy-nominated band said yesterday they’ll be taking the stage at KeyBank Center on September 24th, 2022. It will be the final stop on the group’s upcoming North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public at ten a-m Friday and seats will cost between $29 and $99 each.

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