Midday News Brief

Written by on August 2, 2021

It should have been expected. Summer driving is increasing demand for fuel and so the price at the pump goes up.
According to Triple A: the average price of a gallon of gas in Batavia has gone up two-cents over the past week….96-cents higher than a year ago.

This one is happening right now.
Numerous volunteer fire departments are responding to a barn fire on Hall’s Corners Road in Attica. Departments from both Genesee and Wyoming Counties are on scene.

An Attica man suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries following a crash on Route 98 in Alexander.
Deputies say 27-year-old Timothy Johnson crashed his jeep into a utility pole, the vehicle broke in half. Johnson was airlifted to ECMC.

The Buffalo Bills are reported to have proposed a $1.1 billion new stadium for the team.
Terry and Kim Pegula, the owners of the team, say the new stadium should be fully funded by New York taxpayers.
Many fans say while a new stadium is needed, they say the funds shouldn’t come out of their pockets.
When it comes to rumors of the team moving out of Buffalo altogether, fans are skeptical.

New York’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has now risen to 2.68%. On Sunday, 39 new hospitalizations were reported. Five new deaths were also attributed to virus-related complications.
Genesee County is reporting a 7-day positivity rate of point-8 percent.

No injuries were reported after a United Express flight had to make an emergency landing at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. The plane was traveling from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo last night when a pilot noticed a fuel leak coming from the aircraft. It was then diverted to Rochester and was able to touch down safely a few minutes later.

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