Midday News Brief

Written by on August 13, 2021

Census numbers are out and over the past decade Genesee County has lost 2.8-percent of its population…but county officials are alright with that.
County Planning Director Felipe Oltramari said the loss was less than projected.
The county’s official population from the 2020 census is 58,388.
The population of the City of Batavia went up by 135 people and now stands at 15,600.

A Batavia man seriously injured when his car crashed into a home in Lockport.
63-year-old John Kindig was flown of ECMC by Mercy Flight following the crash late last night on Chestnut Ridge Road.
The home was declared a total loss.

The National Weather Service is warning of some Hazardous weather ahead.
The service is predicting thunderstorms for this afternoon and tonight with the risk of strong gusty winds and heavy rain.
No specific warnings have been issued.

She hasn’t even moved into the Executive Mansion yet, but Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul already has her eye on the 2022 race for governor. Hochul, who will take over for Governor Cuomo on August 24th, says she intends to seek a full four-year term.

The Buffalo Bills will be back on the gridiron tonight as they play in their first preseason game of the 2021 campaign. They’ll be in the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Bills starting quarterback Josh Allen will not be seeing any action since the team wants to use the game to evaluate who will serve as his backup when the regular season starts next month. Kickoff for this evening’s contest is set for 7 p-m.


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