Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 16, 2021
It is a sad part of the sport. An accident on the track at Batavia Downs involved three horses and their drivers. Unfortunately, one of the horses involved had to be put down.
The Downs says the accident occurred in the last race yesterday afternoon.
A Pacer named Red Roll went down at the 5/8’s pole. Two other paces then ran over him.
The drivers escaped serious injury. Two of the horses were treated but Red Roll had to be euthanized.
A shooting in Albion over the weekend. It happened on Saturday afternoon, lawmen found a 23-year-old man lying on the sidewalk at South Main and Beaver Street in Albion with gunshot wound to right leg. He was taken to the hospital and later released. The incident remains under investigation. Police are calling it an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.
A Batavia man who crashed his car into a house in Lockport last week has died.
63-year-old John Kindig succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
Deputies say Kindig crashed into a home on Chestnut Hill Road in Lockport.
Three people in the house at the time were not hurt but the house was declared a total loss.
The owners of the Buffalo Bills say they’re willing to share the cost of a new stadium with taxpayers. Pegula Sports and Entertainment officials say the idea of renovating Highmark Stadium isn’t realistic and they want a new facility to be built across from it in Orchard Park. The price tag for the new stadium is projected to be about $1.4-billion.
A survey by Triple-A shows gasoline prices in Batavia about three cents a gallon higher than the Western New York Average.
The average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is about two-cents higher than last week.