Midday News Brief

Written by on October 15, 2021

A local drug Take Back Day has been scheduled in Genesee County.
Law Enforcement agencies will collect un-wanted and expired medications at various sites next Saturday from 10 until 2.
The Batavia Police Department will accept prescription drugs and sharps in the Alva Place parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office will collect prescription drugs at the Pembroke Town Hall and LeRoy will accept prescription drugs at their headquarters on West Main in LeRoy.
Authorities remind homeowners that medicines that languish in home medicine cabinets are susceptible to misuse and abuse. Get rid of them, no questions asked, next Saturday.

Batavia Downs is supporting Operation Warm, a fund-raising effort by Batavia City Firemen to buy new coats for kids this winter.
The Downs presented a check for $2,000 to support the effort that has a goal of purchasing 300 new, American made coats for local child in need.
The money contributed by the Downs was raised at the Summer Concert Series through the rental of chairs.

State Park Police say a male body has been found in the lower Niagara River near an area where they’ve been searching for a missing teenager. Police say it could be the body of 15-year-old Kameron Stenzel, who fell into the water earlier this week while fishing with his father. The identity of the body has yet to be confirmed.

The Buffalo Sabres have started their brand-new season the right way with a big win on home ice. The Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens by a score of five-to-one at KeyBank Center last night.
Buffalo goalie Craig Anderson was solid in net and stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced. The Sabres will have today off before hosting the Arizona Coyotes tomorrow afternoon at one p-m.

The City of Batavia announces that city wide leaf collection will begin October 25th.
Do not bag your leaves and be sure to rake them close to the curb line without placing them in the street.
Schedule of collection locations.

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