Midday News Brief

Written by on December 3, 2021

City Police and the Batavia City School District continue to look for the source of what they described as threats against city schools posted on social media.
Those threats caused school officials to cancel school for today along with all after school activities. The Richmond Library is also closed.
Police are asking students or families who have any information about the threats to call Batavia Police or the confidential tip line.

34-year-old John Hobbs of Clinton Street Road: he’s charged with burglary and violating an order of protection.
Authorities say Hobbs entered the home of a person he was ordered to stay from. Hobbs fled the home before lawmen arrived. K-9 Deputy Rayzor found Hobbs hiding in the woods just south of the home.

27-year-old Alexander Scheg of Byron collared by deputies for bail jumping. Now he’s being held on $4,000 bail.

Governor Kathy Hochul says she’s not planning to issue any statewide mandates to deal with the growing number of coronavirus cases across New York. Governor Hochul says that she’s continuing to urge people to wear a mask and get vaccinated in order to keep the illness from spreading. However, Hochul said she isn’t opposed to putting mandates in place if infections keep increasing, but believes doing so now would be an overreaction.

The winless streak of the Buffalo Sabres has now hit three games following a disappointing loss on the road. After going ahead four-to-one in the second period, Buffalo gave up six unanswered goals and lost to the Florida Panthers seven-to-four. Up next for the Sabres is a road contest against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night.

The jackpots for two popular lottery games keep rising, meaning there will be a total of $390-million up for grabs the next couple of days. The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is currently at $112-million. Tomorrow’s Powerball jackpot is even larger and that prize currently sits at $278-million.

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