Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 15, 2021
The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Advisory of most of Western New York, including Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
The advisory takes effect tomorrow morning and runs through the day.
Southwest winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are forecast with gusts up to 50.
The weather service says that gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and cause a few isolated power outages.
It was just last weekend the area was struck by winds in excess of 70 miles per hour and caused thousand to lose power.
So far, at least, winds that high are not forecast for tomorrow.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say what appeared to be a deadly auto accident in the Town of Alabama was most likely a fatal medical emergency.
The incident happened early last evening on Alleghany Road.
A pick-up was located about 100 yards off the highway.
A 9-1-1 call was made by On-star but all dispatchers could hear was a horn blowing. There was no response from the victim.
The victim, a man who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Governor Hochul is defending her order that masks must be worn in all public places statewide unless there’s a vaccine requirement in place. She cites an anticipated holiday spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations combined with the highly contagious omicron variant as reasons for the mask rule. The governor says she hopes the mask rule will be temporary.
Members of the state ethics commission say ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo must repay the proceeds generated by his multi-million-dollar book deal. The ethics panel says Cuomo broke a promise not to use state resources or government staff in writing the book and that he must hand over the proceeds to the Attorney General’s office within the next 30 days.
The long winless streak of the Buffalo Sabres has finally come to an end following a much-needed win on the road.
The victory was the first for the Sabres since they defeated the Montreal Canadiens in late November. Buffalo’s next game will be tomorrow night when they visit the Minnesota Wild.