Midday News Brief
Written by Doug Thompson on January 7, 2022
Wyoming County residents will now be able to go online to report positive results from at-home Covid tests. Residents may now visit www.wyomingco.net and follow the instructions provided. They will then be provided instructions, and advised as to how long they will need to isolate.
As of yesterday, the total positive Covid-19 tests is now at 10,440 in Genesee County. Approximately 9500 individuals have recovered and no longer need to be in isolation. According to the State’s Department of Health, a total of 164 deaths have been recorded due to the coronavirus. Just over 64% of Genesee County’s population five years of age and older have received at least one COVID vaccination; nearly 59% have completed the series of shots.
A 24 year old woman is dead after falling into the Warsaw Falls Wednesday morning. The woman’s car was found at the Warsaw Village Park around 11:30 a.m. Footprints found in the snow from the car led to the nearby waterfall. Police say they believe she was headed home when she slipped into the gorge. Investigators are conducting an autopsy and the woman’s name is not being released at the request of her family.
Monroe County deputies have arrested a Rochester man for his involvement in a stabbing that left a person seriously hurt. Police say 31-year-old Dante Hills broke into an apartment at the Pines of Perinton complex on Balsam Lane last Sunday and attacked the victim. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but is expected to survive. Hills is facing several charges including assault and burglary.
New Yorkers will soon be able to place bets on their favorite teams without having to head to a casino. The State Gaming Commission says that mobile sports betting can begin tomorrow. Anyone who wants to gamble can do so once proof of age has been verified, using Rush Street Interactive, FanDuel, DraftKings and Caesars Sportsbook. Officials say online betting may generate up to 500-million-dollars in revenue for the state each year.
Well, as you have undoubtedly heard by now, Buffalo got slammed with record-breaking amounts of snow yesterday. The lake effect snow band, which was approximately 12 miles wide, was persistent in the metro area of Buffalo and south town areas but tapered off as it approached Genesee and Wyoming Counties. On a positive note, there were no major accidents or weather-related difficulties in the GLOW regions; at this time, it appears that Attica, Alexander and Bennington received the most accumulations, amounting to a few inches of snow.
The Buffalo Sabres got close but couldn’t clinch a win against the San Jose Sharks Thursday night. The Sabres lost 3 to 2 for their fifth straight loss since they exited the NHL Covid protocol. Jeff Skinner and Zemgus Girgensons scored for the Buffalo team. Buffalo made almost twice as many shots on goal as San Jose with Adin Hill saving 35 vs Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen saving 18. However, the ‘W’ remains elusive. The Sabres face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at 7pm at KeyBank Arena.
The Buffalo Bills are just one victory away from winning the AFC East for the second year in a row. The Bills are set to battle their longtime division rival the New York Jets at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Should Buffalo lose and the New England Patriots defeat the Miami Dolphins, New England will win the division. Kickoff for the Bills game with Jets is set for 4:25 Sunday afternoon. Go Bills!