Midday News Brief

Written by on February 24, 2021

A Wind Advisory in effect for Genesee and Orleans counties until 10 tonight. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected with possible gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service says tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

A Batavia man charged with attempted murder could go on trial by April.
22 year old Jacob Sponaugle is accused of shooting another man entering the lobby of the Days Inn last July.
Sponaugle’s court appearance up to now have been held virtually. Judge Charles Zambito wants Sponaugle to appear in court – in person – on April 12th.
If no plea deal is offered and accepted, the trial would be the first in the county since of Coronavirus pandemic started.

There have been 15 new coronavirus cases reported over the past 24 hours. 12 of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
There have been five new COVID positive cases reported in Orleans County,

Attorney General Letitia James


The seven Rochester police officers who were investigated by the New York State Attorney general for their role in the death of an unarmed black man last March, will not face criminal charges – despite the death being ruled a homicide.
Attorney General Letitia James expressed disappointment after she learned of the grand jury’s decision Tuesday

Police handcuffed Daniel Prude while he was naked and held face down with a spit hood placed over his head. He had stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital. He died seven days later.

After some recent struggles, the offense of the Buffalo Sabres got on track in a big way last night as the team picked up a much-needed win.
The Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils four-to-one last night at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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