Midday News Brief

Written by on April 2, 2021

New York State Troopers will soon be wearing body cameras.
The directive is expected to begin in Western New York by the end of the summer.

Batavia is headquarters for Troop A which covers all of Western New York.



State Police Field Commander Steven Nigrelli talks about how the cameras will work:

The requirement for Troopers to wear body-worn cameras is the result of legislation that was signed into law last June.

Genesee County reports ten new positive cases of COVID-19.
Twenty-one of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
Seven of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

The State has released unemployment data for February.
Last February,, just before the COVID lockdown, Genesee County’s unemployment rate was 5-percent.
This year, the jobless rate for February was 6.6-percent.

Let your dog take you for a walk.
Beginning tomorrow, the Genesee County Park and Forest welcomes you and your best four-legged friend for the first in a series of walks in the park.
The guided walk is great for socialization and exercise for both dog and human.
The one hour walk begins at 10 tomorrow morning and ill continue on select Saturday mornings through July. There is $5 per dog registration fee with proceeds benefiting the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Call: 344-1122 to register.
Remember to bring a mask…for yourself.

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