Midday News Brief

Written by on April 6, 2021

Two robberies in Orleans County lead to a police pursuit with shots fired.
It all started yesterday morning with an armed robbery at Crosby’s in Albion. A lone suspect brandished a weapon and demanded cash then fled in a vehicle.
Then just after 10:30 yesterday morning, another armed robbery at the Family Dollar in Medina. Again, a weapon was shown – this time a handgun – the suspect fled with cash in a small black car with out of state plates.
That vehicle was later spotted by Albion police and the chase was on. Road blocks were established. The suspect vehicle then drove toward a deputy causing the lawman to have to jump out of the way to save his life.
At this point shots were fired into the suspect’s car. It then traveled several more miles before losing a wheel and coming to a stop. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were taken into custody. There were no injuries to either the suspects or police. It is believed the suspects are linked to multiple robberies in Monroe and Orleans Counties.

An important chunk of state aid for Batavia makes its way into the final budget bill.
It means $800,000 dollars for the city of Batavia in the form of Video Lottery Terminal (VLT)  aid. Basically, this is extra cash for the city to have Batavia Downs within its border.
That budget bill has yet to be approved and signed by the governor.

As of today, any New Yorker over the age of 16 will become eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
But, there are some things these people should know before signing up for their shots.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for people ages 16 and 17.
In order to get a Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine you must be at least 18.

The Buffalo Sabres will be on the road tonight as they search for a second straight win. They’ll be taking on the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
The Sabres are coming off of a three-to-two shootout victory over the New York Rangers Saturday night and have earned a point in each of their last four games.


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