Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 10, 2022
A group of teenagers has been charged with a spree of carjackings in Rochester and Gates. Two 15 year olds and a 16 year old are accused of holding a woman at gunpoint and pulling her from her car before driving it away on Wednesday night on Polaris street. Tuesday they allegedly carjacked a man outside his apartment on Resolute Circle and another was attacked and had his car stolen at Poplar Gardens. There were so many carjackings last year that a task force was formed in Monroe County after a man was shot to death during an attempted carjacking in Gates. Two teens pleaded guilty this week in Richard Sciascia’s death. Rochester police are saying if someone approaches you and demands something, a phone, shoes, your car or anything else, just to give it to them. No item is worth your life.
The national price per gallon of regular unleaded is only 3 cents shy of 5 dollars which is up 10 cents from Monday. It was 3.07 a year ago. New York State’s is 1 cent over the 5 dollar mark even with the tax relief. In Batavia we are a bit below average with prices hovering around 4.90 which is 15 cents up since Monday. Oil has increased to 123 a barrel. Seasonal demand coupled with cutting off the oil supply coming from Russia and investors not wanting to put money into the increasingly hostile US market have led to a record increase in prices. Even with the high prices demand has stayed up.
Drivers on Columbia, Seneca and Miller Avenues in Batavia may experience delays between 7am and 3pm for cold milling operations. While work is being performed in this area, the roadway will be closed to all through traffic. Local traffic will be permitted to and from their residence or property but should plan accordingly for delays. All residents and businesses within the work area are asked not to park on the roadway during construction. This is weather dependent work; if work is postponed it shall progress the next workday.
A new airline is now operating in Buffalo, NY. Sun Country Airlines is offering low cost flights to and from the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport for as low as 79 dollars a ticket Thursday through Sunday. The Minnesota-based airline offers service to 80 destinations, including Charleston, Jacksonville, Spokane and Vancouver. On Tuesday, low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced it was launching daily non-stop service from Buffalo to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas starting August 9.
Country Music Star Garth Brooks is coming to Orchard Park on July 23rd and has a message to share with his fans in Buffalo and Western NY. Tickets go on sale June 17th.