Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 24, 2022
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a three alarm industrial fire at a livestock barn. Crews encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions when they arrived at Baskin Livestock on Creek Road in Bethany Sunday. Fire officials say it appears the blaze started in a machine that separates food from paper. Nearly ten fire companies from two counties were called in to battle the fire. This facility processes expired food products for use by livestock. All seven people working at the time of the fire got out safely. There’s no word on a damage estimate.
A Batavia woman has been charged in connection to the vandalism of a car outside the city council meeting in September. 40 year old Jill Turner allegedly poured nail polish on a car while the owner was in the meeting about farm animals inside the city limits on September 12th. Turner owns goats and her neighbors have complained about them being a nuisance and Turner being a bully. She was charged with criminal mischief in the 2nd degree.
With recent polls showing Zeldin with a slight edge over Hochul the first and only debate will be airing this Tuesday. The 2 candidates will be taking the stage at Pace University. Zeldin says he hopes the moderator will ask Hochul about rising crime and why she only agreed to 1 debate over a month after absentee voting has started. The debate will only air on spectrum tv.
This week is national Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American households, including 2.1 million low-income households that have children under six years of age, live in homes containing lead exposure hazards. According to the 2021 American Community Survey, approximately 74% (30,000) of housing units in Genesee and Orleans Counties were built before 1978 and may have lead exposure hazards. Lead exposure in children can cause learning and behavior problems, slow growth and development, and cause hearing and speech problems. Doctors can test kids for lead and GO Health can help you get your house tested as well. If you are renting you should ask your landlord to get your home tested.
Batavia drivers are paying a bit less to keep their vehicles running these days thanks to a slight drop in gas prices. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular fuel is now three-68. That is down a penny from this time last week and is 14 cents cheaper than it was a month ago. Currently, the state average is sitting at three-67 a gallon and nationally it’s three-79.
Author Salman Rushdie is back on his feet after the knife attack on the stage at Chautauqua Institute. His agent says he has lost the use of one eye and one hand since the assailant stabbed him in the neck and chest over 15 times. 24 year old Hadi Matar, of Fairview, New Jersey, has been incarcerated after pleading not guilty to attempted murder and assault. Matar has said he follows Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in interviews with the New York Post since the attack. Khomeini issued a decree in 1989 calling for the killing of Rushdie after he wrote the book The Satanic Verses which many Muslims consider blasphemous. Rushdie’s whereabouts are being kept secret at this time.
The Buffalo Sabres kept their winning streak alive on Saturday against the Canucks with a 5 to 1 win. Alex Tuch, Victor Olofsson, Zemgus Girgensons, and Rasmus Dahlin all scored for Buffalo. The Sabres are now 4 and 1 on the season. They go on to play the Seattle Kraken tonight. Puck drop is 10 pm.