Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 14, 2022
The public can see police disciplinary records. According to a regional appellate Judge, police have to make public any disciplinary records, even if they aren’t substantiated. The ruling came down Thursday that the public has a right to know about accusations against police departments and their officers whether or not internal reviews found the accusations true. The New York Civil Liberties Union had been pursuing the suit against New York’s law enforcement since 2020 and this ruling overturns lower court’s rulings.
The cost of gas keeps going up and that means Western New York drivers are paying more these days to keep their vehicles running. According to Triple A, the average price for a gallon of regular fuel in the area is now three-82. That’s up one cent in the last week and is 12 cents more than this time last month. The state average is three-90 per gallon and nationally it’s three-77.
School trips are on the schedule for the Batavia City School Board meeting. At 6pm tonight Coaches Staley and Kirkwood want to pitch a trip to Albany Academy Holiday tournament for the Batavia Notre Dame Hockey Team. A Washington DC trip for March is being proposed to give kids a close up look at government and the modern day issues facing it. And the Mixed And Treble Chorus wants to take a 2 day trip to the Big Apple for a Broadway Musical and sightseeing tour.
In local sports the Oakfield Alabama Elba Aggies overcame the only other undefeated team in Genesee County, the Alexander Trojans in the sectional final, 35 to 7 earning the Section 5 Class D title. Alexander will go on to the Section 5 Class D Quarter Finals in Albany and the Aggies are facing off against Randolph in the Far West Regional game. The Pembroke Dragons won their 10th game of the season against the Canisteo-Greenwood Redskins 40 to 20 for the first Sectional Title in the school’s history. They were escorted back by the fire departments from East Pembroke, Pembroke, Indian Falls and Corfu. The Dragons will go on to play the Regional Crossover game against Morrisville Eaton on friday. Batavia won against Monroe making them the Section 5 Class B champions.
The Buffalo Bills are now 3rd in the AFC East after dropping their second game this season. They lost to the Vikings on Sunday 33 to 30. Josh Allen was back in the game after an elbow injury kept him out of practices most of last week. He threw an interception in the second half, tackled the runner himself, and ended the game with another interception leading to a field goal by the Vikings ending the game. The Bills play next against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 1 in Orchard Park.
The Buffalo Sabres dropped their 5th straight game against the Boston Bruins at the Keybank Center Saturday night 3 to 1. The lone goal for Buffalo was scored by Tage Thompson in the first period. Buffalo is back in action at home Tuesday night against Vancouver. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.