Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 25, 2021
A bag left in the Geneseo Walmart was cause to call in the bomb squad. Police were called when a suspicious package was discovered in the produce section of the Supercenter at 4235 Veteran Drive Sunday afternoon. Law enforcement officials decided to evacuate the store until it could be determined what the package was. The bomb squad from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was called in to evaluate the package, due to its appearance. It was determined the package was not a threat, and the store was opened soon after the incident.
Legislation that helps credit unions give out more small business loans was signed into law by Governor Hochul Sunday. The legislation allows Credit Unions to participate in the Excelsior Linked Deposit Program where the state puts money into the Credit Union equal to the loan being given out which allows the institution to give out at a lower interest rate. Then the deposit is paid back 4 years later. Hochul and supporters say this will help unbanked communities.
The Monroe County DA is investigating a crash involving the Chief of the Greece Police Department and his police issue vehicle. Chief Drew Forsythe crashed into a guard rail while trying to avoid a deer on Interstate 390 near Latona Road around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the department. He had attended a function for the New York State Police earlier in the night, the department spokesperson said. After the crash Forsythe reportedly drove for 2 miles with sparks flying from the vehicle and one tire deflated claiming that his radio wasn’t working, the crash had caused him to lose his phone and he was trying to get a signal. He was not tested for impaired driving or treated for any injuries.
All Babies Cherished, the pro-life nonprofit on Ellicott street that offers support, education and supplies to pregnant moms and new mothers and also helps with adoption services held their second Fall Festival Saturday and filled the City Center with vendors and some community organizations. Notable were The Peace Gardens Basket Raffle, UMMC’s Baby Cafe and GLOW4BABIES tables along with over 90 craft, book, and various other vendors. Coming up Thursday this week at 7pm is their online fundraiser to coincide with their 25th anniversary. Follow the link to their website on wbtai.com.
The Buffalo Sabres couldn’t keep up with the New Jersey Devils Saturday night as they went down 2 to 1 in overtime. Dylan Cozens gave buffalo their only goal 4 minutes into the game and that was the only goal till the third period. Sabres Goalie Dustin Tokarski made 37 saves. Buffalo has another quick turnaround on the horizon. The Tampa Bay Lightning come to KeyBank Center for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop tonight.