Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 12, 2023
There is a winter weather advisory for Orleans county going from 4am this morning till 4 am Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting up to 5 inches of snow to fall and for driving to be slippery. There may be brief whiteout conditions so remember to slow down and use caution while driving.
Visitors from New York City had their car stolen and it was used in other crimes throughout the day according to Fairport police. The Chiavettas came to visit their relatives in their 2004 Beige Acura. They were staying with them overnight when the car was stolen, including a credit card and several personal belongings. According to Fairport Police chief Matthew Barnes the license plate was reported in other car thefts and several other crimes throughout the day. The family posted on social media and sleuths posted pictures of their car being used to transport people who were breaking into other cars around Monroe County. Barnes said police have been seeing an uptick in car thefts the last few weeks. The Chiavettas said they didn’t lock the car overnight, thinking it would be safer in Fairport than in New York City.
2 small children were kidnapped then reunited with their family. Rochester City Police responded to the area of Lake Avenue and Phelps Avenue for the report of a vehicle stolen with two young children inside around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the mother of two children, ages 6 and 3, left her vehicle running as she entered the corner store close to where the vehicle was parked. During that time, the suspect allegedly entered the vehicle and drove off with both children inside. Officers immediately began an extensive search of the area. About 20 minutes later, police located the vehicle on Dempsey Place. Both children were inside of the vehicle uninjured. The children have been reunited with their family. The suspect had fled prior to police arrival. There are currently no suspects in custody.
Governor Hochul was there to announce the opening of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Thursday. The games go through January 22nd and include alpine skiing, curling, biathlon, cross country skiing, figure skating, freestyle and freeski, hockey, speedskating, ski jumping, snowboard and nordic combined. New York State spent 550 million dollars to renovate the area and complexes over the past several years to get ready for the games. This is the second largest global winter sports event behind the Olympics. Tickets for attending live at Whiteface and the sports complexes in Lake Placid are 15 dollars per event. The games can be watched on ESPN, Fubo, or the International University Sports Federation’s FISU.tv.
According to New York State, mobile sports betting is more popular than predicted. It’s been legal in New York for about a year. Efforts to bring sports betting to New York state began a decade ago. Now, a major milestone for the mobile sports betting industry here in New York state. Revenue has passed the one-billion-dollar mark. In 2022, New Yorkers placed more than 16 billion dollars in bets through online or mobile sportsbooks. After paying out the winning bets, the state says it earned one point four billion dollars in revenue. According to officials, the 700-million dollars in state tax revenue generated by mobile sports betting is the highest in the nation.
The Buffalo Bills and Delaware North have added some new items to the Highmark Stadium menus for their game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Topping their culinary announcement is the Hurdle Burger to celebrate Josh Allen’s now signature move of jumping over opposing players. It is a triple stack turkey burger with peppadew pico and beer cheese fondue. The turkey is because Allen closed a press conference by saying it was TBT, turkey burger time. Another player named dish is the Can You Digg It? Chicken sausage patty topped with SHOUT sauce, shredded carrots and blue cheese and a boneless wing on a brioche bun. There are several other options for Bills fans to enjoy in addition to the normal menu.
The Buffalo Sabres were overflown by the Jets in a 4-2 defeat Thursday night making Buffalo 20 and 18 and 2 for the season. Victor Olofsson and Tyson Jost scored for Buffalo, and Luukkonen – recalled from Rochester earlier in the day – made 23 saves. The Sabres have lost three in a row and four of six. Saturday they will be in Nashville to play the Predators at 8pm.