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Written by on November 15, 2021

20-year-old Brennan Dean of Bolivar has been charged following the deadly crash in Pavilion Friday.  He is charged with Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter, possessing a stolen vehicle, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and more. Troopers said Dean was southbound at a high rate of speed on Starr Road when he lost control and struck a utility pole. A passenger was ejected and died at the scene. Dean fled the scene but was nabbed by police. The vehicle involved in this incident was reported stolen from North Tonawanda. The passenger has not been identified at this time. The investigation is ongoing

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released an audit that found the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services cannot assure the cybersecurity support they are providing to state agencies, local governments, and public authorities.  In New York, cyberattacks have impacted public and private entities large and small, including reported attacks at state agencies and 911 systems.  OatKa in Batavia was a victim of a cyber attack just a month ago.

According to the Associated Press…President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered money to local news organizations. The help would come in the form of a payroll tax credit for companies that employ local journalists. The measure would allow newspapers, digital news outlets and radio and television stations to claim a tax credit of $25,000 the first year and $15,000 the next four years for up to 1,500 journalists. 

After a year’s delay of celebrating the 25-year existence of Genesee Cancer Assistance the nonprofit will finally have its day.  The Non-Profit provides assistance by helping with expenses related to prescriptions, medical co-pays, transportation to and from medical facilities, home health care and related equipment and child care. The organization also provides biblical counseling, support groups, informative materials and the Simply Beautiful program, created to help cancer patients with personalized advice for how to deal with the side effects of treatment on their hair and skin. The organization’s dinner celebration is at 5 p.m. Saturday the 20th at Batavia Downs.

The Buffalo Bills trashed the New York Jets in Sunday’s 45-17 win. The Bills now hold the season at 6-2.  Their next game is against the Indianapolis Colts at Highmark Stadium Sunday at 1pm.

The Sabres lost their first game against the Maple Leafs in the last minute of regulation.  In the last 15 seconds of the game Toronto scored, taking the game to 5 to 4 in the Leafs favor.  Forward Jeff Skinner scored two goals for the Sabres, including a tally in the third that sparked a rally towards a late tie for Buffalo. Tage Thompson and Rasmus Dahlin also found the back of the net for Buffalo.  The Sabres are back on the road to start the upcoming week. Buffalo will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

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