Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 6, 2023
The sweltering weather continues with another day of Heat Advisory for Genesee, Livingston and Orleans Counties. Starting at noon and running till 7pm today heat index values in the 90s are expected. The elderly and small children will be most at risk of heat related illnesses. The National Weather service reminds residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in the shade or air conditioning if possible, and never leave pets or children unattended in a vehicle.
The police are actively looking for a man who skipped out on his parole and are offering a reward. Crime stoppers have a reward of 2500 dollars for anyone who gives them information that leads to the arrest of Nathan Royse. Royse was convicted of burglary in the second degree and is on parole. Batavia Police put out a warrant for his arrest for absconding from parole as well as for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information, please contact: Crime Stoppers WNY. Call: 716-867-6161 or submit an anonymous tip online.
Two people are in custody after a stolen vehicle was recovered in downtown Buffalo on Monday afternoon, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the vehicle was recovered around 4 p.m. on Monday on the 190 Church Street exit off-ramp. Police and Erie County’s Air One helicopter tracked the vehicle, which was stolen from Amherst, until the people inside jumped out. Police said they tried to flee on foot, but officers on the ground apprehended them a “short time later.” Police SUVs were seen just below the 190.
GCASA is building a new place for women and children battling substance abuse in Albion. Part of the wooded nine-acre lot just outside of the Albion village limits is being cleared to make way for the construction of the building frame and roof this fall. the Albion location will provide services to women 18 and older during their recovery, with five of the 25 units set up to accommodate women with children younger than kindergarten age. Up to two children can live in those units. GCASA will operate the facility, with staffing at all hours, seven days a week. A grant from the New York State Department of Health has covered $4.6 million of the $5.2-million cost of construction.
Fans of the Buffalo Bills will soon have another food item they can add to their tailgate parties this season. Tops Friendly Markets is going to offer Dills Mafia Pickles at its stores later this month. The product is described as being gluten-free, all-natural, and vegan. Folks who are interested in purchasing the pickles can find them on store shelves September 15th.
Now that the New York State Fair has come to an end, one of the centerpiece attractions of the 13-day event is no more. The butter sculpture that was in the dairy building was removed yesterday. The 800 pounds of butter that were used will be recycled and turned into renewable energy to help power a creamery at a farm located in Livingston County. Meanwhile, the dates for next year’s fair have been announced — it’ll run August 21st through September 2nd.