Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 1, 2023
A 21-year-old junior at Cornell University has been charged in connection to violent online threats directed at his school’s Jewish community. Patrick Dai, originally from Pittsford, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly posting a series of disturbing messages to the Cornell section of an online forum, threatening to brutally assault and kill any Jewish people he sees on campus and saying he was “gonna shoot up 104 West,” which is a Cornell dining hall that caters to Kosher diets and is located next to the Cornell Jewish Center. Dai is charged with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A body has been recovered from the Genesee river in Rochester. Emergency crews, including a scuba team, responded to the Genesee River near the Inner Loop just before 11 a.m. Tuesday after 911 received a report of a body in the water. Crews recovered human remains from the river Tuesday afternoon and turned them over the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification. Traffic on the Inner Loop between Interstate 490 and St. Paul Street was closed for several hours, as was the Andrews Street Bridge. Both reopened later Tuesday afternoon. No report on the identity has been released yet.
A new study released by the Business Council of New York State says that the state lost almost 10 billion dollars to Florida in the year 2021. Over the past 3 years 993 billion dollars left New York and moved to other states. The national average of financial growth is 4 percent. New York has sat at .2 percent for the last 3 years. The report also states that New York is very low on the list for business friendliness, tax competitiveness and out migration. Governor Hochul’s office touted the new tech corridor in Western and upstate New York and nearly half a million jobs created since she took office and said she is doing everything in her power to turn the state around. Experts warn that without New York reducing tax burdens and cutting overregulation the trend will continue.
State Police have recovered the vehicle they believe was involved in a deadly shooting on Interstate 190 in Buffalo. Troopers say the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen before last Thursday’s shooting that left a City of Buffalo Sewer Authority worker dead and two other colleagues hurt. Police don’t have a motive but believe that this was an isolated incident and there’s no threat to the public.
The Buffalo Bills have picked up a new Cornerback, Rasul Douglas, in a trade with the Green Bay Packers. Buffalo acquired the 28-year-old corner and a 2024 fifth-round pick from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a 2024 third-round pick. He’s been a durable player, missing just nine total games since coming into the league in 2018. He also intercepted Josh Allen during the Packers’ loss to the Bills last season. People in Green Bay say Douglas is also a leader and a voice that is heard in the locker room. He has size, standing at 6-foot-2-inches, and he can make plays, racking up nine interceptions over the past two seasons. He comes to the team as Tre’davious White is out for the season with an injury.
Wednesday November 8th the Office for the Aging in Genesee County will be hosting an Employment Fair for people with disabilities from 1 to 4 pm. The event presents an opportunity for job seekers to connect with leading companies, organizations, and not-for-profits to explore a wide range of career options. You can preregister for the event by calling Ashley Dunham at the Office for the Aging at 585 815 8501 or emailing email@example.com.