Morning News Brief

Written by on November 29, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced Saturday the state is requiring nursing homes and adult care facilities to make COVID-19 booster doses available to all residents.  The state sent a letter to nursing home and adult care facility operators and administrators Wednesday with information on the requirement.

From the bad boys report: 25 year old Scott Simmons was arrested for burglary at Walmart on Memorial Drive at 4pm on Saturday.  He was charged with 3rd degree Burglary,   3rd degree Criminal Trespassing, Petty Larceny and False Impersonation.  He was given an appearance ticket and is set to go back before the Town court on December 21st.  

A shady debt collection agency in Buffalo has been shut down by the state Attorney General’s office.  The companies owned by Andrew Fanelli, Northwood Asset Management Group, Pinnacle Asset Recovery Group, and Koalaty Pay, all LLC’s are permanently banned from any debt collection.  According to the AG, call recordings revealed collectors working for those companies used illegal tactics to collect debt which included false threats of criminal action, wage garnishment, driver’s license suspension and lawsuits.  They have been ordered to shut down and dissolve all holdings within 6 months and pay the AG office 1.2 million dollars. 

Gas prices are dropping slightly this week.  In Batavia they are down 2 cents for a gallon of regular to 3.45.  The New York State Average is 3.56 which is one cent lower than last week.  The national average is 3.39 another 2 cent drop.  Lower prices per barrel and the tapping of 50 million gallons of the federal reserve are helping lower the price.  

The Buffalo Sabres, coming fresh off a win at home against the Canadiens Friday, couldn’t keep up with the Red Wings in Detroit on Saturday.  Buffalo lost 3 to 2 with Dylan Cozens and Jeff Skinner scoring for the Sabres.  This fresh loss leaves Buffalo at 8 and 10 and 3.  They play the Seattle Kraken home tonight at 7pm.  The Kraken beat Buffalo in Seattle early in November but they have a worse record than the Sabres with 7 and 13 and 1.


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