Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 12, 2023
Another shooting involving a vehicle in Buffalo. Buffalo police are investigating after a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning on Broadway and Lathrop Street. Ferry-Fillmore officers were called to Broadway and Lathrop Street just after 3:15 a.m. Police say a 32-year-old Buffalo man was shot multiple times inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
A man is expected to survive a shooting that happened on Hudson Avenue in Rochester on Saturday morning. At around 9:21 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Durnan Street for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 55-year old man, city resident, who was shot multiple times in the upper body. Police say the victim is an employee at the Durnan Mini Market. He was transported to Strong Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The shooting is under investigation and there are no suspects in custody.
Police say a man attempted to rob a store in Rochester with a hatchet Saturday night. Around 9:15 the Family Dollar on Waring Road had an incident where a man came in and demanded money. Employees confronted him and he went to the door and displayed a hatchet and then fled. No one was injured. There are no suspects in custody at this time. An investigation is underway.
Some possible bad news for the STAMP site in Genesee County near Alabama. The Plug Power company currently building a hydrogen fuel cell plant at the site declared in an SEC filing that it has not been able to raise enough money through investors and may not have enough capital to continue to be a “going concern” within a year. The Latham-based company started selling public stock in 1999 and has never reported a profit, which is not unusual for early-stage start-ups. The company is working on several options to raise more capital. The CEO said that the report is not final and he has hope for the company’s future. According to reports in early October, Plug Power is considered a strong contender for a portion of $7 billion in federal grants for alternative energy projects. In 2019, the federal government committed $4 million to the company.
Gas Price update! According to AAA the average price of a gallon of gas in Batavia is 3.67. This is down 5 cents from a week ago and 13 cents from a month ago. The New York State average is 3.66 which is down 4 cents from last week and 17 cents from last month. The national average is 3.37. Recent drops in the price of oil may make the price of gas start going down faster. Oil has gone down over 10 dollars per barrel in just a week. It is possible New York could see sub-3 dollar prices if the trend continues.
High lead found in applesauce. If you have WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches, Schnucks Applesauce Pouches or Weis Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches you may want to take them back to where you got them or throw them away. These products were sold and distributed by multiple retailers, including Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Dollar Tree. 5 states have reported finding elevated lead levels in each of the products and at least 4 kids have gotten sick after eating them. New York State is working with local health departments to determine if there are any cases in New York of children with elevated blood lead levels connected to the recalled product.