Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 15, 2023
An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly hit-and-run that happened near Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Authorities say 32-year-old Khairullah Hasein was working as an Amazon delivery driver on Monday night when he struck a 65-year-old Rochester man and left the scene. The victim was rushed to a hospital but couldn’t be saved. Hasein is facing multiple charges and officials say there’s no evidence that speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in this tragedy. Police say that the only reason Hasein is being charged is that he fled the scene of the accident. If convicted, he could face up to seven years behind bars.
A former School Administrator at the Gow School in South Wales is looking at a possible 20 year prison sentence after being arrested and charged with possession of Child Pornography. 50 Year old Matthew Fisher was arrested after the Gow School IT department found that he had accessed web pages with pictures and videos of naked young boys performing sexual acts on each other. The IT department turned the information over to the head of the school who then called the FBI. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the images have timestamps that range from January 2019 through September 2023 and some of the images allegedly appear to be from a covert camera and depict clothed, male children in a bedroom believed to be on campus of The Gow School. Fisher has been terminated from his position at the school. He made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and is being held pending a detention hearing on Friday.
Police are investigating a shooting on the city of Rochester’s northeast side Tuesday afternoon. Officers said a 16-year-old boy was shot on Melville Street in Rochester just before 1 p.m. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
New York State Senator Tim Kennedy has announced that he’s going to be seeking a seat in Congress. Kennedy says he wants to fill the spot in the 26th District that’s going to open up when Congressman Brian Higgins leaves office in February. Kennedy, a Democrat, says if elected he’ll work to keep guns off the streets and continue the fight for abortion. It’ll be up to Governor Hochul to announce when a special election in the district will be held.
The Buffalo Bills have made a change to their coaching staff after announcing Ken Dorsey has been replaced as offensive coordinator. The move was made yesterday, just hours after the Bills suffered a disappointing 24 to 22 home loss to the Denver Broncos. Quarterbacks coach Joe Brady will serve as interim offensive coordinator until a permanent hire is made. The Bills have a record of five wins and five losses this season and their next game is Sunday against the New York Jets.
The Buffalo Sabres are now on two-game losing streak after being beaten at home by one of the best teams in the NHL. Victor Olofsson scored both of Buffalo’s goals as his team fell to the Boston Bruins five-to-two at KeyBank Center last night. Sabres goaltender Devon Levi stopped just 13 of 18 shots before being pulled from the game. Buffalo’s next contest is on Friday against the Winnipeg Jets.