Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 19, 2023
Buffalo police are investigating after a 97-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at about 4 p.m. Saturday near Hertel Avenue and St. Florian Street. Police say a vehicle was turning onto St. Florian Street, from Hertel Avenue, when it struck an elderly woman attempting to cross the road. The 97-year-old Buffalo woman was taken to ECMC where she later died. Investigators believe the glaring sun could have played a role in the incident.
Governor Hochul signed legislation on Sunday to provide more testing for fentanyl and attempt to fight the opioid epidemic. Fentanyl testing strips were difficult to access across large parts of New York State. Matthew’s Law expands on the state’s ongoing efforts to provide access to test strips. Both the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports fund initiatives for providers to obtain and distribute fentanyl and xylazine test strips, as well as naloxone. Matthew’s law is named for Matthew Horan who died of an accidental Fentanyl overdose in 2020.
Gas Price Update: The current average price for a gallon of gas in Batavia is 3.65 which is 2 cents from last week and 13 cents from a month ago. The New York State average is 3.61 which is down 5 cents from last week. The US Average is 3.31. 10 state snow have below 3 dollar average gas. Demand is down from 9.5 million barrels a day to 8.95 million. If trends continue Holiday travel will be cheaper this year.
A Rochester man is bringing awareness to autism by running 144 miles around Monroe County. Clement Chung’s son was diagnosed with autism at age three. Now, he’s connecting others to the mission of Autism Up, a parent-led organization. Chung’s personal goal was to raise $14,400 by completing the county lap in just 44 hours. He surpassed that goal on Sunday, raising over $27,000. Autism Up has served more than 3,000 families living with autism in the greater Rochester area.
The Bills are now 6 and 5 after a 32 to 6 win against the Jets Sunday night. The Bills have been struggling and many fans were incredibly disappointed after last week’s 12 men on the field flub which saw a victory go up in smoke in the last few seconds of the game against the Broncos. Bills offense sacked Jets Quarterback Zack Wilson 5 times causing 2 fumbles. Allen went 20 of 32 for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns. Injuries in the Bills secondary continued to pile up, with Dane Jackson with a concussion, Taron Johnson also suffering a concussion and Taylor Rapp hurting his neck. The Bills will hit the road to face Jalen Hurts and the 8-1 Eagles in Philadelphia. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.
The holiday spirit is in the air at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. The holiday market is open and preparations for winter in the historic village are underway. Western New Yorkers will have the opportunity to step back in time to the 19th century to experience what winter preparations were like back then. This year, organizers collected non-perishable donations through Cameron Community for Families this Thanksgiving.