Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 7, 2022
Four applications will be available for sports bettors who want to use their mobile devices for gambling. The New York State Gaming Commission announced that Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive can accept wagers beginning Saturday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. There are 5 more applications working toward being approved and will be available as soon as they finish the process.
A 24 year old woman is dead after falling into the Warsaw Falls Wednesday morning. Investigators say they found the woman’s car at the Warsaw Village Park around 11:30 a.m. and followed footprints in the snow from the car to the nearby waterfall. Police say they believe she was headed home when she slipped into the gorge, and her body was recovered by the Wyoming County Rope Rescue Team. Investigators are conducting an autopsy and the woman’s name is not being released at the request of her family.
After the Chief of police of Greece resigned in disgrace following a drunk driving incident and attempted coverup the new acting police chief was just in an accident wednesday afternoon. A statement from Greece Police says Acting Chief Jason Helfer was traveling east on Kuhn rd when a westbound vehicle turned in front of him. It goes on to say Helfer tried to avoid a collision but was struck by the other vehicle, losing control and hitting a telephone pole. State Police say Helfer was taken to Unity Hospital with minor injuries. The other driver was not injured. Helfer was driving his department-issued Chevy Tahoe.
Christmas may come but once a year but there is something else that only comes once every 5 years. Perry’s Zero Visibility Ice Cream is being brought out and put back onto store shelves. The coconut rum ice cream commemorates the Blizzard of 77. It was first available in 1997. It will be on shelves for a limited time and then disappear till 2027.
The Buffalo Sabres got close but couldn’t clinch a win against the San Jose Sharks Thursday night. The Sabres lost 3 to 2 for their fifth straight loss. Jeff Skinner and Zemgus Girgensons scored for the Buffalo team. Buffalo made almost twice as many shots on goal as San Jose with Adin Hill saving 35 vs Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen saving 18. The Sabres face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at 7pm at KeyBank Arena.