Morning News Brief

Written by on January 14, 2022

There is a Wind Chill Advisory for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties from tonight at 6pm till Saturday at 1pm.  The National weather service is warning of low temperatures and a wind chill of down to negative 20 degrees.  Exposed skin could turn to frostbite within minutes at those temperatures.  Stay indoors if possible.  If you are traveling, cover up and limit time outside.

Unvaccinated employees at companies with over 100 workers are breathing a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine or testing mandate Thursday afternoon saying it overstepped government and OSHA authority.  This means that companies do not have to fire or incur costs in testing any unvaccinated employees they have.  The White House said after the ruling that they still hope companies will fire their employees who aren’t vaccinated.  The Supreme court did allow a second, similar mandate which applied to healthcare workers to go into effect.

The ice rink is ready to go when cold weather hits this weekend in Leroy.  A rectangular-shaped ice skating rink will be available at Bunnel Park as soon as the temperatures drop low enough for the water to freeze.  Funding for the rink came from COVID relief funds.

The Buffalo Sabres beat the Nashville Predators Thursday night 4 to 1 in the first victory in almost a month.  Jeff Skinner’s scored twice for the Sabres with his second goal, scored in the third period, marking the 500th point of his NHL career. Buffalo’s first goal was Mark Jankowski’s first as a Sabre. He has 41 in his NHL career.  Buffalo’s road trip continues on Saturday night when the Sabres visit Detroit. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.


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