Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on October 27, 2020
The Batavia Police Department accepted almost 300 pounds of prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take Back Day. Police accepted drugs from 142 vehicles. This year, the department partnered with staff from United Memorial Medical Center who were on hand to accept sharps. The service was free and anonymous, no questions asked. This month’s event was the DEA’s 19th nationwide event since its inception 10 years ago. Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 883,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that remaining Deer Management Permits in several of the State’s Wildlife Management Units will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1. He says “New York’s hunters are setting records this year, but there are still opportunities for Deer Management Permits across the state. Deer populations are generally at or above desired levels.”
Genesee County health officials now report another five new positive COVID-19 cases. The new positive cases involve residents from Alabama, Bergen, Bethany, and LeRoy. The individuals are in their 20s and 60s. Confirmed cases in Orleans County jumped by 19 while in Wyoming County, six new cases were reported.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says a husband and wife were killed Sunday afternoon in a vehicle crash in the Town of Geneseo. 85-year-old Mary Beardsley of Dansville pulled in from of a farm vehicle. She and her husband, 84-year-old Willard Beardsley were killed. The other driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Strong Memorial. The crash remains under investigation.