Noon Hour Update: Hit-and-run victim remembered, Weimar ADA lawsuit and Auburn Meals on Wheels

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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Thursday edition.

What we’re working on: Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on the death of tow-truck driver David Garfield Robinson, Jr., who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday afternoon on westbound Interstate 80 near Auburn. Gus will be looking into the life of Robinson, Jr. and getting reaction from those who knew him. 

Get the most up-to-date information on the accident here.

Gus will also be reporting on how a business in Weimar is handling an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit.

Photographer Michael Kirby will join Auburn Mayor Keith Nesbitt and Seniors First as they hand out meals to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program. Michael will bring us a photo essay of the day.

What you’re talking about: The hit-and-run accident that took the life of a tow-truck driver and snarled traffic on Interstate 80 is a topic of conversation among readers. Share your thoughts on this story by clicking here. In Opinion the letter “US citizens free to believe or not” is our most read so far today and has garnered reader response. The letter “Market forces impact Rush” has readers responding as well. See these letters and more in Opinion.

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