posted on December 22, 2011 07:21
It took almost two years, but local lawmen finally got their woman.
38-year-old Lisa Rugh of Elm Street, Batavia was taken into custody last night following a search involving deputies, a K-p patrol and two volunteer fire companies.
The saga began around 8 last night along Route 5 near Wortendyke Road.
A passerby found Rugh lying on the shoulder of Route 5.
She appeared to be drunk and denied she needed any help.
That brought in the law and started a search of the area that included the banks of Tonawanda Creek. Rugh was finally located in the Dreamland Trailer Park and collared on the drug court warrant that dated back to March of 2010. Rugh was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer again objecting to five-figure bonuses at the Genesee County Economic Development Center.
The GC-EDC has set aside $120,000 for management bonuses this year with about $70,000 going to to EDC President Steve Hyde.
Ranzenhofer says bonus payments are not the way to compensate public officials. He has introduced a bill in Albany that would eliminate bonuses for public officials.
Batavia High School has hired a new varsity football head coach.
26-year-old Brennan Briggs takes over the program this fall, after coaching the schools J-V team to an undefeated season.
Briggs inherits a program that has seen only marginal success in recent years.
Last season, the team went 2-5 in a Rochester-based league, missing the sectional playoffs.
Briggs teaches physical education at Batavia Schools.
New rules have been unveiled aimed at keeping airline pilots awake. This comes nearly 3 years after Flight 34-07 crashed in Clarence Center, killing 50 people. National Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says new F-A-A regulations will ensure commercial pilots get eight hours of sleep, before flying.
Pilots will also be given at least 30 consecutive hours of off-time each week.
A new poll finds a majority of New Yorkers are going all in for casino gambling. The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds 64 percent of state voters want to see Las Vegas-style casinos in the Empire State, while 31 percent oppose legalized casino gambling. Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently proposed possibly changing the state constitution to allow for legalized gambling.