posted on March 08, 2010 07:23
We’re getting a break from Old Man Winter if only for a few days. Forecasters say the sunshine will continue today and right through Wednesday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 30’s and low 40’s.
The National Weather Service expects rain and some snow to settle in by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Batavia City Council to vote tonight on a measure that would advance the consolidation of the City and the Town of Batavia.
The vote is on an application for a $55,000 grant to pay for the preparation of a joint City-Town charter.
The Town of Batavia has already approved the application.
The local share of the grant is $2,750.
Council is also expected to vote on the sale of a piece of property at 9 Willow Street, after rejecting the high bid for the same parcel.
The Olympic spotlight continues to shine on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. His much talked about performance in Vancouver has landed him a spot on this morning’s "Today Show.” The Sabres are in New York where they met the Rangers last night and came away with a 3-2 overtime win.
New York's senior Senator is calling for a federal crackdown on hidden costs and fees that jack up monthly cellphone bills.
Senator Chuck Schumer says cell phone companies are engaging in a scam called "cramming."
Schumer wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and stop the practice, which hits New Yorkers for millions.
Schumer says customers are charged for a service they did not order or use, which are difficult to remove.
A teenaged brother and sister have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Popeye’s Chicken restaurant in Penfield, in which a manager lost an eye. Authorities say 17-year-old LaQuan Crimm and 19-year-old Shayla Fulton, both of Rochester, face charges of robbery, assault and grand larceny. Police say Fulton was a former employee who was recently fired and her brother allegedly approached the manager and hit him on the head with a golf club. The manager, 24-year-old Benjamin Overmyer lost an eye and suffered broken facial bones.
On the local police beat:
43-year-old Brian Dyrer of North Street: charged with two counts of criminal contempt for allegedly violating a court order of protection, twice. He’s in jail now, in lieu of $1,000 bail.
30-year-old Darshawn Johnson of Lake Street, LeRoy: he’s a level 2 sex offender required to register his change of address. Police say, he moved to LeRoy from Rochester and failed to notify the state.
He was collared by LeRoy Police who acted on a tip from the community.
Kenneth Gray of Myrtle Street, LeRoy was arrested by Batavia Police over the weekend. Gray was spotted on East Main Street early Saturday. Police say Gray is 18, was drunk and carrying seven cans of beer at the time of his arrest.