posted on February 23, 2012 07:25
The Environmental Protection Agency has started moving 230 barrels from the site of a 1970 train derailment in LeRoy.
The barrels are filled with soil and rocks taken during the clean-up of a 1970 accident spilled some 30,000 gallons of the industrial solvent trichloroethene or TCE.
New light was shed on the incident recently when out of town environmental activists tried to link the spill to the mysterious tics exhibited by a dozen LeRoy High School students.
The material in the barrels has been tested and the EPA says the contents are not toxic.
The California woman convicted of ripping off banks across the country, before her caper was stopped in Batavia, is now headed to state prison.
25-year-old Cassandra Montrevel was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years behind bars.
Montrevel was part of an identity theft ring that defrauded banks from here to the Midwest – but she was identified by an alert teller at Batavia’s Bank of America last year.
Montrevel is still facing a lengthy federal prison sentence.
He says he’s a living lesson of the dangers of drinking and driving
28-year-old Jason Juliano of Batavia speaking out about his terrifying, head-on crash last Thursday on the Inner Loop highway in Rochester.
Juliano spoke to us yesterday from his hospital bed at Strong Memorial.
A pair of Miami, Florida resident aliens are behind bars in Orleans County charged with credit card fraud.
Lawmen arrested the two after they allegedly tried to buy merchandise at the Albion Wal-mart.
Felix Darias and Yoel Pena were stopped in their car after leaving Wal-Mart.
Deputies said they found the two men with 47 fake credit cards.
They are locked up in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The border Patrol has been brought into the case to see if the two may have committed similar crimes in other parts of the country.
Online price tracking website GasBuddy.com is issuing an alert for a 20-cent increase in gas prices in the Buffalo region by the weekend. Analysts for GasBuddy say the shutdown of a Washington state gas refinery is already sending prices higher on the west coast.
A 20-cent increase would send average gas prices over four dollars a gallon in western New York.