posted on April 10, 2012 07:40
Investigators believe they know who held up the Five Star Bank in Pavilion on Friday.
The lone gunman entered the bank claiming to have a gun and threatened the tellers.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster says law enforcement has a good idea who the suspect is.
Brewster said a vehicle, believed to have been used as a getaway car, was recovered and processed for fingerprints. Brewster also said the suspect may be involved in other recent robberies.
The City of Batavia is buying a new fire truck.
The City Council last night approved $356,499 to purchase a new rescue-pumper.
Council approved the second lowest of seven bids received.
The lowest bid would have come in higher than the second once options were added.
The new truck is due to arrive in four months.
The City fire department has been borrowing an engine from the City of Rochester.
Batavia Downs Casino has generated nearly 17-Million dollars for New York state education. The money was generated by the Downs during its last fiscal year, April 2011 to March 2012.
Batavia Downs President Michael Kane says the cash will go to school districts throughout the state.
Since 2005 Batavia Downs Casino has generated more than $115-million dollars in education funding for the state.
Traffic at Buffalo Niagara International Airport could become a major problem as soon as today. Crews are launching a massive reconstruction of the main terminal road system, which means beginning today motorists could see heavy delays as they try to pick up and drop off airline passengers. NFTA officials are already urging airport users to get to the terminal at least 90 minutes before departure.
Don't expect any discussion from Albany regarding the issue of medicinal marijuana this session.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the issue of possibly decriminalizing marijuana for medical uses will be discussed later because there are what he termed, "tremendous risks." The governor had previously said he was open to discussing the issue, but now believes it will not take place during the spring session of the Legislature.