posted on June 08, 2012 07:20
A three-year-old boy continues to recover from a serious leg injury after his grandfather accidentally ran him over with a lawn tractor in Alden. The incident happened as the 69-year-old grandfather was mowing the yard and accidentally backed up onto the child, not realizing he was there.
The boy was airlifted to Women and Children's Hospital.
The emotionally distraught grandfather was eventually arrested for putting up a struggle with authorities when trying to leave the scene before police were done with the probe.
As promised, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos delivered a pledge of two-million dollars to continue design work on the STAMP Project in Genesee County.
STAMP stands for Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park in the Town of Alabama.
Skelos says when finished the STAMP project could create over 9,000 jobs.
The $2-million in state funding is for design work on that 1,300 acre site.
Genesee County Democrats have endorsed a candidate to run for the State Senate this fall.
The local democrats are backing Justin Rooney, the deputy supervisor of the Town of Newstead.
The seat is now held by Republican Michael Ranzenhofer.
A State Senator wants to tighten up vehicle and traffic laws following last week's verdict of a fleeing drunk driver cleared of serious charges in a teen skateboarder's death. An Erie County jury acquitted James Corasanti of felony manslaughter after the doctor argued he did not realize he had hit 18-year-old Alix Rice on her longboard last July in Amherst. The jury found him guilty only of misdemeanor DWI charges. Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current law, saying it should not matter whether a drunken driver knows if they hit someone or not.