posted on June 20, 2012 07:39
Welcome to the longest day and by 7:09pm, it will officially be summer.
Western New York will experience near record heat today.
The humidity will also be high.
The state has issued an air quality health advisory from 11am until 11pm.
The Buffalo area record high for today was 92 degrees set in 1955.
The second time is charm for the Wyoming Central School District.
The district’s budget was approved yesterday, 126 to 73.
It was the second time the Wyoming Central budget was put before voters.
The highway re-striping work in downtown Batavia is expected to take another two weeks.
Crews are applying safety lines along parts of Route 5 and 63.
Motorists can expect delays.
Work on intersections and turning lanes is taking place generally between 7am and 5pm.
The longer lane dividers will be applied during overnight hours.
From this morning's Police Blotter:
26-year-old Corey Hemmer of Elba turned himself in to authorities.
He was wanted for Unlawful Imprisonment and Coercion.
He’s been jailed in lieu of $2,000 bail.
32-year-old Mandy Lloyd of Oakfield: she was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle K2 into the Wyoming Correctional Facility. K2 is synthetic marihuana. Lloyd was jailed up for promoting prison contraband.
Governor Cuomo has sent a teacher evaluation bill to both houses. The bill would not allow the public see evaluations but it would allow parents of students to see them.
Teachers unions have been fighting to make sure the general public doesn't have access to the names of educators regarding the evaluations. The Assembly is likely to approve the bill but it's unclear where it will go in the Senate.
Governor Cuomo's marijuana bill has gone up in smoke. Cuomo says his proposal to decriminalize possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana in public is likely not to be acted on before the end of the legislative session Thursday. The governor says he believes Senate Republicans need more time to hash out their feelings about the proposal. The measure was expected to sail through the Democratic-led Assembly.
A bill that would require all New York students to learn CPR in high school won't make it into law this legislative session. The bill was tabled by the Assembly Education Committee with little comment this week, even though 26 of the 31 members of the committee have sponsored the bill. A slew of health groups had supported the bill, which flew through the state Senate last week.
Opponents had called the bill an unfunded mandate.