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An explosion and fire at a 2 and a half story home on Oak Orchard River Road in the Orleans County Town of Carlton last night destroyed the home and sent 3 people to area hospitals. 

 

49-year-old Steven Broadwell had gone into the basement to investigate an odor of propane gas just prior to the explosion.  Originally he was to be transported by Mercy Flight, but the helicopter experienced a mechanical difficulty and was forced to make an emergency landing.  Broadwell was then taken by ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital and then to Strong Memorial Hospital.  Broadwell’s children, 24-year-old Robert and 23-year-old Amanda were both injured and taken to Strong. Robert Boradwell was treated and released; the father and daughter were both admitted.

Some friends of Steven Broadwell were outside of the home at the time of the explosion and weren’t injured. Two dogs and several cats did perish in the fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Foul play is not suspected according to sheriff’s deputies.

 

Two Tracy Avenue residents are behind bars this morning after they allegedly remained in an East avenue apartment and assaulted a resident.   18-year-old Daniel Gilbert and 20-year-old Dustin Garrett both of Tracy Avenue have been charged with Assault and Burglary.  The resident sustained inuries and was treated at UMMC.  The defendants and victims are acquaintances according to Batavia City Police. Bail for the two has been set at 10 thousand dollars.

 

A traffic stop by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies led to the arrest of a Batavia man on drug charges.   42-year-old Daniel King of Batavia-Oakfield Town Line Road in Batavia was stopped for traffic violations on Veterans Memorial Drive early this morning.  During the stop, a quantity of suspected crack cocaine was found in the vehicle.  He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. King is scheduled for court action on April 22nd.

 

A Bronx teenager has been charged with Trespass.  19-year-old Ashley Mercado was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies after College Village Security found Mercado inside a dorm room at College Village.

She had previously been banned from College Village property.

 

New York is turning towards legalizing marijuana for medical purposes as a way to close the state's nine-billion-dollar budget gap.  The state Senate included medical marijuana in its budget resolution.  Manhattan state Senator Daniel Squadron is a supporter of allowing New Yorkers with a debilitating illness turn to marijuana for relief.  Senator Squadron says legalizing marijuana could generate 15-million-dollars in new fees.  But Brooklyn state Senator Martin Golden says selling marijuana legally could put it in the hands of young people and make it more accessible to the public.  Governor Paterson will not weigh in on the issue until he sees the final bill from the state Legislature.

 

New York could receive a financial boost under a new law on tobacco sales.  The new law, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act or PACT, closes a loophole, allowing state and cities to collect sales tax on online cigarettes sales and outlaw the smuggling tobacco products through ground-shipping.  Queens Congressman Anthony Weiner says New York could potentially see a windfall of 150-million-dollars under the law. Congressman Weiner claims the new law will also make it harder for young adults picking up the habit with the outlaw of online cigarette purchases.

 

 

A Bronx teenager has been charged with Trespass.  19-year-old Ashley Mercado was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies after College Village Security found Mercado inside a dorm room at College Village.

She had previously been banned from College Village property.

 

 

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