posted on August 08, 2012 07:20
An Elba gift and antique shop extensively damaged when a 10-wheel truck crashed in to the building.
The truck plowed into The Mill Co-op on Route 98 yesterday taking out six support beams in the building.
Deputy John Szumigala said the driver of the truck narrowly escaped serious injury
"He was trapped in the truck due to beams and the structure of the building coming down on top of the truck. He had to be extricated by the fire department”
Authorities said the truck went out of control as it swerved to avoid a car that was stopped in the intersection.
The New York Department of Health has issued new regulations to crack down on the increasingly widespread use of bath salts and other synthetic drugs. That's word from Governor Cuomo who says the new regulations will expand the existing list of prohibited drugs and chemicals to include dozens more substances that are now used to make synthetic drugs. He says the move will better ensure distributors can no longer skirt the law by simply modifying the drug's ingredients.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be coming to Western New York later this week. Panetta has accepted an invitation by Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Thursday. Panetta will tour the base and meet with local personnel to discuss the station's future. The Air Force has recently recommended closing the base, a move local officials are fighting.
Opponents of the controversial drilling procedure known as hydrofracking are keeping pressure on Governor Cuomo to ban the practice. The Sierra Club has launched a new radio spot asking Cuomo to "consider the science" of fracking before allowing the natural-gas extraction process in the Empire State. Opponents of hydrofracking say it could lead to environmental disasters for the state's waterways. Cuomo continues to remain mum on the exact topic of hydrofracking, but recently said New York needs to consider new and renewable energy sources to help grow the state economy.