posted on April 12, 2010 07:15
State police divers have recovered the body of a missing boater in Livingston County.
30-year-old Nathan Dunbar was canoeing with his fiancée’ in Hemlock Lake on Saturday when the boat capsized.
The woman made it to shore but Dunbar went under.
His body was recovered late yesterday.
Neither was wearing a life vest.
A Batavia man died over the weekend in a one-car crash in the Town of Darien.
47-year-old Brian Gazda was killed when his Corvette went out of control on Simonds Road early Saturday, rolled over several times ejecting Gazda. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Mount Morris woman is behind bars after allegedly leading lawmen on a high-speed chase.
48-year-old Jane Fixter is facing charges of Drunk Driving, Reckless Endangerment and fleeing from a police officer.
She’s jailed in lieu of 10-thousand dollars bail.
Deputies say the chase began Saturday night in Lima, continued into Avon and then Geneseo where state police finally halted Fixter’s car with road spikes.
An Arcade man was injured over the weekend after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a utility pole in the Town of Java.
53-year-old Ronald Spielvogel of Arcade was taken to the Erie County medical Center with serious injuries.
When Spirit Airlines raised its fee for carry-on luggage to $45, Senator Chuck Schumer said he had enough. Schumer wants Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner to close a loophole in the law, which gives airlines an extra incentive to charge higher fees. Schumer says carry-on bags should be considered a necessity for travel.
The recent ruling says carry-on bags aren't "reasonably necessary" for air transportation and are therefore not subject to federal taxes. That means the airlines can keep the entire fee. Schumer said on Sunday if the Treasury Department doesn't close the loophole, he will introduce legislation that will.
WBTA’s eye on government:
The Batavia City Council meets tonight. City lawmakers are expected to approve a new contract with the CSEA. It covers 17 full time city employees.
The Batavia City School Board is also meeting tonight. The Board of Ed is holding it’s meeting at John Kennedy School.
Both meetings begin at 7pm.
Here’s a sign of spring.
The city’s Yard Waste Station opens for the season today.
Hours for the Yard Waste Station are Noon to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.
Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves and tree limbs. There will be no curbside pick-up of these materials this year.