posted on January 18, 2013 07:18
Some fresh, overnight snow has created some slipper driving this morning.
Between one and two inches of light snow has come down overnight.
It has left untreated roads quite slippery, so use some caution this morning.
The City of Batavia Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant for more than $60,000.
The federal funding was allocated to help the City of Batavia Fire Department train new recruits to replace recently retired personnel, increase its extrication capabilities, assist its technical rescue incidents and provide training for new equipment.
“We’re thrilled," Chief Jim Maxwell said. "It’s definitely something that will help the organization work and move into the future with the equipment and additional funding for training.”
The City of Batavia Fire Department provides fire and emergency response services to over 16,000 residents in Batavia. The fire department is currently supported by a staff of 37 trained full-time firefighters.
Rochester lost thousands of jobs in the last month of 2012. State figures show the five-county Rochester region saw 22-hundred private sector jobs eliminated compared with the same month in 2011. The job slump came after a nearly three-year run where Rochester was a leader in private sector job growth.
State Police are looking for a man pretending to be a cop.
Troopers in Warsaw say a 21-year-old female driver was stopped this week along Route 98 in Albion by a man posing as a police officer.
The man was described as a white male, about 6-feet tall, and believed to be in his 30’s. He wore a blue uniform but no insignia.
He was driving a blue four-door sedan with blue lights on the windshield and some sort of police logo on the side of the vehicle.
If you have any information, you are asked to call state police.
Governor Andrew Cuomo admits his new gun control law has sparked protest among many in the state. In an interview with the "New York Post's" Fred Dicker, Cuomo refused to call the new legislation one of the more "divisive" in New York history, but said opponents are "passionate in their opposition." The governor points to a recent Siena College poll that found more than 70 percent of Empire State residents approve of limits on assault weapons.
State Police officials are trying to educate the public about what weapons are now restricted to buy under New York State's new gun laws. The organization has released a list on its website of weapons that are classified as "assault weapons." The new SAFE Act places restrictions of the ability to purchase such weapons or transfer ownership of one.