A Batavia truck driver was killed when a semi-tanker fell onto his vehicle from an interstate ramp in Rochester.
40-year-old Shawn Wetmore of Batavia was operating a box truck on Route 590 when the tanker, traveling on a Route 490 ramp overhead, ran off the highway and crashed down upon Wetmore’s vehicle.
Shawn Wetmore was pronounced dead at the scene.He leaves a wife and infant daughter and a son.
The tanker driver was identified as 25-year-old Daniel Baker of the Town of Wyoming.
He was taken to Strong Hospital with a fractured hip.
Baker was hauling 8,000 gallons of food waste.
The Orleans County nun, who stole $128,000 from two churches in order to support her gambling habit, will spend 90 days in jail.
Sister Mary Anne Rapp was also sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay back the money.
Sister Mary Anne stole the money while assigned to St. Mark’s Church in Kendall and St. Mary’s in Holley.
The Batavia City Council grants pay raises to police officers and the city manager.
Council last night voted unanimously to approve a new four year contract with the police department union.
The police will get a 2 and three-quarter percent pay raise in each of the next four years.
The new contract also reduces benefits for new hires
City Manager Molino also came in for a pay raise.
Council unanimously approved a one-time raise of one and a half percent (1.5%) retroactive to April 1st.
The raise brings Molino’s annual pay to $87,299 a year.
A $35,000 dumpster enclosure for School Street parking lot has been put on hold.
Four city councilmen balked at the idea of using $10,000 in VLT aid to pay for part of the project. Instead they wanted the businesses that use the dumpsters to pay for it. One of them was Republican Brooks Hawley. He said he did not believe his position was unfriendly to business:
"I don't think this is really anti-business because we are using $25,000 of the grant up front and we are only asking for $10,000 to split among the four businesses that are using it (the enclosure)"
Councilmen Rose Mary Christian, Kathy Briggs and Jim Russell sided with Hawley.
The measure will be brought back at a later date.
The Council also last night approved a $2.5-million contract with Zoladz Construction of Alden for the reconstruction of Cedar Street between Main and Ellicott.
A Geneseo Central School bus driver has been arrested on five felony counts of Drunk Driving while transporting children to school.
47-year-old Mannon Coyne of Avon is facing five felony DWI charges under Leandra’s Law and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Officials say Coyne had picked up five students early yesterday morning, dropped them off at school and turned in her bus at the end of the route.
She was arrested driving her own vehicle minutes later.
Coyne is locked up in lieu of $15,000 bail.