posted on June 23, 2010 07:21
The investigation continues into what caused a tractor trailer to veer off the Thruway near LeRoy killing the driver. State Police say 49-year-old Freddie Hatfield of Alabama somehow lost control of the rig at about 6a.m.Tuesday morning. The truck left the road and landed in a wooded area. Police say the impact ruptured the fuel line and the vehicle erupted into flames. Hatfield was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they may never know what caused the initial crash. One lane of the Thruway was closed for hours yesterday causing massive traffic backups. Investigators say the truck was headed from Ohio to Gates.
The case of the X-Rated frolic in Feral Park has been put off for another day.
41-year-old Suzanne Corona was to have appeared in Batavia City Court yesterday on charges of Adultery and Public Lewdness.
But Corona has now hired a lawyer. He is Brian Degnan, the son-in-law of City Court Judge Robert Balbick.
That relationship between the judge and the attorney means that another judge, presumably Judge Michael DelPlato, will preside over the case. The proceedings have been re-scheduled for June 30th.
Corona’s arrest last month on the rare Adultery charge sparked international media attention.
Downtown Batavia business owners and their customers are again this summer dodging droppings of hundreds of Sea Gulls.
The site of the former Latina’s Supermarket in Batavia sits empty, and has now become a popular roosting site for seagulls.
The County Health Department regards the growing number of gulls as a possible public health concern.
But the owners refuse to let anyone onto the roof to have a look or clean it up.
Tom Lewin, a Buffalo realtor and one of the owners of the Latina's building, refused to comment on the seagull issue.
WBTA News asked Lewin why he is seemingly ignoring the health issues he replied, “that’s a loaded question” and abruptly ended the interview.
While Andrew Cuomo maintains a huge lead in the race for Governor, a new poll shows New Yorkers want him to chime in on the ongoing state budget mess. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed in a new Quinnipiac Poll say Cuomo is not explaining what he would do to fix the budget.
41-percent say that Cuomo is, "ducking his responsibility" on the issue.
While it may not be a surprise that religious groups oppose no fault divorce for New York, it may be a surprise that women's groups agree with them. Religious advocates believe no fault divorce would make it easier and more desirable for couple's to split, while women's groups think that moneyed husbands, batterers and adulterers will be able to drop their spouses without any repercussions. A no fault measure passed the Senate last week and is currently being reviewed by the assembly.