posted on July 28, 2010 07:24
One person burned to death when their car struck a tree near Bergen.
The accident happened early yesterday on Chili-Riga Center Road just inside the Monroe County line.
The driver of the car has yet to be identified due to the extent of burns.
Investigators said the driver was alone in the car, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The car then became engulfed in flames.
The medical examiner is using dental records to determine the driver’s identity.
State lawmakers return to Albany today for a summer special session. Governor David Paterson is ordering the rare session with the state budget more than four months late. Governor David Paterson wants lawmakers to consider a tax on soda and sugary drinks as one way to close the budget gap. Governor Paterson has threatened to call another special session tomorrow if an agreement is not reached.
WBTA Eye on government:
The Batavia Town Board is holding a special meeting this afternoon.
The town board will meet at 5 o’clock at the Batavia Sports Park on Bank Street Road to take up three measures. One of them would reduce the speed limit on R. Stephen Hawley Drive in front of GCC.
New York City will pay more than seven-million dollars to settle a wrongful death civil suit in connection to the November 2006 shooting of Sean Bell. Under the agreement, the family of Sean Bell and his two friends, who were also shot, will split the money. The undercover officers fired 50 shots at Bell, killing him and injuring two others. The three were leaving Bell's bachelor party on the morning of what would have been Bell's wedding day.
Three detectives involved in the shooting were acquitted of criminal charges in a 2008 trial, but could still face an NYPD disciplinary hearing.
A federal judge is allowing former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno to remain free while he fights his corruptions conviction. The 81-year-old Bruno was found guilty of denying New Yorkers of his fair and honest services after he was profiting from a consulting firm doing business with the state. He was sentenced to two years in prison. The nation's highest court raised questions about the law Bruno was convicted under, questioning if it is too broad. The former Republican power broker maintains his innocence