posted on June 23, 2014 07:12
A serious motorcycle accident this morning on Pearl Street Road in the Town of Batavia.
The operator of the cycle has been taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC.
Don Newton is with the Town of Batavia Fire Department. He said it appears the motorcyclist struck a deer.
"The motorcycle itself looked to be damaged pretty heavily. The operator of the motorcysle was found in the middle of the road by passerby. (The victim) was very lucky that the passerby was able to stop in time."
The accident happened around 5 this morning.
A corrections officer is accused of raping an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility.
49 year old John Randolph has been charged with third degree rape and official misconduct following a month long investigation.
Randolph has been a corrections officer at Albion for 24 years.
A kitchen grease fire is now listed as the cause of a blaze that damaged six apartments in a North Spruce complex on Friday night.
Officials say the fire started in a second floor apartment occupied by a man and his three grandchildren.
The apartment was gutted by fire.
Five other apartments in the building were all damaged by smoke, fire and water and were declared uninhabitable.
In all 13 people were displaced and are being helped by the Red Cross.
Batavia City Council meets in a conference session tonight.
It means no binding votes are taken.
Council meets at 7 in the city council board room at city hall.
The public can speak to council by first signing in with the city clerk.
Senator Kirstin Gillibrand thinks there should be an app that allows people to register on-line to vote.
Gillibrand says she'll introduce legislation that would update antiquated voter registration systems in 23 states.
The New York Democrat says her bill would allow more seniors, young people, the poor and minorities a chance to register and to update their records online.
An Alden man is accused of driving his car with a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. State Police say 52-year-old John Rogacki was pulled over on Main Street in Newstead Saturday night after reports of a reckless driver in the area.
Police say his blood alcohol level was point three-zero, making his arrest a felony.