posted on August 27, 2010 07:21
Authorities are trying to figure out why two hydrogen tanks near the Rochester airport exploded, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air. It happened just before 1 p.m. yesterday during the monthly exchange of tanks at the alternative fueling station on Scottsville Road. Investigators say a truck driver, Robert Scruggs, 61, of Geneva, Ohio, suffered second-degree burns on his hands and face. He is listed in satisfactory condition this morning.
Two planes bound for Rochester had to make alternate landings in Buffalo due the explosion. Authorities say an AirTran and American Eagle flight had to divert to Buffalo. Passengers were then taken to Rochester by bus.
A independent report says Governor David Paterson allegedly misled investigators when testifying that he intended to pay for free World Series tickets. It’s now up to the Albany District Attorney to decide whether to prosecute the governor for perjury.
Aides to Paterson obtained five tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Series in Yankee Stadium. The state's Commission of Public Integrity concluded Paterson lied during testimony about the tickets.
The man accused of beheading his wife in Orchard Park had to be dragged out of court because he wouldn't stop yelling. Forty-five-year-old Muzzammil Hassan first had to be physically brought into the courtroom because he refused to enter. After just a few minutes of ranting that the judge was "voodoo and evil” a half dozen sheriff’s deputies removed him.
Don't plan on watching the Bills pre-season game live on television tomorrow night. The team says the contest against the Cincinnati Bengals has not sold out and will be blacked out on local broadcasts. The game can only be seen on tape delay. Kickoff is set for 6:30 PM tomorrow night. It's the annual Kids Day game, which features 15-dollar tickets for kids 14 and under.