posted on September 22, 2010 08:23
A power outage earlier this morning affected the southeast portion of the city and the town of Batavia.
Witness reporting seeing and hearing a lightening strike along Cedar Street.
City firemen said they responded to a call of a line down on Cedar St. but there has been no confirmation that this was the cause of the outage.
By 8:15 a.m.National Grid reported fewer than five customers remained without power.
The widespread outage lasted about 45 minutes.
The Batavia Muckdogs have signed a two-year extension of their affiliation with the St. Louis Cardinals, but tghe deal does not guarantee the Muckdogs will stay in Batavia.
Brian Paris, President of the Genesee County Basaeball Club which owns the Muckdogs franchise, said the new deal with St. Louis is a "very postive" development. He could not say that the extension of the affiliation would have any bearing ont he future of the club at Dwyer Stadium.
"We are still pursuing a buyer for the club," Paris said.
The Rochester Redwings, who took over operations of the Muckdogs three years ago, were expected to bow out of their deal next year due to continued operating losses. But Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver said she would "not leave Batavia in a lurch," adding that the Red Wings would stay on to help the local club through an ownership change.
The Muckdogs have lost money in each of the last three years due to declining sponsorships and fewer fans through the gate. Read original story HERE.
A Batavia drug dealer is going to prison.
20-year-old Dyllon Soccio of Tracy Avenue was sentenced to 2 and-a-half years but could be eligible for parole in six months under the “shock camp” program and provided he stays out of trouble while in jail.
Soccio was arrested in June following a raid on his home and three weeks later was arrested again, for dealing.
Felony weapons charges for a Town of Alabama man.
31-year-old Christopher Jon Bombard of Maple Street, Alabama, has been collared by the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force.
Task Force members searched Bombards home early yesterday and confiscated 12 weapons and $300 in cash.
Police say Bombard has only been charged for possession of one of the guns that had been altered as to make it illegal.
Carl Paladino's primary win has given the Buffalo businessman a bounce in the polls. Paladino has closed the gap with Democrat Andrew Cuomo to 16 percentage points in the latest Rasmussen poll. The numbers show Cuomo with a 54-to-38 percent lead, but back in July the gap was 29-percentage points.