posted on March 07, 2011 08:19
The snow total for the season has hit triple digits.
Forecasters say nearly three-and-a-half inches fell over the weekend, moving the total past the 100-inch mark as measured at the Buffalo Airport.
That’s the official location for weather statistics and measurements in Western New York.
The average for this point in the season is about 83 inches. Forecasters say the weekend snow may have been a saving grace, preventing many rivers and streams from flooding.
A suspected car thief is behind bars.
LeRoy Police report the arrest of 40-year-old Bernard Evans of Myrtle Street in the village.
Evans is charged with Grand Larceny for allegedly taking a car from a person he knew.
Evans has been jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail.
The Committee to Save New York is launching its second round of pro-budget advertisements. The newest ad cites how increasing taxes have forced millions of people to leave the state, resulting in hundreds of thousands lost jobs. CSNY officials say Governor Cuomo's budget proposal would close the state's budget gap without raising taxes on any of the state's residents.
Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding that the Transportation Security Administration launch a complete investigation into how a TSA employee allegedly helped known drug dealers get through Buffalo Airport Security .
Schumer said the TSA owes everyone who flies through Buffalo immediate answers.
A Georgia woman is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle Ecstasy over the border. Investigators say Leann Corley attempted to cross Peace Bridge with 34,000 Ecstasy pills stuffed into a body suit. Border agents believe Corley was attempting to pass for pregnant to hide the pills. She is facing federal charges.