posted on March 11, 2011 07:22
A Flood Watch remains posted for Genesee County and all of Western New York until tomorrow morning.
The Tonawanda Creek is rising.
The latest reading has the Tonawanda at 5 and a half feet.
Colder air is forecast to move into our area tomorrow and that could cause the rain to change over to snow, but no accumulation is expected.
Although Genesee County’s unemployment rate jumped from December to January the overall jobs picture is improving.
Tammy Marino is an analyst with the State Department of Labor. She says the county has seen a net gain of 300 jobs over the past year.
The one-percent increase in the latest unemployment figure had been expected due to holiday employment layoffs.
This morning’s police blotter:
17 year old Joseph Durzewski of Swan Street, Batavia: he has been charged with Harassment. Deputies say Joseph started a fight with another person at Walmart.
33-year-old Stephen Thompson of West Main Street, Attica: he is charged with Criminal Mischief. Deputies say Stephen slashed a pair of tires late Wednesday night in Alexander.
And 42 year old Amy Platten of Corfu: Amy has been charged with Criminal Contempt. Deputies said she violated a court order of protection
A former Alden building inspector has admitted to falsifying documents indicating he inspected two homes that he never actually looked at. Forty-three-year-old Martin Dugan, who resigned several months ago, will be sentenced on June 13th. Prosecutors said there was no evidence Dugan took a payoff on either of the house deals and no evidence the town lost any money, other than two twenty-dollar inspection fees.