posted on March 14, 2011 07:39
A legendary member of the Buffalo Sabres' "French Connection" has died following a one-car crash in Clarence.
Authorities say 59-year-old Rick Martin may have had a medical problem before he lost control of his car on Main Street in Clarence yesterday afternoon.
Responding officers used CPR to try and revive him after his car slammed into a utility pole.
Martin was a member of the Sabre’s "French Connection" along with Gilbert Perrault and Rene Robert, who won the hearts of many Sabres fans throughout the 70's.
Batavia Police make two felony arrests in separate traffic incidents.
32-year-old Lorrie Fischer of West State Street, Albion has been arrested by Batavia Police under Leandra’s Law.
Lorrie was spotted by an off duty Batavia Police officer allegedly driving erratically on Ellicott Street late yesterday afternoon.
On duty officers were called. They found three children in the car. Lorrie was charged with Driving While impaired by drugs and locked up in the Genesee County Jail.
34-year-old Shane Crosby of West Main Street, Byron has been arrested for felony drunk driving. Batavia Police stopped Crosby early yesterday on West Main Street. He has been locked up in the Genesee County Jail.
The United Way of Genesee County is trying to preserve donations intended for local human service agencies.
For several years, Genesee County residents who work in Rochester contributed to the United Way through payroll deductions.
The United Way of Rochester, which received the money, had a policy of returning it to Genesee County.
But that policy is changing and donors will now have to specify they want their contributions returned home.
The Batavia City Council is meeting tonight.
City lawmakers are holding both a conference meeting and business meeting.
The sessions begin at 7 at City Hall.
The public is invited to speak at the outset of either meeting.
If you wish to speak, you must sign in with the city clerk.