posted on April 29, 2011 09:09
Local lawmen were honored at the annual Law Day recognition awards.
The event held last night sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Genesee County Bar Association.
One officer from each law enforcement agency in the county is honored.
From the Batavia Police Department, Detective Paul Caffo;
from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Ronald Meides;
from the LeRoy Police Department, Officer Emily Clark and from the State Police Investigator Leo Hunter.
A special recognition went to Pastor Philip Green from Pavilion, the Sheriff’s Office Chaplain. Pastor Green was honored by the National Sheriff’s Association as its 2011 Chaplain of the Year.
Much calmer weather will greet you as you wake up this morning.
There are some traces of yesterday’s wild winds.
Forecasters say sustained wind of 30 to 40 miles an hour swept through Western New York. There were gusts over 80 in Erie County.
Wind turned a tractor trailer truck onto its side along Route 77 in the Town of Alabama, a large section of a barn roof blew off on Transit Road in Pavilion.
There were a few scattred power outages.
There are no weather watches, warnings or advisories for today.
Union employees at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York have overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal and remain locked out of their jobs. The union said 96-percent of its 390 member rejected the pact. They provide customer service and process claims for the health insurance company.
LeRoy Police today are continuing to investigate a shot fired on West Main Street.
No one was hurt.
Police said the shot was fired late Tuesday night.
A 12-guage slug was found imbedded in an outer wall of 57 Main Street.
Anyone who may have heard or saw a gun being fired around 11 o’clock Tuesday night, is asked to call the LeRoy Police Department.
An Oakfield man is facing numerous charges following a motorcycle chase with police this morning that reached speeds over 130 miles an hour.
20-year-old Gregory Smith of Judge Road is charged with speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and fleeing from a police officer among other charges.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police were involved in the chase which began around 6:30 yesterday morning.
It ended when Smith crashed his cycle on Route 63 at Hutton Road and fled on foot. He was collared in a corn field. Deputies needed a taser to subdue Smith.