posted on June 27, 2011 07:15
Problems with two jet aircraft: one to the east of Batavia, the other to the west.
A Southwest Airlines jet with 100 passengers onboard developed a problem with its breaking system last night while in route to Buffalo International from Baltimore.
The aircraft circled the airport for over an hour to burn off fuel. The landing was a little fast, officials said, but safe.
To the East of Batavia, Emergency crews were called to the Rochester Airport for a plane having trouble with one of its flaps.
The Delta flight had taken off just before 8:30 last night when the pilot noticed the problem.
The plane had to return to the Rochester airport, where it landed safely.
Genesee County lawmen make 17 arrests at a Darien Lake concert over the weekend. County music star Tim McGraw was performing.
One Palmyra man went directly to jail for slugging a Darien Lake security officer…eight others were arrested for underage drinking. None of those arrested listed a home address in Genesee County.
A Brockport man injured in a car wreck earlier this month has died. Authorities say 21-year-old Joshua Berna died Friday from injuries sustained in the June 18th crash. Investigators say he lost control of his car on Park Avenue in Brockport and smashed head-on into a tree.
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York says he has a plan to crack down on prescription drug abuse. He unveiled that plan yesterday, one week after a man who police say was addicted to pain killers, allegedly shot and killed four people inside a Long Island pharmacy. Schumer is looking for stiffer penalties, improved surveillance, and more training for doctors. Schumer says abuse is reaching levels not seen since the crack epidemic in the 1980s.
Batavia City Council is meeting tonight in a Conference Session.
No binding votes are taken.
Council is expected to review a proposed change in rules regarding alcohol in city owned picnic areas.
Council meets at 7 tonight in City Hall.
The public is welcome to speak at the beginning of the meeting – you must first sign in with the city clerk.
State Senator Mark Grisanti says his "yes" vote on the gay marriage bill was probably political suicide. But The Buffalo News reports the Catholic senator was deluged with more than three-thousand new "friend" requests on Facebook, shortly after the Friday-night vote.