posted on February 24, 2010 10:46
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Storm
Watch for Genesee County and all of Western New York. The Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon.
The Weather Service says a significant winter storm is possible...with snowfall beginning tomorrow morning and lasting well into Friday.
While it is too early to pin down exact snow totals...accumulating snow is expected in all locations...with poor travel conditions likely.
Today's Police Blotter:
Barbara Ferrando, 38, of Corfu has been arrested by Batavia Police following an argument with a Clerk at the M and T Express Convenience Store.
The argument became so heated, according to police, Barbara picked up a hard plastic coffee mug and struckthe clerk, causing a minor injury. Ferrando was arrested for harassment.
19-year-old Jessica Moscicki of Briarwood Terrace, Batavia: she has been arrested for allegedly telling police she was someone else. Moscicki was pulled over for a traffic stop in the tops parking lot. Once police found out who Moscicki really was, it was learned she had a suspended license
48-year-old Brian Smith of Colonial Boulevard, Batavia:
He’s facing a criminal contempt charge.
Brian had been ordered not to make contact with a woman in Florida.
Deputies say he sent her a computer message. He’s in jail now in lieu of $500 bail.
Public outrage wasn't enough to keep a lid on big bonuses on Wall Street last year. According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli payouts increased 17 percent during 2009 to over $20-billion. The bonuses were distributed during a time when banking and financial institutions received federal bailout funds to prevent a collapse of the industry.
The battle over who should pay for the liquor at two Buffalo firefighters’ funerals continues. The City Comptroller says the city will not pay for what he estimates to be more than $9,600 in alcohol expenses rung up by the firefighters union last summer. But, the union says the alcohol expenses were about $2,000 less and is demanding the city own up to its responsibility to pay for the heroes’ funerals. Firefighter Jonathan Croom and Lieutenant Charles McCarthy were killed last summer fighting a three-alarm blaze on the East Side.