posted on December 08, 2011 07:26
A gruesome farming accident in Elba and a young woman loses her leg.
24-year-old Diana Beechler of Maple Avenue, Oakfield, had her right leg severed above the knee.
She is listed in satisfactory condition this morning at Strong Memorial Hospital.
The accident happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon at the Rumble Farm on Drake Street in Elba.
Diana was inside a grain cart cleaning corn out of the bottom into the cart auger.
At some point she became caught into the auger by her right leg and arm.
A local hunter came upon the scene, shut down the machine and called for help.
It took an hour-and-a-half to free Diana. Through it all she remained conscious and alert.
Elba, Oakfield and Town of Batavia Fire Departments responded. Diana was flown to Strong by Mercy Flight.
A Lake Effect Snow Watch has been posted for Genesee and Wyoming Counties until tomorrow afternoon.
The National Weather Service forecasts snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches overnight tonight with another 3 to 6 inches tomorrow in the most persistent snows.
An Attica woman accused of selling drugs to an undercover agent back in February, has just turned herself in.
44-year-old Virginia Jozwiak allegedly sold pills to a Local Task Force Agent last February.
She drove herself to the Sheriff’s Office yesterday. That’s when lawmen discovered she was driving on a suspended license.
Virginia has been charged with that too, but was released on her own recognizance for all charges.
A Wyoming County man struck by a car in Warsaw earlier this week, remains in critical condition.
64-year-old Ronald Parker suffered a severe head injury when he was hit while walking across North Main at Frank Street in the Village of Warsaw Monday night.
The New York State Senate votes to overhaul the state's tax code in a decision that will mean higher taxes for wealthier residents and a tax break for everyone else.
Still, the new tax rate is actually lower than what the wealthy are currently paying because of a surcharge on high earners that expires at the end of the year. The average middle class household will see savings of between $300-to-$400 a year. The measure is currently awaiting a vote by the Assembly.