posted on February 27, 2012 07:17
A weekend crash on Route 5 leaves a Batavia woman in critical condition Monday morning.
30-year-old Hope Calhoun of Shady Lane, Batavia, was eastbound on Route 5 near Hopkins Road Saturday afternoon when she apparently lost control of her car.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies said Calhoun crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a pick-up truck driven by 49-year-old Kenneth Thomas of Batavia.
Calhoun was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from her car.
Two children in her car were both secured in car seats. They were checked out at the hospital and released.
Thomas and a passenger in his truck were treated for minor injuries at UMMC.
A disturbing case of domestic violence in Wyoming County.
22-year-old Dylan Crimbring was arrested for allegedly trying to choke his wife while she was holding her 10-month old baby.
Deputies said the woman called 9-1-1 claiming that Crimbring came at her with a knife, lunged at her face, then threw her to the ground and choked her all while holding the baby.
Batavia Police have just what the doctor ordered.
34-year-old Paul Doctor of Maple Street has a cell in the Genesee County Jail.
Doctor was locked up for allegedly entering an unoccupied home on Jefferson Street and making off with appliances.
Doctor is being held without bail.
The annual increase in pump prices is beginning early this year and experts say that could cause record setting prices by the time summer driving season arrives. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in the Buffalo Niagara region is $.49 higher than it was a year ago. Experts say prices locally could go as high as $4.50 per gallon.
New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, is calling on the U.S. State Department to put pressure on Saudi Arabia to increase oil production. Schumer hopes that will make up for any further Iranian oil embargoes and in turn will bring down the surging gas prices.
Iran has already cut oil shipments to the United Kingdom and France. Gasoline prices are hovering around $4.00 per gallon for regular in the New York City area. The average in Western New York is closer to $3.85.
There's plenty of maple syrup to go around this year in the Rochester region. Thanks to the mild daytime temperatures and cool nights, producers say it's been ideal weather to pump sap. One syrup maker in Victor says he was able to tap trees earlier this month, weeks ahead of schedule. But once the weather gets consistently warmer, the sap will stop so only Mother Nature knows how long the pumping season will last.