posted on June 17, 2012 08:25
It’s Father’s Day and for much of the day the weather will be nice. Skies will be partly to most sunny until at least this afternoon when there is a fifty percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high today should be around 85 degrees. Yesterday the mercury hit the 83 mark for a high on a beautiful sunny day.
A traditional father’s day event is being held this morning at the Genesee County Airport. The annual Batavia Drive-In, Fly-in Pancake breakfast sponsored by the Batavia Rotary club is going on until noon. It is a major fund raising effort for the Rotary Club and attracts hundreds to the airport. If you don’t have a ticket, you can purchase one at the door from our very own Dan Fisher for 7 dollars. Children 4-12 are five dollars and children under 4 are free.
Another event scheduled for today is an open house at Godfrey’s Pond, the Genesee County Hunting and Fishing Association. You can tour the grounds from one to 5 this afternoon. Godfrey’s pond is located on the Griswold Road in the Town of Stafford.
The Stafford Firemen’s carnival will conclude today with a chicken BBQ starting at 11:30 this morning. Live music begins at 1PM with Highway Jones, Rebel’s Posse, and Closing Time. The drawing for the 1965 Corvette Convertible will be at 8PM tonight. The winner gets their choice of the car or fifty thousand dollars.
State Police in Lockport have arrested an employee of the Yellow Goose convenience store on Rochester Road in Gasport. 23 year old Justeen Jennings of Sate Street in Gasport has been charged with Grand Larceny. State Police say an investigation following a complaint of an employee stealing money led to the arrest. It’s alleged that Jennings had stolen over 3 thousand dollars from the store over a one month period. Jennings was sent to the Niagara County Jail with bail set at 5 thousand dollars.
A car parked in the parking lot of a closed business in LeRoy early this morning caught the eye of LeRoy Police. During the investigation it was determined that the driver of the car was involved in a domestic incident with a female passenger. 27 year old Billie McMurty-Rivera of North Street in Rochester was arrested by LeRoy police and charged with second degree assault, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and for having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. McMurty-Rivera was taken to the Genesee County Jail with bail set at 20 thousand dollars.
ABC is celebrating huge ratings for Friday's live broadcast of Nik Wallenda's death defying highwire walk over Niagara Falls. Deadline Hollywood is reporting the two-hour special saw the network score its largest viewership in nearly five years. It was the most watched non-sports summer program on any network in six years. Over ten-million people tuned in Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls -- Live!
Wallenda walked across Niagara Gorge through a heavy mist and dealing with gusty winds, completing the journey from the U.S. to the Canadian side in about 25 minutes. Wallenda was forced by the network to wear a safety harness and the broadcast was delayed by five seconds just in case something tragic happened.