posted on December 04, 2012 07:16
A Batavia teenager is behind bars this morning after leading lawmen on an extended foot chase.
17-year-old Edward White of East Main Street is facing a felony count of burglary.
Deputies say white allegedly stole a pick-up truck from Ellsworth Avenue in the city and drove it out to West Main Street Road in the Town of Batavia. Once there, White allegedly stole gasoline from a residential garage to fuel the truck.
A witness spotted the activity, called police.
White then allegedly jumped a fence at Batavia meadows, ran behind Valu Plaza, jumped into Tonawanda Creek and climbed out the other side.
He was finally caught on Meadowcrest Drive.
A Batavia man is facing new charges for allegedly taking a 16-year-old girl out of state.
29-year-old Timothy Logsdon of Dewey Avenue is being held in the Federal Detention Center here in Batavia.
The latest charge, of endangering the Welfare of a child, stems from Logsdon’s original arrest back in September.
State health advisers are likely to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal aimed at cracking down on the number of bars around New York State.
Under the proposed "Health Improvement Plan," limits will be put in place on the number of new bars and liquor stores.
Bar hours could also be restricted.
Health officials say the goal is to crack down on underage drinking by teens and binge drinking by adults.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made an in-person request for billions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
Cuomo says House Speaker John Boehner wants a supplemental spending bill on costs related to Sandy passed by the end of the year.
Cuomo lobbied lawmakers in Washington yesterday.
He pegged the damage from Sandy in New York State at $40 to $50-billion, with that number likely to rise.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is looking forward to the scheduled meeting of NHL owners and players today. Miller says he can't make sense of what the owners truly need in the ongoing negotiations, so he's hoping to hear from them to get a better idea on how the lockout might finally end.