posted on June 17, 2013 07:17
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on colleges and universities to make it more difficult for students to get their hands on drugs like Adderall and Ritalin.
But Schumer says federal studies show up to 30 percent of college students use the drugs without a prescription to stay awake to cram for exams.
The drugs are intended for people struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder.
From the local police blotter:
23-year-olld David Truesdale of Tracy Avenue in Batavia; he has been charged with possession of marijuana. Truesdale was stopped for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated charge.
51-year-old John Vauss of Rochester; he was arrested yesterday afternoon on a variety of charges including public lewdness.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies said Vauss was standing on the Route 98 overpass of the I-90, at 12:30 in the afternoon, urinating on the traffic below.
50 year-old Robert Fochler of East Ave, Batavia; he has been charged with petty larceny and trespassing. Batavia Police say Fochler took a 23-ounce can of Four Loko Fruit Punch Malt Liquor from Hess Express on Main St.
He had previously been ordered to stay out of the store.
No further information has been released about a man pulled from Tonawanda Creek over the weekend.
Batavia Firemen say they were called out Saturday morning and found the man, semi-conscious, in the creek near 63 Walnut Street. He was taken to UMMC for treatment.
Fire in Pavilion over the weekend.
A garage on Ellicott Street Road owned by Jason Howland was destroyed.
No cause has been determined.
The damage estimate was placed at $20,000.
Buffalo Bills fans, this one is for you.
The NFL is putting tighter restrictions on what fans can bring into stadiums.
Purses, coolers, backpacks, fanny packs, computer and camera bags are now all on the banned list.
Small clear plastic bags will still be allowed, as will binoculars, cameras, smart-phones and necessary medical supplies.
The restrictions are meant to enhance security and speed up entry time for fans at stadium gates.