posted on July 11, 2013 07:28
The crash of flight 34-07 in Clarence Center nearly four years ago has led to new pilot training rules.
The FAA will require pilots to have much more flying experience before transporting passengers.
The rules require that copilots have over 15-hundred flying hours before taking the helm of a plane carrying people.
Previous rules required only 250 hours of flying time.
The changes were proposed after flight 3407 crashed in Clarence in 2009, killing 50 people, a crash blamed on pilot error and fatigue.
A Batavia man has been charged with breaking into a Maple St. home last April and robbing the person who lived there.
30-year-old Jon Bush is facing felony counts of burglary and robbery.
Batavia Police say Bush, along with an accomplice, broke into a home at 41 Maple, and took drugs and a safe containing cash.
During the heist Bush got into a fight with the resident who was injured in the fracas.
Bush’s accomplice remains at large.
Police didn’t have to go far to arrest Bush. He’s in the Genesee County Jail on un-related charges.
Some people just never learn.
Take 50 year old Steven Crandall of Rochester.
He was arrested last night at the Batavia Wal-mart for allegedly stealing an air conditioner worth about $480.
During the investigation, deputies learned that Crandall had been banned from Wal-mart for a previous shop lifting incident.
While processing Crandall on the Wal-mart charges, lawmen learned there was a warrant out for Crandall based on a shoplifting complaint from the Batavia K-mart.
Crandall is now shopping in the Genesee County Jail until he posts $500 bail.
A large plastic-cutlery manufacturer is relocating their operations from China to the Rochester Technology Park. Trellis Earth Products will be building an 80-thousand-square-foot facility at the Gates location, and expects to hire 200 new workers in the next few years. The company makes plant-starch-based plastic cutlery, and is being helped with the move by the state. They are receiving an incentive package that includes tax breaks of well over a milllion-dollars.