posted on July 15, 2013 07:17
A full weekend of concerts at Darien Lake and some mixed results for local lawmen.
The Rockstar Energy Uproar Concert yesterday resulted in two people going to jail, 11 people given court appearance tickets and 22 tickets for pot possession or underage drinking.
For the record no arrests were made during the Train concert on Saturday,
Brad Paisley drew the most arrests on Friday.
His concert resulted in seven arrests and 69 persons ticketed for underage drinking.
Batavia Downs will be closing tonight due to construction on its new gaming floor.
The casino will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight until about 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. The entire renovation and expansion of the gaming area is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
Gasoline prices could be headed higher. Industry analysts say retailers could soon start passing on the higher cost of wholesale gas to consumers. The latest Lundberg survey shows the national average price of gas slid slightly to $3.59 a gallon as of July 12th.
The average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia: $3.73 a gallon.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he is continuing to make progress after undergoing surgery to remove cancer from his jaw. Kelly threw out the first pitch before yesterday's Buffalo Bisons game, and says he's feeling good following surgery where the left side of his jaw and teeth were removed. Kelly says he has lost 17 pounds since the surgery, and that he will undergo a CT scan next month to make sure the cancer was all removed.
There is no shortage of Western New Yorkers who are upset that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin. Around 100 people gathered at the Liberty Pole in Rochester to honor Martin and protest his death. Some are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into Zimmerman's actions.
Motorists heading into Elba today will be greeted by a new sign.
The former “Welcome to Elba” sign was removed a few weeks ago to be re-painted and village officials felt it may be time to replace part of that sign that proclaimed Elba’s population to be, quote: “just right.”
Some took that as an indication Elba wasn’t friendly toward newcomers, which – we all know - is not the case.
But now, just to be sure, the new sign declares: Elba, The onion capital of the world.”