posted on December 03, 2013 06:46
The increased enforcement by New York State Police over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend clearly had an impact.
State Police say Troop A, headquartered here in Batavia, wrote over 1,300 tickets over the five day weekend, with over 400 of those for speeding.
Over a hundred more were cited for distracted driving, including cell phone violations.
A Village of Perry woman is facing charges after allegedly collecting more than $30,000 in illegal welfare benefits.
28-year-old Felicia Powell has been charged welfare fraud following an investigation by the Wyoming County Department of Social Services.
Powell allegedly omitted information, intentionally, on her application for benefits.
A local honor for Mary Pat Hancock the chairwoman of the Genesee County Legislature.
Mrs. Hancock has been selected to receive the Wolcott Jay Humphrey Community leadership Award from the Chamber of Commerce. She is stepping down from the legislature at the end of this year after serving 20 years as a county lawmaker, the pastg 13 as chair of the legislature.
Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency increase the number of border agents in Western New York.
Schumer is also calling on the agency to explain why lane closures at border crossings like the Peace Bridge have become more frequent.
The senator says agent cutbacks increase congestion and travel times, creating a drag on the entire area economy.
The NTSB says the train in Sunday's deadly derailment in the Bronx was going 82 miles an hour when it jumped the tracks entering a 30 mile-an-hour curve.
NTSB member Earl Weener said that's the preliminary indication from event recorders recovered from the wreckage of the train. He also said it's too early to say whether the excessive speed was a result of human error or a malfunction in the braking system.