posted on February 12, 2014 08:27
The Genesee County Local Drug Task force has arrested a LeRoy man for receiving a shipment of drugs from Florida. Authorities were tipped off by Winter Haven Police that a package containing adderall, a controlled substance had been shipped from Lakeland, Florida to an address on Farnsworth Avenue in Oakfield. Once the package arrived it was watched and when 42 year old Mark Puma of West Main Street in LeRoy picked up the package, he was stopped on a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation. Inside the car the package of methamphetamines was found. Puma has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 4th degree, a felony, and in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He also was charged with possession of a controlled substance outside is original container. Puma was arraigned in Oakfield Town Court and released to the custody of Genesee Justice.
It could be a bad day for air travel if you are heading to the south or the east coast. So far more than 2500 flights have been cancelled today, mostly in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. A major ice storm with the potential to knock out power is moving into Georgia with freezing rain and sleet this morning. The National Weather Service says the storm will affect parts of every southern state except Florida. If you are flying today or are expecting someone to arrive from that area, you should check with the airline for any delays or cancellations. You can check by phone or on the airline’s web site.
It will be five years today since Continental Flight 3407 took off from New York to Buffalo and never arrived. The plane crashed off Long Road in Clarence Center late in the evening on February 12, 2009.
50 persons died in the crash, all on the plane and one on the ground.
Today, families of the victims will be holding a memorial service at a church near the crash scene. Then they will hold a candle light march to the crash site. For the first time, the public has been invited to attend a memorial service.
The Class of 2022 will now be the first to be held to the common core testing requirements. The New York State Board of Regents yesterday voted to approve a five year delay on the testing requirement. However students will continue to learn in accordance with the higher Common Core standards. The first class to have been affected was the class of 2017, but now it’s the class of 2022.
Here’s a note to motorists and residents in the Chestnut Street area near Jackson Street. The city of Batavia Water Department will be making a repair to a water main in that area tomorrow beginning at 830AM. Chestnut Street and Law Street will be closed to through traffic because of the repairs. Residents may also experience temporary water service interruption or discoloration of the water.
The Buffalo News is reporting this morning that high wire walker Nik Wallenda will be coming to Darien Lakes this summer to perform. An announcement is expected this morning at a news conference. Wallenda is expected to be present at the news conference. Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a tight rope back in June of 2012,
State Police have arrested 40 year old Jason Babbit of Pavilion on 2 counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Babbit allegedly drove two separate vehicles without consent of the owner, and later both of these vehicles became disabled after they were driven into a ditch. He’s in jail with bail set at five thousand dollars.