posted on July 19, 2010 07:13
New York Senator Charles Schumer wants the Lockerbie bomber back in jail, because he’s expected to live longer than expected.
Schumer is also calling for an investigation into whether oil giant BP negotiated an illegal deal to free Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in exchange for access to Libyan oil fields.
The bomber was released from prison last August after a doctor determined his cancer would kill him in three months. The same doctor now predicts he could live another decade.
Al-Megrahi was convicted in helping put a bomb on a Pan Am flight that killed 259 people when it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
The New York State Department of Transportation is about to begin an $8-million project to improve Routes 98 and 238 in the Village of Attica.
The DOT is holding an open-house style meeting about the project tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Attica High School auditorium. DOT staff will be on hand to explain the entire project and answer individual questions.
Coast Guard rescue crews spent part of the weekend searching for a drowning victim, but it turned out to be false alarm. It all started when an unattended personal watercraft washed ashore on Benedict Beach in Hamlin Saturday night.
The lack of a rider prompted authorities to start a search that continued into Sunday morning.
That’s when the owner of the boat called police to say the craft was being serviced by a friend who let it get away on the lake.
Andrew Cuomo is raising millions of dollars in his race for governor. Cuomo says that raising his own money allows him to avoid special interests and lobbyists.
Cuomo has raised 23 and a half million dollars in his campaign war chest.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli wants legislators to come back to the capital and get the budget done. DiNapoli said that there was no reason for the continued delay on resolving budget differences.
DiNapoli also said he's willing to communicate with any state leader who wants to listen on finishing the budget.