posted on January 25, 2010 14:15
Genesee County is under a Flood Watch until 11:30am this morning.
The National Weather Service has posted the Flood Watch alert for most of Western New York.
Rainfall totals since Sunday afternoon have reached 1.5 to 2
inches across much of the area.
This rain combined with runoff from the remaining snowpack has caused considerable ponding on area roadways and some basement flooding.
The rain should taper off to scattered showers after 8am.
Police in LeRoy this morning are still looking into a fight early Saturday that sent three men to the hospital.
The incident at 31 Myrtle Street involved a half-dozen people.
At first, police feared the three injured suffered gunshots wounds. It was later determined their injuries were caused by some type of sharp object and not a gunshot.
Police say two separate groups were involved in the incident. Police are asking for information from the public that could help their investigation.
On the local police blotter:
33-year-old Woodrow Horseman of Lewis Place, Batavia:
he arrested yesterday for allegedly boosting two 18-packs of beer from Tops Supermarket.
Horseman has been charged with Petty Larceny.
59-year-old William Cummings of Lake Street, Pavilion:
he has been arrested by Batavia Police on a charge of menacing.
BPD says Cummings and another man got into a flight on Friday and Cummings allegedly threatened the other man with a baseball bat.
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is reportedly closer to announcing a run for the governor's office. The "New York Daily News" reports that Cuomo will make an announcement at the end of March that he plans to challenge Governor David Paterson in the Democratic primary.
At a football party yesterday, Paterson says he welcomes any and all challengers.
In the latest polls, Cuomo has a 64-percent job approval rating, compared with Paterson's 31-percent approval rating. Cuomo has raised $16-million so far, more than five times the amount Paterson has in his war chest.
The Batavia City Council is meeting tonight.
Council is holding three separate sessions
During its regular business meeting Council will introduce a local law raising water rates and set a public hearing on the bill.
No action on the rate increase itself will be taken tonight.
Council is then holding a Conference Meeting to talk about recommendations of the Neighborhood Improvements Committee and Sidewalk Snowplowing policy.
Council will then hold a Budget Work Session.
The first meeting begins at 7 tonight at City Hall. The public is welcome at all three meetings.
The Batavia City School Board meets tonight.
The board is scheduled to meet at 7pm this evening in the administration building on Washington Avenue. The public is invited, but you will likely have to wait the hallway for up to an hour as the board routinely goes into executive session session at the beginning of their meeting.