posted on January 28, 2010 09:33
Genesee County is under two weather warnings this morning:
The National Weather Service has posted both a Winter Storm Warning and a Lake Effect Snow Warning until 6 o’clock tonight.
The forecast is calling for 3 to 5 inches of new snow during the day today with gusty winds.
Ever since last month’s fatal accident on the State Thruway at Pembroke, State Police have questioned why so many motorists were able to avoid Julie Stratton’s disabled car, but the driver of a tractor-trailer did not.
The 33-year-old Stratton, the mother of two young boys, was killed when the big rig plowed into the back of her car that had stalled out when she had struck a deer.
Troopers now say they know why truck driver Thomas Wallace did not avoid the collision: he was watching a porno movie on his lap top computer.
Wallace has been charged with Manslaughter and jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The Genesee County legislature has OK’s their part of the agreement that should lead to the replacement of that snowmobile bridge over Oak Orchard Creek.
The agreement calls for the Town of Alabama to take legal responsibility for the bridge. The town is expected to pass that liability along to the Sno-Packers snowmobile club, the group the built the bridge in the first place, only to have the span later removed by the county.
Sno-Packers president Kevin Fisher said he doubts the legal work can be done in time for the bridge to be replaced for snowmobilers to use this season.
A Batavia woman arrested for allegedly socking another person in the face…with a broomstick.
21-year-old Tiffany Kent of East Ave is charged with menacing and harassment.
Tiffany was locked up in lieu of 500-dollars bail.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey continues to assemble his staff. Gailey has named five new assistants while also keeping on two coaches from the previous staff. The five new members of the coaching staff all have worked with Gailey either on the Kansas City Chiefs or at Georgia Tech. Two positions remain open including a defensive coordinator and a wide receivers coach. Gailey says he wants to make sure they get the right kind of people who are great coaches and great teachers.