posted on September 28, 2010 07:16
Summations are due this morning in the Genesee County Court trial of Ronald Wendt.
The 25-year-old Alexander man is facing a charge of Vehicular Homicide, and other charges, in the in the death last year of Dansville teenager Katie Stanley. The 18-year-old was a passenger in a car with three other young people returning from a concert at Darien Lake.
Their vehicle collided with a pick-up truck driven by Wendt.
Wendt is the first person in the county to be charged under the vehicular homicide statute. He could get 25 years if convicted.
It will be a while before work begins on the reconstruction of Cedar Street in Batavia. The City Council was briefed on the project last night and will likely approve a $220,000 contract with Erdman Anthony Engineers for the design work. City DPW Director Sally Kuzon says part of the work will correct problems with the southern overpass. She noted that several tractor-trailer rigs have become struck under the span in recent years.
The project will completely rebuild Cedar Street between Main St. and Ellicott St.
Construction is not expected to begin until 2013.
This morning’s Campaign Trail-Mix…
Andrew Cuomo takes a verbal shot at his Republican opponent Carl Paladino, calling him an extremist.
Cuomo made his remarks yesterday following a meeting in Harlem with African-American leaders. Cuomo said the Tea Party, is a party that has “extremist views."
Former Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio is out of the race for New York Governor. Lazio is leaving the race after losing in a Republican Primary to Carl Paladino on a two-to-one margin.
Lazio did not throw his support behind either Paladino or Cuomo.
He calls both of them, "flawed."
The Batavia Fire Department will be flushing hydrants today and tomorrow in the general area of Bank Street and East Main.
Homes and businesses in the neighborhood may experience discolored water.
The fire department advises not to do laundry until the water clears.