posted on January 31, 2011 07:39
Brace for another bout with winter.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a major winter storm for Western New York.
A Winter Storm Watch has been posted until early Thursday morning.
The exact path of this storm is unclear right now.
The first batch of snow is forecast to begin arriving tonight with the heaviest snowfall Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Accumulations of 12-inches or more are possible in some areas.
In the Orleans County Town of Albion, a man held police at bay with an AK-47 for 10 hours over the weekend.
The incident, on Rich’s Corners Road, ended peacefully early yesterday morning. 33-year-old Dustin McMillin gave up and walked out of his house just as a State Police robot was approaching.
Late Saturday afternoon, McMillin made threats against his wide and two children. They managed to safely flee the house. A police negotiator tried to talk McMillin out. Tear gas was fired into the house, both attempts unsuccessful. It was not until the robot showed up that McMillin gave up with further incident. He is facing criminal charges following a mental health evaluation.
US Senator Chuck Schumer wants to add MDPV and mephedrone to the list of controlled substances.
Senator Schumer says the synthetic chemicals are marketed as bath salts and plant food around the country, but the chemicals have an effect on the body that mirrors hardcore narcotics like cocaine and methamphetamines.
Schumer says the two substances can be snorted, smoked and injected to achieve a deadly high. The senator is also calling for the New York State Health Commissioner to ban the chemicals statewide.
New York State ranks in the top ten for job creation across the nation. Data from Business First determined that the Empire State placed seventh for the number of jobs created during 2010. Texas, California and Pennsylvania took the top three spots for most jobs created while New Jersey, Nevada and Missouri had the fewest jobs created.
The National Hockey League moved steps closer to finding a solution on the sale of the Buffalo Sabres. During their winter meetings in North Carolina over the weekend, officials confirmed that Terry Pegula met with the board of Governors' Executive Committee to discuss purchasing the franchise from Tom Golisano. An announcement about the $189-million sale is expected later this week.