Weekend News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on March 9, 2019
Warmer temperature comes with a High Wind Warning.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a High Wind Warning going into effect this weekend for the region including Orleans and Genesee counties.
The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Southwest winds from 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts up to 60 mph.
High winds of 58 mph or greater will make driving difficult and could result in property damage, including downed trees and power lines.
Scattered power outages are expected and home owners should secure loose objects.
A water main break reported on North Street in LeRoy.
Call came in for a water main break with significant flooding shortly after 6 o’clock Friday with all available manpower from LeRoy Fire Department dispatched to the scene.
The flooding resulted in a cellar pump detail requested for a North Street residence and the triggering of water flow alarms at two businesses in the area.
Seven people are behind bars following a string of drug raids by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Homeland Security in the Village of Medina.
Lawmen executed three search warrants at various locations in the village of Medina Thursday where they seized both crack and powder cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $4,000 cash.
All seven were remanded to the Orleans County Jail with more charges and additional arrests pending.
The GCEDC approved tax incentives for Gateway GS, LLC and Tenney Coin Laundry at their board meeting Thursday.
Gateway GS, LLC will receive tax exemptions totaling approximately $206,000 for their plans to invest $450,000 into building out the interior of an existing spec building at the Gateway II Corporate Park in the Town of Batavia.
The project will create 5 new jobs.
Tenney Coin Laundry, on Ellicott Street Batavia, is purchasing $197,896 in new equipment and was approved for a sales tax abatement of approximately $15,832.
A Mount Morris man will be spending at least the next 25 years behind bars.
A judge sentenced 48 year old Frank Cassata yesterday for hitting and killing a three year old Rochester boy.
Cassata was drunk when he purposely went off the road on Lyell Avenue back in June and killed Amir Pallet.
Police say Cassata was trying to hit another man at the time.
A reminder to motorists that on Monday, March 11th, between 4 and 10 p.m. Ellicott Avenue between West Main St. and Mix Pl. will experience a road closure.
National Grid will be replacing infrastructure that requires closing the entire stretch of road to all through traffic.
National Grid anticipates three properties to experience an outage and they have already been notified.
This work is also weather dependent.