Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 10, 2018
Funds flow in for a New water tower in Pavilion.
Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has announced that $325,000 in state funding has been secured to support a Water Storage Tank Improvement Project in the Town of Pavilion.
The project will expand access to public water for 232 households in the Town of Pavilion.
The new water storage tank will be located on York Road with an estimated capacity of approximately 300,000 gallons.
LeRoy Police looking for a person of interest, in an unnamed incident.
LeRoy PD wants to identify a possible person of interest and a vehicle that was just outside of Wright Beverage in the Village of LeRoy between 8:30AM and 9:30AM on May 8th, 2018.
He/She may be a person of interest or a potential witness; he/she has not necessarily committed a crime.
If you know this person please call 585-345-6350 and refer to Case #18-1915.
A routine scrap yard fire blazes out of control in Corfu.
Employees at the Ed Arnold Scrap Yard on Angling Road routinely burn of their discarded wooden pallets, however the small fire lite Tuesday evening quickly grew unmanageable consuming the surrounding scrap.
The fire was reported before 6 on Tuesday night with thick black smoke visible for miles.
Nine volunteer fire companies were activated to respond.
Fortunately no injuries were.
An East Pembroke silo accident leaves one hospitalized.
According to East Pembroke Firefighters a man said to be in his 50’s was climbing up the side of a silo when a rung on the ladder broke.
The man fell 40 feet, sustaining serious injury including multiple broken bones and possible internal injuries.
He was transported to ECMC via Mercy Flight.
His name and condition have not been released.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congressman Chris Collins are in surprising agreement recommending a local attorney to be nominated federally.
This week Schumer sent the White House his support for John Sinatra Junior to be appointed as a federal judge in Western New York.
Sinatra’s a Buffalo native with a law degree from UB and years of experience with a top law firm.
However some question Collins’ support considering his business dealings with Sinatra’s brother.
The Thruway is getting more high-speed electric vehicle charging stations. Yesterday Governor Cuomo announced a more than four-million-dollar charging station expansion plan. According to the governor, electric car owners will soon be able to travel the entire New York Thruway without exiting to recharge. Cuomo has made it his goal to install ten-thousand charging stations by 2021.