Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 2, 2018
Tractor Trailer accident in Alabama leads to broken spirits and mixed drinks
No one was injured, however many spirits were broken in an accident on Lewiston Road in Alabama, approximately 60-thousand dollars’ worth.
A tractor-trailer with a cargo load of wine and spirits over turned spilling much of its contents after apparently catching a gust of wind early yesterday afternoon.
Bottles of booze were scattered over the roadway blocking traffic in each direction.
No charges were filed in the incident.
Corfu woman facing felony counts for roasting her ex’s hog.
52 year old Jacqueline Saeli of North Lake Road was arrested and charged with two felony counts of Third degree Arson and a single felony count of Criminal Mischief.
She is accused of intentionally setting fire to an unattached shed on her property burning down the structure and destroying her ex-boyfriend’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
Saeli was issued an order of protection and was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
She is expected back in Pembroke Town Court on March 1st.
The flu season in New York doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Yesterday, the state health department released the latest week’s numbers showing a 50-percent jump in confirmed flu cases over the week before.
Western New York has some of the highest flu rates in the state.
The CDC says flu shots protect against all flu viruses and can reduce the severity of the flu if you get it.
You can find a place to get one at vaccinefinder.org.
Following new State law, counties are dealing with new rules for detaining youthful offenders.
County Manager Jay Gsell says that under new state regulations, county governments have to provide youthful offenders a separate detention facility.
Speaking on WBTA’s Main and Center program Gsell said these new facilities are required as part of a law that changed the age limits of youthful offenders
Gsell said that the state expects counties to begin building such detention facilities by October of this year.
He said state regulations on such facilities are still not in place and building a new detention center within the time frame allowed is not realistic.
Washington is not loving “I Love New York” signs.
New York State is being docked $14 million in highway funds by the federal government for installing more than 500 I Love NY road signs.
The signs violate both federal highway rules and state law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has spent over $8 million installing the illegal signs, after being specially ordered not to do so in 2013.
The move marks the strongest penalty imposed by the Federal Highway Administration in attempting to have the blue-and-white signs removed.