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Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Field fire at Maple and Ledge roads

post by Billie Owens in Alabama, fire

A field fire is reported at Maple and Ledge roads. Alabama Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: A responder on scene says the fire is near the gravel pit on hill or berm.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: The fire is out.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Two-car crash at Bloomingdale and Sand Hill roads

post by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama

A two-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Bloomingdale and Sand Hill roads, on the border of the Town of Alabama and the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. One person is said to have a mouth and arm injury, another is complaining of chest pain due to the seat belt restraint. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: The patients are both children.

UPDATE 3:19 p.m.: A second ambulance is requested.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: The patients are being transported to Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.

UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: Alabama is back in service.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Oakfield-Alabama wins junior/senior baseball championship

post by Howard B. Owens in baseball, batavia, Alabama, Oakfield, sports

Submitted by Scott Gayton:

Oakfield-Alabama defeats the Batavia Yankees to win the Junior/Senior Championship Title. The final score was 4-3. Front row from left: Coach Joel D'Alba, Jordan D'Alba, Andrew McIntyre, Tristian Korzelius, Cole Phelps, Cameron Dayka. Back row: Coach Scott Gayton, Zach Gayton, Allen Chatt, Danny Dinsmore, Austin Fisher, Chris Nanni, Hunter Spiotta, Josiah Yantz, Manager Bruce Chatt.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

Car vs. tree accident on Griffen Road, driver pinned inside

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An injury accident is reported at 7056 Griffen Road. A car struck a tree and the tree is in the roadway, blocking traffic. The driver is pinned inside, conscious and alert, and will require extrication. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. A deputy on scene reports "The subject is noncompliant, but it's not an issue because he's pinned in the vehicle."

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: Law enforcement on scene is requesting fire police to shut down traffic at Bloomingdale and Judge roads. The driver is uncooperative with medics and officers and some sort of "medication," as opposed to alcohol, may be an issue. Mercy Flight is called and they are also requesting an engine to respond mutual aid from Pembroke / Indian Falls.

UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: State DOT workers will bring chainsaws to cut up the tree and remove it.

UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: It was decided that the patient would be transported via ground ambulance, with a Mercy Flight crew person onboard, to the Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 1:58 p.m.: Alabama is back in service.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Brush fire close to house on Maple Road, Alabama

post by Billie Owens in Alabama, fire

A brush fire is reported to be 20 feet away from a residence at 7012 Maple Road. Alabama Fire Department is responding. The location is between Knowlesville and Ledge roads. The fire chief on scene reports it is currently confined to a hedgerow and "as long as the wind is cooperating" it should remain there while they proceed to put it out.

UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: The fire is under control.

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: The fire is out. Alabama is back in service.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 6:10 am

Line arcing, power outage reported on Ham Road, Alabama

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A power line is reported arcing in the trees on Ham Road between Gorton and Knowlesville roads, and there are reportedly power outages in the area.

Alabama Fire is responding.

UPDATE 7:19 a.m.: National Grid requested to the scene. Two tree limbs have fallen on the line.

UPDATE 7:31 a.m.: National Grid reports 38 customers without power. Full restoration expected by 9:15 a.m.

Monday, July 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Child reportedly stuck in a tree in Alabama

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A 7-year-old girl is reportedly stuck in a tree 15 feet off the ground outside a church building at 1392 Lewiston Road, Alabama.

Alabama Fire Department is responding.


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Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:37 am

Bail set at $100K for man accused of randomly firing gun at homes and cars

post by Howard B. Owens in Alabama, crime

An Alabama resident is accused of driving drunk and randomly firing a rifle at homes and cars on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation on Tuesday night.

Eric A. Easton, 28, of Ham Road, Alabama, is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, 1st, a Class D felony.

He was jailed on $100,000 bail.

On Tuesday in the late evening, deputies responded to Basom for reports of shots being fired at homes and cars.

The alleged victims appeared to be randomly selected and no injuries were reported, though property was damaged.

Easton was taken into custody late Tuesday night by Erie County deputies and was arraigned in the Town of Newstead on Thursday. Following his arraignment, he was released from Erie County custody and immediately arrested by a Genesee County deputy.

The investigation is continuing in Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties and additional charged are likely, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Report of gunshots fired from truck in Basom remains under investigation

post by Howard B. Owens in Basom, Alabama, crime

A report Tuesday night of a drive-by trucker firing shots out his window in Basom is still under investigation, but a possible suspect has been identified, Sheriff Gary Maha said today.

The subject deputies believe may have been involved may also have been arrested for DWI in Erie County.

Maha said it will take a little time to put the whole case together because law enforcement agencies in Genesee, Erie and Niagara counties are all involved.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Person in Alabama reports being shot at by driver of truck registered in Basom

post by Billie Owens in Basom, Alabama, crime

A person in the area of Crosby and Judge roads in Alabama reports being shot at with a .22-caliber rifle by someone driving a pickup truck registered to a driver on Ham Road in Basom. Law enforcement is investigating.

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m.: A deputy reports recovering a bullet. No further details available at this time.

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