Family of slain Dansville couple sue restaurant
The families of Joseph and Kathryn Bennett has announced that they will be suing the restaurant in which the couple died. The Bennetts were tragically killed by a runaway car in September 2011 while seated for dinner inside a Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant. Their son, Andrew Bennett was injured in the accident and is also a party to the lawsuit. Attorneys for the families say that the restaurant did not do enough to protect their patrons from such accidents. “These people were sitting ducks, with nothing to protect them but a large window…while the Cheeburger dumpster, mere feet away from the crash site, was protected by numerous concrete and steel barriers,” a spokesman for the law firm told reporters. The whimsically decorated restaurant which alleges that “Big is Better” maintains over sixty franchise locations across the United States. The amount of damages demanded by the families of the deceased is unknown.
Senate voting on New York infrastructure increase and funding for Tappan Zee
A bill making its way through the United States Senate would increase the money allotted to transportation projects in New York for fiscal year 2013. The proposed budget is $3.165 billion, up from $2.97 billion in 2011. Additional money from the bill would also help to finance the replacement for the Tappan Zee bridge, which is in dangerous shape. The $2 billion in loans expected from the federal bill would barely cover what is expected to be $14 billion project that has been promised by the government for six years.
Brilliantly sunny skies for the remainder of the afternoon with a high around 62. Lows in the 40s tonight with clear skies. Some thunderstorm possible tomorrow with a high in the middle 70s. The rest of the week through Sunday is expected to see continued pleasant temperatures with only a slight chance of showers.