Helicopter

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Mercy Flight is updating its helicopter fleet with three new Bell choppers and benefiting from Washington approval to fly in bad weather under what are called instrument flight rules.

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A new addition will be dedicated at the Veterans Park in Tonawanda today.

U.S. Army Center of Military History

From Vietnam to the City of Tonawanda, a helicopter once shot down could become a local monument in the near future.

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After nights of the Kensington Expressway being filled with the vehicles and road traffic for filming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, action shifted to the air.


A marijuana growing operation has been busted in the Town of Pembroke.

Members of the US Customs and Border Patrol noticed marijuana plants in a field along Angling Road while operating a helicopter. Genesee County Sheriff's officers were notified and 32 plants were seized. In custody are 49 year old James Cox, 22 year old Jessica Cox and 25 year old Beau Bressler. Prescription pills were also found in the search.

The street value of the plants is estimated at $15,000.