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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:32 AM

Woman found on road dies from injuries

HAMBURG (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman who was found along a Buffalo-area road after going for a late-night walk.

The husband of Jennifer Martello tells local media that she died Tuesday afternoon at a Buffalo hospital.

Police in the town of Hamburg say a passer-by called 911 early Tuesday morning to report an unconscious woman lying alongside a two-lane road.

Officials say Martello may have been hit by a car while walking near her home, but police say they're still trying to determine exactly what happened because there were no witnesses.

Martello was the mother of a 1-year-old girl.

Man dies after being hit by 35K volts

PERRY (AP) -- A western New York man has died from injuries suffered when he was shocked by a 35,000-volt power line while trying to steal copper wire from a utility substation.

Police in Wyoming County say 36-year-old Andrew Mower of Perry and a 24-year-old man broke into a NYSEG site last Thursday in Mower's hometown, located 35 miles southwest of Rochester.

Officials say Mower climbed onto a transformer and grabbed a 35,000-volt line. He was thrown to the ground and his clothing burst into flames. Police say the other man put out the fire and carried Mower outside.

Mower died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

The other man is being held in the county jail.

Pooper-scooper law to be expanded

NORTH HILLS (AP) -- A Long Island village is set to expand its pooper scooter law to include dog owner's property.

North Hills Mayor Marvin Natiss says the expanded ordinance was prompted by a complaint from a resident.

He tells Fox 5 News the resident complained runoff from a dog owner's property carried the waste to an adjacent lawn where children walked.

Natiss says he expects the new ordinance to be approved by the board of trustees.

Some homeowners believe it will be difficult to enforce.

Elderly man dies in collision with truck

TICONDEROGA (AP) -- A 90-year-old man has died and his wife is in the hospital after the SUV he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer in northeastern New York.

Police say Tobia Secone of Ticonderoga had pulled into the intersection of Route 74 and Harris Point Way in Ticonderoga around 9:30 Tuesday morning when his vehicle collided with the truck.

Route 74 was closed for nearly five hours.

Ticonderoga police say the truck driver, 36-year-old Chad Fleury of Malone, wasn't hurt. Secone's wife, Margaret Secone, was listed in serious condition at a hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

     

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