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SISTER, BROTHER INJURED WHEN CAR HITS TREE

A sister and brother were injured at 10:37 p.m. Monday when their car struck a tree at 7540 Chestnut Ridge Road, near Cottage Road, Deputy Maurice Britt said. Courtney Considine, 18, of 5374 Hollenbeck Road was driving the car, in which her brother Kevin, 16, was a passenger. She told Britt she was going about 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, when something entered the roadway in front of her. She hit the brakes and the car skidded 150 feet before going across a lawn, bouncing off the tree, and continuing another 21 feet before stopping. Both Considines were taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital. Courtney had a possible fractured ankle, according to Britt, while Kevin complained of head pain.

Marijuana plants found in Royalton, Wheatfield

Sheriff's deputies reported a pair of marijuana finds in Niagara County fields Monday afternoon. In Royalton, 20 marijuana plants, 3 to 6 feet tall, were spotted from a helicopter, Deputy Jeffrey D. Miller said. The plants, with an estimated value of $20,000, were growing amid cornfields off Telegraph and Rochester roads. In Wheatfield, Deputy Scott A. Lombardo said Kenneth A. Cook of 2931 Niagara Falls Blvd. discovered three marijuana plants, 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall, growing in plastic planters along a hedgerow in one of his fields. No value for the plants was given. All the plants were uprooted and turned over to the county Drug Task Force for destruction.

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