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Lee Heckman, 35, pleaded guilty in March to one count of fourth-degree Attempted Grand Larceny and admitted to knowingly obtaining almost $2,200 in temporary assistance and food stamp benefits from March 2011 to July 2011.

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President Dean Norton outlines the issues the New York Farm Bureau seeks to address.

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The website will detail proposed federal regulations that would impact small companies and give small business owners the ability to direct their comments on the proposals to the appropriate federal agency.

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After receiving hundreds of entries via a naming contest, run through Twitter, the name chosen by staff and Mr. Thomas is “34 Rush”.

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The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law which is a felony.

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The league says federal authorities seized $13.6 million worth of goods in a nationwide sting called Operation Red Zone.  

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Russell Cessna, 25, of Pleasant Street, LeRoy, received the maximum sentence under the plea agreement in county court today. He was also ordered to pay over $32,000 in restitution.

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The Thruway Authority is addressing its fiscal issues by laying off 234 workers instead of raising tolls.

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New York's health chief is promising to release the findings of his fracking review within the next few weeks.

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Michael Haug of Kenmore was driving with a blood alcohol content of more than three times the legal limit when he struck Daniel Colosimo last summer in Amherst.

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Senators Mark Grisanti of Buffalo and George Maziarz of Newfane want to know how Abdi Mohamud was killed a year after his case was referred by police to child protective services.

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The National Weather Service today, though, says to be prepared for visibility problems in the region because of blowing snow and periods of heavy snowfall.

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Governor Cuomo has turned down requests from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for such a role, saying lawmakers will be part of shaping the state's casino and gambling policy, but ultimately it will be Cuomo's gaming commission who makes the final call on bid approval and sites.

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The pair have a contentious relationship despite both being Democrats, and Cuomo took a stab at DiNapoli earlier this week saying the pension smoothing wouldn't be necessary if the state's retirement fund was doing better.

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The ex-Republican governor says he's happy with his life now, but wants "to get more involved in trying to offer solutions" to the problems facing the state and the country.  

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According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, some 53 percent of voters surveyed say equal pay for women should be the highest priority for Governor Cuomo and the state legislature.

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  • High wind warning posted,
  • peak gust of 54 mph in Batavia...
  • Cuomo's approval rating takes big hit 

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The State Firemen's Association of the State of New York is working to spread the message that novelty lights should be kept far away from children who could cause harm in mistaking them for toys or trinkets.

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The 1971 alumnus earned his 600th career win last night at home against Kendall, 87-49.

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Both houses of the state Legislature are weighing in on Governor Cuomo's latest budget proposal.

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Cuomo's rating fell from 74 percent last month to 59 percent in a new Quinnipiac University poll. 

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Western New York attorney has already filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse what is considered the toughest gun law in the nation.

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Cattaraugus County woman is facing a felony bail jumping charge, according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Season ticket packages, though, will remain unchanged for the fourth straight season.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announces he has achieved a commitment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide protein-rich yogurt to children to support and boost New York's own product.

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  • Wind advisory posted for Genesee County...
  • Rapone scores 600th win...
  • Batavia child molester gets years added to sentence 

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James Little Jr., 41, formerly of Batavia, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Tuesday in County Court. He is already serving a 15-year sentence for child sex abuse.

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The National Chicken Council says wholesale prices for chicken wings have gone up 14 percent this year to the highest price ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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With tax filing season beginning tomorrow, the state Department of Taxation and Finance has some tips for a worry-free process.

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In a strong showing of support for the Genesee ARC at Monday's city council meeting, citizens asked the city to reconsider the organization's trash collection and recycling service.

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Legislation has been introduced that would authorize the county to buy five of the bankrupt company's buildings for $3 million on behalf of Monroe Community College

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Following a three-month investigation, 28-year-old Cody Nichols and 23-year-old Alicia Herman – both of Warsaw – and 22-year-old Patrick Kitzmiller of Bliss have been indicted by a Wyoming County grand jury, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.

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The commission -- intended to oversee casinos, lottery games, off-track betting and other gaming enterprises -- is supposed to be ready to go by Friday, but no nominees have been set for the commissioner’s position or the executive director position. 

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The monitoring system is designed to sound early warnings if a local government appears ready to go over its own fiscal cliff.

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According to "Crain's Business," a compromise deal is in the works to help the proposal get through the state Senate. 

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The governor has sent a letter to those who backed the law, calling them "politically courageous, and governmentally responsible." 

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State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee for another legislative session.

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Citing security reasons, UMMC has new hours for utilizing visitor entrance points.

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WBTA will broadcast the ND's boys basketball game live tonight at approximately 7 p.m. as Coach Rapone goes for a career milestone.

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  • Citizens trash talk City Council...
  • Public hearing set on budget proposal...
  • Chamber of Commerce names award winners

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The LeRoy Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in finding suspects involved in the break-in of a Mill Street business at around 4 a.m. Sunday.

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Not wanting to "get lulled into a sense of security," Genesee County is taking time to evaluate the provision of the state's proposed budget that offers an opportunity for cities and counties to contribute less to the pension system and save long-term.

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The Chamber has announced its "Geneseeans of the Year," along with its recipients for business of the year, agricultural business of the year and innovative community contribution.

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Brandon Lane of Silver Springs, Wyoming County was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 35.

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The Batavia City Council is holding a special business meeting tonight. There are three procedural measures the council must approve to stay on track to pass a budget on time.

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  • Batavia Police make a felony drunk driving arrest.
  • A Pennsylvania man has been arrested in Corfu on a gun charge.
  • Following a three-month investigation, City of Batavia Police have charged and Alexander man with criminal mischief and harassment.
  • An Oak Street woman is facing a harassment charge.
  • A LeRoy woman is accused of trespassing at the Super 8 motel in Batavia Saturday.
  • An East Main Street man is facing two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.
  • A LeRoy man is accused of unlawfully possessing another person’s debit card and using it for unauthorized withdrawals.

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On Tuesday in both downtown Rochester and Clarence, State Troopers and Division of Criminal Justice Services will be available to residents.

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Wins Grover Cleveland Award, named for former Sheriff, Governor, President 

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  • Winter Weather Advisory posted...
  • Tractor Supply store ripped off by employee...
  • Batavia City Council sets up budget hearing, water rate increase 

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  • Cuomo Suggests Flexibility On Minimum Wage Hike
  • UMMC Finalizing Details of Expanded Partnership with Rochester General Health Services
  • Local Police Beat

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In making its decision to affiliate with RGHS, the UMMC board cited the system’s national recognition and its comprehensive medical specialties that will enhance existing services available in the Batavia community.

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  • Two Tonawanda Indian Reservation residents are charged with second-degree harassment.
  • Three GeneseeCounty residents are facing underage drinking charges.
  • A 19-year-old Albion man is accused of robbing the Yellow Goose convenience store on North Main Street in the Village of Albion Wednesday.

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The agreement will cost the county $103 million over the next decade, and it will have to borrow $41 million immediately for stadium improvements. 

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Quick Draw brought in about $500 million for the state last year. Cuomo says the expansion could lead to an extra $25 million for the state.

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The varied nature of the aid is due to Cuomo having the lion's share of the increased aid go to high-needs districts.

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Cuomo tells "Crain's" editorial board his pitch for a 20 percent hike in the state's minimum wage is a "starting point" for negotiations with the Legislature. 

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  • LeRoy woman arrested in connection with drug death...
  • Two Avon students injured in school bus accident...
  • County Legislature clerk to retire 

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The Water Department is scheduled to make a repair on the water main on Wood St. in the City of Batavia on Friday, Jan. 25.

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New York's 27th District representative will serve on the House Agriculture Committee's General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture subcommittees.

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Following a five-month investigation, Heather Price, 37, of LeRoy has been arrested and jailed on $50,000 bail and charged with a felony count of criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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Legislators, so far, are making mostly positive comments about the budget proposal.

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The Village GOP met last night and endorsed acting mayor Scott Schuler to run for a full term in the March election.

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Analysts believe Republican leaders in the state Senate would go along with the hike if tax breaks for businesses are also included in any such legislation.

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The Kodak Retirees' Beneficiary Association has announced the sale of its roughly $635 million claim for $70 million cash. 

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 Schumer says the veterans and their family members have been exposed to life-threatening diseases and testing needs to be performed immediately. 

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Carolyn Pratt, 64, has worked for the legislature since 1988. She will retire March 22.

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  • Stafford woman arrested for welfare fraud...
  • LeRoyan gets 14 years for burglary...
  • Former Elba mayor fails to win endorsement 

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A LeRoy man indicted on counts of third-degree burglary and second-degree grand larceny could serve up to 14 years in prison.

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A 25-year-old Stafford woman is facing five felony charges for illegally receiving over $6,100 in food stamp benefits.

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All spring semester, GCC is offering career services workshops. They're not just for students, but open to the public.

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In what are believed to be related crimes, Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies say two white men in a silver or tan van are breaking into locked homes and stealing cash, jewlery and other easily-accesible goods.

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While surrounding areas south (southern Wyoming County south to the Southern Tier) and north (Lake Ontario shore line) are dealing with both the extreme cold and significant snow fall, Batavia is in a fortuitous position between the two bands of snow.

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Following an edict by Pope Benedict last year to welcome former Episcopalians and Anglicans to Catholicism, Bishop Richard Malone will ordain the region's first married priest.

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Responding to calls-for-action from political leaders such as Sen. Chuck Schumer, the inspector general of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is initiating a probe of how the Buffalo VA hospital ignored protocol and reused insulin pens.

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Despite the governor's efforts to clean up Albany, a study from the Center for Public Integrity ranks the Empire State No. 37 in the nation.

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Presented yesterday, the governor's budget proposal addresses education, minimum wage and Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.

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Governor Cuomo's budget proposal calls for a 4.4 percent increase in education funding than last year's budget.

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The governor has proposed $36 million to implement New York's new gun contorl legislation.

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No one was injured and it appears to be accidental.

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Orleans County third highest unemployment rate in state 

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  • More severe cold...
  • Pembroke woman sentenced on child porn charge...
  • Governor releases budget proposal

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The governor discussed everything from education, to rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Sandy, to utilities suppliers.

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The Dec. 2012 unemployment rate stands at 8.2 percent, compared to 7.4 percent in November of 2012. The state’s unemployment rate also stands at 8.2 percent.

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Beverly Hensel, 56, reportedly supplied six DVDs containing child pornography to convicted sex offender, James Little Jr.

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 State Police responded to a domestic violence incident involving a suicidal person at around 11 p.m. Monday night. When the man did not put his gun down as the trooper demanded, the trooper shot the man once in the shoulder. He was taken to Strong with non-life threatening injuries.

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  • A Bethany man is facing harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing charges.
  • A Warsaw man whose driving privileges were suspended in December due to failure to pay child support is facing a third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation charge.

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Plaintiffs involved with the crash of Flight 3407 are trying to get the stay lifted from the lawsuit.

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According to a New York Post report, gun-right activists are telling hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to not register their weapons in an act of civil disobedience.

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By working with large retailers that employ many minimum wage workers, the governor hopes to elicit support for his plan to raise the wage.

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Set to address education and, possibly, hydrofracking, the governor is expected to reveal a positive budget address due to the help from the federal government with Hurricane Sandy.

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Saying that the new law treats citizens like "criminals," the Steuben County Sheriff's Office has taken a stand.

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Veterinarians say to limit your pet’s exposure to the cold weather, stay outside only as long as your pet needs and make sure not to forget to wipe their paws when they come in. 

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State Troopers have tips to keep safe on the road with temperatures so cold.

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  • Bitter cold wind chill...
  • Governor continues push for minimum wage hike...
  • Flight 3407 crash victims press lawsuit 

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  • Albion man dies in Gaines crash...
  • Fire destroys home in Basom...
  • Rochester plane blows tires landing in Newark

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  • A house fire on the Bloomingdale Road in Alabama...
  • A high wind warning remains in effect until 4PM...
  • An Albion man has been killed in a one car crash.

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  • Cuomo Prepares For Budget Unveiling
  • Politicians Working to Add Greek Yogurt to Federal Lunch Program
  • NYS Police Looking for Man Impersonating Cop
  • Sheriff's Office Investigating Several Day-Time Burglaries That Occurred on Wednesday

 

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The burglaries occurred along Ridge Road and Lockport Road in Elba, Ham Road in Alabama and Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road in Batavia.

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William Hastings fell to his death when he fell from a seventh floor window at 400 Towers in June 2012. The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled it an accidental death.

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By introducing the protein-rich yogurt to young kids, it helps the continuity of the market that has been important to bringing jobs in Genesee County.

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The plan to, as the team says, improve fan experience is expected to cost $130 million.

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The Buffalo VA medicial center exposed 700 people to HIV and hepatitis through the re-use of insulin pens from 2010-12 despite a directive from the FDA to stop that practice in 2009.

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Detectives also claim Robert Puchalski had inappropriate relationships with at least two secretaries at the school.

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State figures show the five-county Rochester region saw 2,200 private sector jobs eliminated compared to one year ago.

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Calling opponents "passionate," the Governor says the new law is not the most "divisive" in state history.

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Cuomo says there aren't any major surprises. The budget will be revealed Tuesday.

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Troopers in Warsaw say a 21-year-old female driver was stopped this week along Route 98 in Albion by a man posing as a police officer.

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  • Fresh snow creates slick untreated roads...
  • Batavia Fire Dept. secures Homeland grant...
  • Troopers seek police imposter

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As part of FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the City of Batavia Fire Department will be able to "move into the future."

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A new Siena College poll says his favorability ratings are steady from December.

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The news is not as positive for the Empire State, though, with layoffs in education, construction and transportation.

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Four children and several animals were taken away from a deplorable home which was deemed unfit for habitation yesterday in the Erie County town.

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The Supreme Court could hear a case involving prayer at Greece Town Board meetings.

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Instead of depending on local tax revenue, the state comptroller wants to identify municipalities and school districts across the state before they fall into a fiscal crisis, so they can find alternatives.

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Using a Google ad web campaign, the Texas attorney general is promoting his state's gun rights as an alternative to New Yorkers upset about the new law.

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As Governor Cuomo signs the nation's toughest gun control legislation into law, he approves of the president's recent comments to do something similar at the federal level.

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The State Assembly Speaker says final clarifications on the bill should not impact its approval.

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Call 813-9313 to make an appointment.

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Filled with information about the city's proposed budget and a summary of the new trash program, residents can watch the local public access channel at 8 p.m. tomorrow to learn more almost first-hand.

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  • A LeRoy man who had been caught in the act of breaking into a Batavia home on Summit Street has pleaded guilty.
  • An Attica man jailed at the Genesee County Jail for driving while ability impaired by drugs is facing more charges.
  • A 78-year-old Erie County man is facing  DWI and open container charges.

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The man and woman are facing endangering the welfare of a child charges.

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Via the Governor's Office, here is a complete summary of the new gun control legislation that Governor Cuomo signed into law Tuesday.

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Promoting the legislation that he has pushed since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, Governor Cuomo said in Rochester today that the law makes "this state a safer state."

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Calling it a "poor legislative process," Assemblyman Steve Hawley speaks out about the state's new gun control legislation.

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Posing as account holders around the country, a California woman attempted to defraud the Bank of America branch in Batavia. She was sentenced to 70 months in prison.

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  • An Alexander man is facing assault and harassment charges for allegedly getting into a fight at a restaurant in Wyoming County.
  • Two inmates are facing felony charges when they were housed at Attica Correctional Facility. 
  • A 20-year-old Batavia woman is facing a petity larceny and felony grand larceny charge.

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More than 700 VA patients in Buffalo were exposed to HIV and hepatitis through the reuse of insulin pens.

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Officer Jon Ritter was honored by the police department and the Greece Town Board Tuesday night in a ceremony.

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The comptroller says in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, a national movement toward more firearms regulation makes such investments extremely risky to shareholder value.

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Despite landslide votes in both the Senate and Assembly, state republicans are speaking out on the NY SAFE bill which was signed into law Tuesday.

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In a message on their website, the NRA slams Governor Cuomo for "seizing an opportunity to exploit tragedy."

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The Sabres are holding an open practice tomorrow and Friday morning as the season opener approaches.

UPDATE: The Sabres have announced a change of plans. Instead of Thursday, the practices open to the public are now Friday and Saturday morning, same time.

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  • Governor signs tough control bill,
  • Local legislators vote "no" ...
  • Schumer calls for probe of VA mistakes

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The NY SAFE Bill was officially signed into law by the governor Tuesday evening.

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Locals at Hunter's Landing and Peaceful Genesee weigh-in on gun control legislation that is expected to become law Tuesday night.

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Governor Cuomo expects to sign it into law quickly.

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Despite an overwhelming vote, Ranzenhofer says, "In the rush to get something done, I really don’t think we solved the problem.”

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  • An Illinois man is accused of stealing two tractor trailer tires on Route 77 in Pembroke yesterday.
  • A Batavia man is facing two charges for allegedly stealing a TV from Wal-Mart and damaging a security device.
  • A Livingston County nurse is accused of taking medication from the facility she works at.

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Amidst speculation New York's governor could make a 2016 presidential run, Cuomo says it comes with the territory of the position, but that it "can be hurtful."

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Citing an interference with religious freedom, the conference says expanding reproductive rights laws will affect Catholic hospitals.

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In a 43 to 18 vote, the state senate approved the NY SAFE Act.

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  • NYS passes strict new controls on guns...
  • Batavia reveals proposed city budget:
  • calls for tax decrease,
  • imposes new grabage user fee,
  • eliminates police lieutenants and
  • budgets for City Council pay raise 

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  • Sweeping changes in trash collection and shift to user fee...
  • Genesee ARC will likely lose trash contract
  • Three police lieutenants eliminated...
  • Budget factors in City Council pay raise 

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Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Santiago Jr. -- formerly of Batavia -- will add to his current sentence for drug possession and parole violation. Santiago Jr. was originally arrested in June 2011 at a Batavia motel as one of three men in possession of heroin and cocaine.

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As GCC opens its new semester Monday, RASO is available for older students daunted by the obstacles involved in coming back to school.

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Scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center, the Sabres will finally return to the ice followinga four-month lockout. Monday night, the team's scrimmage is open to the public in Downtown Buffalo.

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With 20,000 people affected state-wide (compared to 4,000 all of last flu season), Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order this weekend to pharmacies to administer flu vaccines to anyone over six months of age.

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The man went to police concerned he couldn't reach his daughter by phone; now he faces a felony offense of aggravated driving while intoxicated.

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Specialist Austin James Sampson will be laid to rest Friday 

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Bishop Richard Malone celebrated the final service Sunday. Ascension Parish -- the merged Sacred Heart and St. Anthony's parish -- will continue to operate normally.

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City Council meets tonight at 7 o'clock at City Hall.

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Caused by an electrical problem, a 80-by-40 foot barn burned down Sunday afternoon.

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  • An Oakfield man is facing a stalking charge.
  • A Batavia man is facing several charges following a domestic incident in which he allegedly threatened another person
  • Two Lewis Place women are facing charges for allegedly leaving their children unattended.
  • An Elba man allegedly involved in a physical domestic incident is facing felony charges.
  • A Byron man is accused of stealing steel railroad tie plates belonging to the CSX Railroad in the area of Route 19 in the Village of Bergen.
  • A Batavia teen is facing a felony sex charge. 

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As Dick's Sporting Goods has already done, the U.S. Senator from New York is urging other retailers to suspend operations at least until Congress acts on legislation.

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As many as 700 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C through the reuse of one-time insulin pens.

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  • Governor declares Health Emergency...
  • Genesee County flu cases already exceed last year...
  • Two Lewis Place women jailed for leaving children unattended

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  • Duffy Speaks at GCC About State of the State
  • Governor Addressing Minimum Wage Hike, Women's Rights Following State of the State
  • Still Time to Get Flu Shot

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Already exceeding last year's entire flu-case total, the Genesee County public health director strongly encourages people to get a flu shot at a local pharmacy or at your medical provider.

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 While speaking in Batavia, the state lieutenant governor also addressed mandate relief and education costs.

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As part of the newly-formed NWSL, Rochester native and FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner, Abby Wambach, will play at Sahlen's Stadium on a frequent basis.

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With the lockout over and no official plans for when the shortened season is going to start, the Sabres are drawing up ticketing procedures.

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In his State of the State, Governor Cuomo announced plans for three Upstate casinos to drive tourism, especially from New York City residents who often head to New Jersey or Connecticut for gaming; but those plans may not include Western New York.

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From women's rights to minimum wage, the Governor is working on the aggressive agenda he set forth in his State of the State address just two days ago.

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Lead by a game-high 20 points from senior Riley Norton who was also named Tournament MVP, Notre Dame defeated Batavia 41-38 as the Blue Devils missed a shot at the buzzer in Thursday's championship game.

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In a radio interview, National Rifel Association President David Keene says in referring to Cuomo's State of the State address that if other states haven't followed New York before when it comes to strict gun control, then they won't now.

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John Eastridge is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 11 in 2002. He also was charged with sex abuse in 2012 for allegedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11 in 2009.

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  • State audit finds fault with Byron Justice Court...
  • Oakfield man facing new sex abuse charge...
  • Confirmed flu cases up across NYS 

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The comptroller's office cites Town officials' failure to provide sufficient evidence that annual audits of the Justices’ books and records were conducted and the Justices did not always enforce unpaid tickets or report transactions to DMV in a timely manner.

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Village trustees Wednesday failed to vote on a motion to make a counter offer for a group of local residents to buy the property and then passed a motion looking for proposals to have the building demolished.

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Despite Cuomo's calls for education reform, New York State ranks third in the state in education according to a new study.

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The Governor discussed many issues involving New York State during his State of the State address Wednesday, but put emphasis on gun control, Upstate development, women's issues and education.

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The Greece police officer credited with saving lives during the deadly Christmas Eve shootings in Webster will receive a public honor later this month. 

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From Upstate rejuvenation to gun control to mandate relief, Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley speak out about Governor Cuomo's State of the State address.

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  • Cuomo proposes gun control measures...
  • City opens bids for trash collection,
  • Genesee ARC one of four to submit bids 

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Bids were collected Wednesday for trash and recycling service by the City of Batavia. The Genesee ARC revealed their bid which was "not the highest or the lowest."

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In his 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo discussed Upstate redevelopment, environmental issues, education, Hurricane Sandy relief, gun control and called for higher state minimum wage at $8.75.

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This summary of the board's most recent meeting includes information on:

  • security and safety procedures review
  • "focus" update
  • kindergarten registration begins Feb. 4
  • curriculum coordinator hired
  • budget amabassadors appointed
  • Richmond Library updates goals
  • fiancial summary report

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To make an appointment, contact hawleys@assembly.state.ny.us or 813-9319.

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09

Specialist Austin James Sampson of Bliss was shot outside a convenience store last week in Texas. The suspect is 17 years old.

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09
  • A Bethany man is facing a criminal mischief charge.
  • Two Batavia man are facing second-degree harassment charges.
  • A Batavia man facing two assault charges has been jailed without bail.

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09

The Diocese of Buffalo announced its Catholic Charities fundraising goal.

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09

Dawn Nguyen will have her case go to a grand jury.

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09

An annual survery reveals Upstate business leaders expected the economy to rebound more than it did in 2012.

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09

A New York Post report says welfare recipients can draw cash benefits from bars, strip clubs and liquor stores.

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09

From the state assembly, to the state association of district attorneys, to the governor himself, gun control is getting significant attention in New York State following the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

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At 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, the governor is expected to address gun control and flood control.

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09

Wednesday afternoon the City plans to receive bids on the service which has been provided by the Genesee ARC for nearly 30 years.

UPDATE: Comments from City Manager Jason Molino

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  • Arrest in shooting of WNY soldier.
  • Two foreign trade zones have been approved for Genesee County
  • Grand Jury gets case against woman charged with supplying gun in Webster shooting

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A foreign-trade zone is a site within the U.S. designated by the Department of Commerce where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered to be in international commerce.

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Believed to be in the seven-figure range, the family of the double-amputee Iraq veteran who fell from a roller coaster in July 2011 says the beneficiaries will be Hackemer's two young daughters.

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Charles Sheets, 49, was found in Avon after leaving the hospital and was arrested on a violent felony warrant for assault on a police officer.

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08

The governor is reportedly planning to launch a major public relations assult on Senate Republicans if they balk at gun contorl legislation.

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08

With the second-highest debt level in the country, New York could excede borrowing limits with important infastructure and capital projects pressing.

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08

The single investigator retired without a replacement, so campiagn-finance reform issues and election disputes would have to be transferred to State Police.

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With hospitalization rates in the state up 169 percent from last year, CDC officials urge getting the vaccine.

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08

Webster officers Mark Reed, Kevin Hall and Shaun Welch along with Irondequoit police officer Doug Pollock are being recognized for their actions during the deadly Christmas Eve firefighter ambush.

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It's unusual for a freshman congressman, but Congressman Chris Collins was appointed to head the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology.

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08

Property owners learned in a meeting yesterday that they can expect a 2 to 5.5 percent school tax hike for the next year.

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As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Collins spoke to local farmers to get their input on the expired Farm Bill.

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08
  • Settlement reached in  death of disabled soldier at Darien Lake.
  • School Taxes could increase in LeRoy next year.
  •  WNY soldier shot to death in Texas

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Austin Sampson, 25, of Bliss was one of three men shot in front of a convenience store.

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07
  • An Alexander man already facing charges for allegedly damaging the Johnny Bear Restaurant in Darien is facing one more.
  • A Batavia woman is facing harassment and endangering the welfare of a child charges.
  • A Batavia man with a previous conviction for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon was allegedly found in possession of a switchblade knife.
  • A Batavia man has been jailed on $50,000 bail for a string of charges during incidents on Sunday morning.
  • A Wyoming County man has been charged after Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in Castile yesterday.
  • An Oakfield man is facing several charges following an alleged domestic dispute.

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The NHL players' association and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement this weekend.

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07

Joseph Hofstetter was shot in the pelvis and Theodore Scardino was hit in the shoulder and knee by gunman William Spengler Jr.

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Matthew Hurd, 25, is accused of recently breaking into homes in Williamson and Lyons and is a suspect in other break-ins.

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07

Details are emerging about what the governor plans to address.

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07

In an effort to save residents $500 million, the Governor announced plans to lower health insurance premiums across the state.

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07

The former Syracuse head coach will take over the reins of the team.

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07
  • Webster Firefighters Released From Hospital
  • Arrest Made In Wayne County Burglaries
  • Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Home
  • Wounded Marine Honored By Legislature
  • Bills Hire Marrone As Head Coach 

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  •  A pedestrian sufferes head injuries when struck by a pick up truck on West Main Street in Batavia.
  • The driver of a car that struck a house on South Main Street has been arrested.
  • A snow mobile accident in Clarendon has sent a Holley man to the hospital.

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  • Town of Batavia Firefighters to hold Boot Drive today
  • NY Lawmaker wants to ban high capcity ammunition clips
  • Genesee County Sheriff's hire new deputy

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04
  • A former LeRoy resident facing several charges including assault during an incident when a Sheriff’s Deputy tried to arrest her son pleaded guilty to one charge
  • A Buffalo man who used counterfeit money to buy French fries at DarienLakeTheme Park this summer was sentenced to 2-to-4 years in prison.
  • A man accused of trashing facilities at the Liberty Square Office complex in July has decided to go to trial instead of accept a plea deal.

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04

In assessing how NYS can be better prepared for emegergencies ater Hurricane Sandy, two committees reccommend giving the Governor superseding power over local governments during disasters.

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An 18-year-old is accused of breaking in 96-year-old Levi Clayton's home, leaving him with serious injuries and stealing numerous items from his home in the November attack in Buffalo.

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A Long Island-based representative who lost her husband and son to gun violence is reintroducing a ban on magazines that carry more than 10 rounds.

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Thousands more cases are reported than all of last year. Officials say a flu shot is still the best prevention.

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04

In solidarity with the West Webster Volunteer Fire Department, the Town of Batavia Fire Department is participating in a boot drive at their headquarters on Lewiston Road tomorrow from 10 to 2 p.m.

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04
  • Two people are facing second-degree harassment charges for allegedly having contact with people they were supposed to stay away from.
  • An inmate of the state prison in Collins has been charged with felony counts of burglary and possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny.

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Jasvir Kaur will take home $3.3 million after taxes.

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04
  • Bergen woman wins $5-million in NYS Lottery...
  • Batavia City Schools ready with teacher evaluations... 
  • Town of Batavia firemen to hold boot drive for West Webster

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03

New Batavia Superintendent Chris Dailey details Batavia's own teacher-principal evaluation system.

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03

Even as this news is announced, a meeting at the Stafford Town Hall to discuss the controversial drilling process is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and features a guest speaker to inform residents about how hydrofracking could affect Genesee County.

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  • Three Warsaw residents, including two teens, are facing charges after a Sheriff’s Deputy allegedly observed them in possession of marijuana.
  • A Warsaw woman is facing six total charges for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
  • Two people are facing petit larceny charges for allegedly stealing from Batavia stores.

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New York State Troopers in Western New York issued more than 3,300 tickets and made 59 arrests for DWI as part of the nationwide effort to increase safety during the holiday season.

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From upping SUNY's minimum G.P.A to increased pre-K, Gov. Cuomo says the panel needs to consider the state's budget first and foremost.

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The Governor says a special session could occur before his Jan. 9 State of the State address.

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03

After delaying a vote on the Sandy relief aid legislation this week, New Yorkers can expect a new law by the end of the month at the latest.

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Making the trip to Brockport or Geneseo might be worth it: Wegmans has enacted a price-freeze on 53 grocery items until April 6.

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Increasing its ranking in the Kiplinger list of the top 100 best value public colleges, the University at Buffalo costs just around $20,000 for New Yorkers.

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A Lockport man is accused of strangling his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter.

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03

Following a win against Rutgers Wednesday, Boeheim picked up win No. 903. He trails only current Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (940).

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The new 27th District representative officially starts his Washington career today with the swearing-in ceremony and obtaining his voting card.

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03

The New York Lottery has confirmed that a Bergen resident is the winner of a $5,000,000 Multiplier scratch-off jackpot.

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As part of his regular offering of outreach office hours, 139th Assmebly District representative Steve Hawley will be at GCC Friday.

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  • Two LeRoy men charged with selling bogus Bills merchandise...
  • Batavia man charged in New Year's Eve assault...
  • UB ranked as one of the best values in public colleges 

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The service for City residents is scheduled to begin Monday.

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As part of his regular offering of outreach office hours, 139th Assmebly District representative Steve Hawley will be at GCC Friday.

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Police say the City's homicide rate is 40 percent higher than the previous year.

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Incredulous that the Senate-approved bill did not even reach the House floor for a vote, politicians are voicing their dissatisfaction.

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Albany legislators continue to negotiate more comprehensive gun control.

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Interested in joining the Board of Assessment Review, Youth Board, Planning Board or Historic Preservation Commission? Applications are due Jan. 25.

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A petition to award the two deceased and two injured firefighters each with a Medal of Freedom is making rounds online.

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  • A Batavia man wanted on felony charges was taken into custody by City Police.
  • A 19-year-old Batavia man is facing a felony burglary charge.
  • Two LeRoy residents are facing charges for allegedly selling fake merchandise at a Bills game.
  • A Batavia man is facing several charges for allegedly beating up another person in LeRoy.

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Hoping to inspire local government to reduce costs, the governor has announced $4 million in grants.

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  • Buffalo Bills promote Brandon to President...
  • BPD arrests suspected felon...
  • Gun control debate to continue in Albany 

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