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In 1971, the four-day uprising at New York's Attica Correctional Facility came to an end. 
Forty-two people died when 15-hundred National Guardsmen and state police stormed the prison.
Marking the anniversary, group of prison reform advocates completed a walk from Harlem in New York City to Albany to call for the prison to be closed.
The group is also asking for New York prisons to limit solitary confinement and violence against inmates.

One surprise in the three Genesee County GOP primaries.
In the Town of Byron, Gerald Heins defeated endorsed Republican Roger Rouse for Town Supervisor 83 to 72.
Rouse remains on the November ballot under the Conservative Party line.

In the Town of Bethany: The GOP primary for Town Justice was won by Joseph Nowakowski over Thomas McBride, 59 to 52.
In the Town of Stafford Republican primary for Town Clerk Julie Scheuerlein defeated Michelle McEwen, 53 to 35.

For the third time voters in the Town of Barre Fire District have said no to a new fire hall.
The $2.5-million  project was defeated by just 5 votes.
The project was not expected to increase taxes.

A case of welfare fraud resolved by a plea deal.
26 year old Kimberly Brodsky of Bank Street in Batavia had faced two felony charges for receiving over 24-hundred dollars in welfare benefits she was not entitled to.
Brodsky was allowed to plead guilty to a charge of petit larceny and receive a conditional discharge.
She paid the money back.
Brodsky receives a lifetime disqualification from the Food Stamp Program.

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