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The Flood watch that had been posted for Genesee County and most of Western New York was cancelled early.
The National Weather Service says the rains of yesterday afternoon and evening have moved off to the east of us.
Mainly dry weather is forecast at least through early this afternoon.

The Batavia City Council will vote at their next business meeting to hire a full-time Economic Development Coordinator.
Technically, the person hired will be an employee of the Batavia Development Corporation.
The agency will fund $80,000 toward the expense of the office while the city is putting in $10,000.
During discussion of the position last night there was no opposition expressed by any council person.

The City of Batavia has received a $266,000 state grant to study Brownfield areas.
Brownfields are undeveloped properties, usually in the center of the city, that have a potential for redevelopment.
City Manager Jason Molino said 250 acres in the City of Batavia have been identified as potential Brownfield sites.

The Genesee County Grad Jury has handed up indictments against three men, one for First Degree Rape.
Patrick J. Donahue is indicted on a charge of rape in the first degree for an incident on January 10th of last year.
Frank J. Bieniek is indicted on charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Bieniek is accused of stealing a .45-caliber flintlock rifle from the Holland Land Office Museum back on December 10th.
Jorge Portugal-Pineda is indicted for felony drunk driving.

On the Batavia Police blotter:
18-year-old Duffy Starks of Dawson Place, Batavia – Duffy has been arrested for allegedly violating his probation. He’s now in jail, in lieu of 25-hundred dollars bail.

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