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A former Rochester anti-violence advocate has been found guilty in a 20-year-old murder case. 
Joyce Powell was convicted yesterday in the 1992 murder of 37-year-old John Rutledge, who was found dead in a ditch in Orleans County.  Police had said Powell was involved in drug trafficking with Rutledge and killed him in a dispute over money.  Powell, who had been an outspoken anti-violence advocate in the mid 90's was already behind bars for a 2007 assault and burglary conviction.

Tuition at Genesee Community College will remain unchanged next year.
GCC’s tuition has been at $1,700 per semester since 2008.
The college's total budget for next year is $35.85-million dollars.

There’s just nothing like a good neighbor.
Amy Showler of Pearl Street is grateful for hers.
Amy was was cleaning the floor of her apartment at 107 Pearl Street yesterday when she noticed flames creeping up a wall. She went for her fire extinguisher but by the time she found it, the house had filled with smoke. "I couldn't breathe in there," Amy said.
That’s when her neighbor, Cody Paris, stepped in to help.
Batavia firemen arrived and finished dousing the flames.
No one was hurt.
The cause of the burner has not been released.

New York State has been barred from collecting taxes on the sale of tobacco to non-Indians on Seneca Nation land. 
State Supreme Court Judge Donna Siwek issued a temporary restraining order yesterday that will remain in place until she hears arguments in the case on June 1st. 
The move comes one day after a federal court gave the state to go-ahead to begin collecting taxes on cigarette sales by Indian retailers.

A big name from the glory days of the Buffalo Bills will make a public appearance in Batavia next week.
Former Bills safety Mark Kelso will officially open the local United Way Day of Caring next Wednesday.
The opening ceremonies will be held at Dwyer Stadium.
This year, 260 volunteers have signed up for the Day of Caring.
Mark Kelso played eight seasons with the Bills including the four consecutive Super Bowls.

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