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Batavia Police are investigating a hit and run pedestrian accident that sent a local man to Strong Memorial Hospital.
22-year-old Luis Mercado suffered a leg injury and is now listed in stable condition.
Mercado was walking along Central Avenue in the city just after 1:30 this morning when he was hit by a car that fled the scene.
Batavia Police Sgt Scott Mullen, who is heading up the investigation, spoke with WBTA News this morning:

"We are looking for a white sedan, possibly model year 2000, witnesses said it could be a Dodge Stratus. The car will have front end damage and most likely, the windshield will be shattered," Mullen said.
 
Anyone with in formation about the accident is asked to call Batavia Police at 345-6350.
 

Police in LeRoy have arrested a man for allegedly passing a phony prescription.
42-year-old Ronald MacGregor of Lake Street, LeRoy has been arrested for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.
Police said MacGregor entered a LeRoy drug store last Thursday and presented the fake script to the pharmacy staff.
MacGregor was locked up in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.

A 14-year-old Wyoming County boy continues his recovery today at Strong Memorial after he was trapped beneath a tractor.
Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies did not identify the youth.
They said he was driving up a hill near his home on Morrow Road in the Town of Covington yesterday. The tractor overturned and pinned the boy under the machine.
He was rescued by Pavilion Firemen and taken to the hospital.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley from Batavia is out with a sobering statistic.
Hawley says that four Western New York counties are in the top ten nationwide for having the highest property tax rate.
They are:  Orleans, Niagara and Monroe Counties.  They rank 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Genesee County is 8th in the nation.
Hawley released the numbers to press for passage of the 2% property tax cap. He says this must be followed by mandate relief for local governments. .
 

Investigators from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration continue looking into a deadly industrial accident in Rochester over the weekend.  Authorities say a worker at Krieger Recycling was crushed by a compactor on Saturday.  Investigators want to know why the victim entered the machine and why safety mechanisms did not automatically engage.  The victim's name has not yet been released.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is making some of his first comments on the scandal surrounding Congressman Anthony Weiner.  At yesterday's Celebrate Israel parade in Manhattan, Cuomo was asked if Weiner would be at the event.  Cuomo says it's up to the congressman if he wanted to attend the parade amidst all the media scrutiny.  Weiner insists that his Twitter account was hacked, but he has not ruled out whether the photo is of him.

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# Cathy DeJaneiro
Monday, June 06, 2011 8:50 AM
Isn't it time for New York State (legislators. . .) to start dealing with these mandates that are keeping our tax rates so high? It's like trying to keep up with the Joneses. 20% of the people have 80% of the money...which means 80% of the people are scrambling to earn the available 20%. In what world does this make any sense?

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