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A judge has tossed out of court a lawsuit filed by local plumbers against the city of Batavia.
The suit had claimed, among other things, that the city acted improperly naming new members to its plumbing board.
For years, a handful of local plumbers essentially ruled who could become licensed to practice the trade within city limits.
City Manager Jason Molino said the court’s decision to dismiss the suit supports the city’s efforts to bring fairness and impartiality to the plumbing board and licensing of new plumbers.
Over the past year, while the lawsuit was in court, six new plumbing licenses have been issued. 

New York State Troopers are the second highest paid state police in the nation.
A study conducted by the Poughkeepsie Journal of state payroll records found that New York state troopers averaged a salary of 112-thousand dollars a year…second only to New Jersey State Police.

A Batavia man remains behind county bars this morning charged with burglary.
31-year-old Christopher Lambert is accused of entering a home on Log City Road in Elba after being told to stay away.
Police say Lambert allegedly took some cash, jewelry and a GPS unit.
He’s jailed in lieu of 25-thousand dollars bail.

Divers searching for a woman who went over Niagara Falls Sunday night discovered the body of an unidentified man instead.  
They'd been called out to search for the 19-year-old exchange student from Japan who was visiting the Canadian side of the falls when she decided to pose for a picture with a friend.  
That's when she lost her balance on a railing and fell in the water.  Horrified onlookers watched as she was then swept over the edge of the falls.
No trace of the young woman has been found and no details have been released about the dead man found at the bottom of the falls.  

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wants Congress to stop coddling super-rich Americans when it comes to taxes.  
In an op-ed piece for The New York Times, Buffett says Congress should leave tax rates unchanged for most taxpayers but raise rates immediately on people with taxable income of more than one-million dollars a year.  Buffett thinks most of the wealthiest Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes when so many people are suffering financially.


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