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An Ontario County couple busted for allegedly boosting goods from two Big Box stores in Batavia.
Daniel Vanderwalle, 32 and Elizabeth Smith,22, both of State Route 21 North, Shortsville, were arrested for Possession of Burglar Tools and Petit Larceny.
Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies tell WBTA Smith and Vanderwalle were seen concealing items they had taken from inside K-mart. 
The two were collared as they left the store. 
Deputies then searched their car and found merchandise that had allegedly been taken earlier from Wal-Mart. 
Lawmen also said the two had devices with them intended to defeat security tags at K-mart.
Smith and Vanderwalle were issued appearance tickets.

A two vehicle accident on Route 33 and Seven Springs road sends three people to Strong Memorial Hospital.
It happened just after 5 yesterday afternoon.
Deputies say a car driven by 17-year-old Jonathan Pestillo of Seven Springs Road failed to stop for a stop sign and struck a second vehicle.
The second car was driven by Bonnie Behage, 70, of Ellenton, Florida. A passenger in the Behage vehicle was identified as Jenna Aradine, 22.
All three were taken to Strong with non-life threatening injuries. Pastillo was ticketed for failure to stop for a stop sign.

New York State is putting the squeeze on an already cash strapped Genesee County…and the reason for the cash crunch, slow payments from New York State.
Legislature Chair Mary Pat Hancock says New York State wants Genesee County – and other counties around the state – to come up with State mandated payments for increases in pre-kindergarten and early intervention programs going back over four years.
But while the state wants its money now, it hasn’t paid it’s share for months.
"The state presently owes us (the county) $1.7 million and they have owed that for over nine months," Hancock said, "because of this we have a shortage of cash and must now go into our one-percent sales tax money."
The one-percent portion of the sales tax is money the county uses for roads and bridges.

A Canadian teenager who drowned in Lake Ontario behind Old Fort Niagara last month was drunk. 
14-year-old Alexander Montgomery had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit when he died last month one night after participating in a War of 1812 re-enactment.  
Montgomery's mother and a family friend have been arraigned on charges of providing alcohol to a minor. 
Alexander fell into the lake behind the fort. 

His body was found the next day. 

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