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A Winter Storm Watch and a High Wind Warning posted for Genesee County through tomorrow night.
Since midnight, we have experienced a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.
Since 6AM this morning, the precipitation has changed back to rain but has left behind a coating of ice and slush on some local roads.
Highway Department plows and saltshakers have been deployed.
The high during the day today will reach into the mid 40’s, but turn much colder tonight. The snow returns and winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour. You may want to secure your holiday lights and decorations.
The LeRoy man accused of holding up a bank in Pavilion is going to prison.
25-year-old Nick Hawkins has been sentenced to 2 to 6 years for robbing the Five Star Bank in Pavilion last October.
Hawkins admitted he held-up the bank and got away with $443.
Sentencing is scheduled this afternoon for one of three defendants in the Elba bank robbery case. 25-year-old Michael Wells of Buffalo along with two other men have all admitted they robbed the M&T Bank in Elba last June.
An Orleans County man has been arrested and jailed for allegedly having sexual contact with a teenage boy he met through a telephone chat line.
34-year-old Frederick Patterson of Holley has been locked up in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Deputies say Paterson allegedly met the 16-year-old boy on the phone Thanksgiving Day and then drove to Canandaigua to meet the boy in person.
Governor Paterson plans to deliver a major speech this afternoon on Wall Street on the state of the New York economy. 
New York has taken a hit in the recession with Wall Street accounting for a one-fifth of the state's taxes. 
Monroe County authorities say residents can now text message anonymous tips about crimes they have information on. The 311 call center staffers will receive the messages and forward them to police. However, county officials say the texts are completely anonymous and investigators cannot trace them back to the sender. County Executive Maggie Brooks says the program is targeted to the younger generation which uses text messages as a primary form of communication.


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