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Former Sabre Matthew Barnaby has been fired from ESPN after being charged with driving while intoxicated.  

The Erie County Sheriff's Department says Barnaby was arrested Monday in Clarence after police responded to a 911 call of an SUV driving erratically without a front tire.  
Police say Barnaby failed several field sobriety tests and then had his license revoked after refusing to take a breath test.  
Barnaby began his playing career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1992 and played for seven teams before joining ESPN.

A registered sex offender from Batavia will serve 2-4 years in state prison.
37-year-old Marlek Holmes was sentenced yesterday by Genesee county Court Judge Robert Noonan.
Police said he sent an indecent text message to a 16-year-old girl.  
Holmes also pleaded guilty for Failure to Register and Failure to verify his address.
Holmes will serve concurrent sentences on all four charges.

A serious car pedestrian accident remains under investigation today in Warsaw.
Police there tell us a 64-year-old man was crossing North Main at Frank Street last night in Warsaw when he was struck by a vehicle. 
The unidentified pedestrian suffered severe head trauma. He has been admitted to ECMC in Buffalo.
The name of the driver has also not been released.

A two-vehicle accident in the Town of Batavia has led to the arrest of two suspected illegal aliens.
The accident occurred yesterday evening on Route 98 and West Saile Drive.
Deputies say a vehicle operated by Juan Gomez of Hamlin failed to yield and struck another car in at the intersection.
Gomez and a passenger were later charged with illegal entry into the US.
The second car was driven by Judith Drews of Byron. She and a passenger in her car were taken to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.

A consulting group, hired by the city, releases a draft set of findings and recommendations tonight regarding Batavia’s housing market,, neighborhood vitality and downtown. The public is invited to the meeting. It begins at 6 tonight in the City Council board room at City Hall. 

The Batavia Area Jaycees have announced the date for judging their annual Holiday Lighting Contest.
The Jaycees will out on Sunday, December 18th.
They will be judging in categories including:
Most traditional, simple and elegant, Most colorful, most commercial and overall.
Questions about the contest can be left as a message at 585-343-5775.
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