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Snow flurries whipped up by gusting winds have created difficult conditions during the morning commute. Local police agencies reported near white out conditions had developed shortly after 7am. The snow followed a fast moving line of thunderstorms and very strong winds that crossed Geensee County last evening and during the overnight hours.

Some scattered power outages remained Wednesday morning.

 

Erik Roth is an innocent man. 
The 42-year-old Elba resident has been acquitted of all charges in a sexual abuse case involving two young girls. 
The case dated back eight years.
The verdict was issued yesterday afternoon following a two day non-jury trial.

A 23-year-old woman is dead after her car ran into a pond near Java Lake in Wyoming County and flipped over.
23-year-old Erin Pinter of Arcade was pronounced dead at the scene late Monday afternoon. 
Sheriff’s deputies did not release her name until yesterday. 
The accident believed to be a result of driving too fast on icy roads.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants a high-speed rail line linking Albany and Buffalo.  Schumer was in Genesee County yesterday to call on federal, state and private transportation groups to finish a plan to construct an eleven-mile stretch of new track that would link Byron to Riga.
The proposal is part of a larger effort to build a 300-mile rail corridor that would link Western New York with the state's capital.
Questions have been raised about the use of taxpayer money to fund a rail line some critics have dubbed a "railroad to no where."

Darien Lake Theme Park is changing up management for the New Year.
A new General Manager has been named. He is Bob Montgomery, formerly with Canada’s Wonderland. 
Montgomery replaces former GM Chris Thorpe, who now becomes Assistant General Manager – and reports to Montgomery.
Last season was a difficult year for the local amusement park. 
There was the tragic death of a handicapped army veteran on one of the park’s roller coasters that drew national attention. 
The same coaster had to be shut down later in the season after park goers got stranded on the ride.  
 
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