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It’s Congressional Primary Election Day.
Republican candidates Chris Collins and David Bellavia will find out tonight who will carry the party banner into the fall election against Democrat Kathy Hochul for the newly formed 27th Congressional District.
The candidates spent their final day of campaigning right here in Batavia.
Chris Collins pressed flesh at the Pok-a-dot Restaurant while Bellavia was walking the neighborhoods of Batavia’s north side…
In Genesee County, the primary polls are open from Noon until 9pm.

Mitt Romney brings his presidential campaign to Buffalo this week.  The presumptive Republican nominee will attend a fundraiser Friday evening at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.  Supporters hope to raise one million dollars for Romney. 
A Republican hasn't won New York during a presidential election since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

This morning's police blotter:
39-year-old David Bruise Jr. of Akron: he was arrested for Petit Larceny and Harrassment. Deputies say Bruise was shoplifting at K-mart and pushed a K-mart employee who was trying to keep him from leaving the store.

26-year-old Rosemary Waters of Roosevelt Drive in Batavia: she was arrested for Petit Larceny and pretending to be someone else.
Waters was confronted by K-mart store security and when Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies showed up, she allegedly fled on foot. The chase was brief. Waters allegedly gave a false name at first because she had been banned from K-mart after a previous shoplifting incident.

24-year-old Kyle Nash of Stafford: he’s been arrested for Unlawful Imprisonment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Deputies say Kyle got into an altercation with another person, held that person to the floor preventing them from getting up, all in the presence of a two-week old baby.

New York State's new law regarding access to teacher evaluations is officially on the books.  The new law will allow only parents to see teacher evaluations by name and only for their own kids' teachers.  Under the bill, any evaluations released to the general public will have teacher names redacted.

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