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Jury deliberations begin today in the case against Reginald Wilson who is facing a possible life sentence, for burglary.
The 37-year-old Rochester man turned down a plea deal earlier this month that would have netted him 2 to 4 years in prison.
Wilson is charged with breaking into a State Street home last fall and stealing a car and personal items from inside the house.
Wilson has previous felony convictions on his record. If convicted on this Burglary charge, he could get life in state prison.
Wilson has maintained his innocence. His trial lasted one day.

A delay on the New York State Thruway…close to home.
Construction at Interchange 48, the Batavia exit, could create a delay of five minutes, according to Thruway authorities.
The work is scheduled to begin today at 8am.
One lane of the toll plaza will be closed for pavement repairs.
The re-paving project will continue until mid-May.

Darien Lake has announced a seven million dollar expansion.
The park is adding a new waterslide, wave pool, and Lazy River ride.
The Resort is also adding new camping cabins featuring indoor plumbing and full, modern kitchens.

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Admission tickets for just the water park will sell for $30. A combo ticket for the water park and theme park will sell for $40.

A GCC professor is paying it forward.
Two years ago, Assistant Professor of History Garth Swanson was on pins and needles. His young son, Anders, was undergoing treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.
Through medical treatment in Rochester and some good fortune, Anders’ cancer went away and he has been cancer-free for 2 years.
Now father, Garth, is passing along the blessing. Garth recently donated his own stem cells at Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Center. Reportedly a 58-year-old leukemia patient will receive the stem cells in what could be a live-saving transplant.
Garth Swanson and his wife say they urge everyone to join the Be-The-Match registry and participate in the National Marrow Donor Program. It could save a life.

Those delayed state income tax refund checks will be mailed out tomorrow.
It’s true, even though tomorrow is April Fool’s Day.
Governor Paterson had made the decision to withhold the tax refunds in mid-March, as the state aimed to pay off millions of dollars in bills.
Taxpayers who filed in late February or after can now expect to receive their checks soon.

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