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Some excitement in Batavia late last night and early this morning.  Batavia police were called to the State Street-Lewis Street area of the city shortly before midnight for the report of a fight.  Police say 20-30 persons were involved in a fight.  Police say it took nearly an hour to quell the disturbance and while they were there, at least two other fights broke out.  Six persons total were arrested. 36 year old Jerry Sadler of State Street was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  He has been jail with bail set at 25 hundred dollars.  26 year old Latoya Jackson of State Street was charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrested.  She’s in jail with bail set at one thousand dollars. Four other persons were given appearance tickets for disorderly conduct.  They’re identified as 30 year old Willie Irvin, the second of Elm Street, 36 year old Woodrow Horseman of East Main Street Road, 25 year old Samantha Reed of Lewis Place, and 25 year old J.W. Hardy, the third, of State Street in Albion.

Batavia police have arrested 40 year old David Kendall of Bank Street in Batavia on a charge of trespass.  Police say Kendall allegedly unlawfully entered the property of a neighbor.  Kendall was given an appearance ticket and will appear in Batavia City Court this afternoon.

Jury selection will begin August 20th for the assault trial of 27 year old Jacquetta Simmons.  She’s accused of punching 70 year old Grace Suozzi, a Wal-Mart employee on Christmas Eve.  The trial will begin even though some rulings on legal issues have been reserved by County Court Judge Robert Noonan.Simmons is charged under New York State’s Granny law.  Simmons’ attorney, Ann Nichols has argued that the Granny Law is unconstitutional. Prosecuting attorneys say the knowledge of the victim’s age is irrelevant.

77 year old Ronald Clark of Akron yesterday received his check for one million dollars from the New York State lottery.   He was a first place winner in a recent Sweet Millions drawing.  The ticket was sold at CMA Petroleum on Main Road in AkronClark says he has been playing the lottery for years and his drams have come true.

State lawmakers may want a pay raise, but a new report finds some of them seemingly can't be bothered to show up to work.  A "New York Daily News" review of legislative attendance records found that at least a dozen lawmakers missed ten or more days during the last legislative session in Albany.  Seven legislators missed 20 or more days, close to one-third of the Legislature's 2012 session.  Assembly members Rory Lancman and Grace Meng led the way with 28 missed days out of the Assembly's 62 session days.

New York's U.S. senators are looking to raise the federal minimum wage.  Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are behind a proposal that hikes the federal minimum wage to nine-80 an hour from the current seven-dollar-25-cent rate.  The push that could impact one-million New Yorkers comes as a similar proposal is stalled in Albany.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has proposed a hike of the minimum wage to eight-50 an hour from the current seven-25 state rate, but Senate Republicans have been opposed to the idea.

 It appears Mom and Dad do get to weigh in on that tongue piercing you've been wanting.  A new law signed by Governor Cuomo Monday requires those under the age of 18 to get permission from their parents or legal guardian before getting a body piercing.  Cuomo says body piercing can result in severe health risks and its the state's "obligation" to make sure teens take all precautions to be healthy and safe when getting such piercings.  The new law goes into effect in 90 days.

(Alban It appears Mom and Dad do get to weigh in on that tongue piercing you've been wanting. A new law signed by Governor Cuomo Monday requires those under the age of 18 to get permission from their parents or legal guardian before getting a body piercing. Cuomo says body piercing can result in severe health risks and its the state's "obligation" to make sure teens take all precautions to be healthy and safe when getting such piercings. The new law goes into effect in 90 days.
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