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 A Byron teenager will spend six months in the Genesee County Jail and then serve five years on probation for a fatal accident in a golf cart last November that killed her boyfriend.

19-year-old Courtney Greene was sentenced yesterday on her guilty plea to charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and driving while her ability was impaired.
Last November, Courtney was driving a golf cart, late at night, on the Byron-Holly Road. Her boyfriend, Zachary Rusin, was a passenger. A car came along and struck the cart from behind. Zach Rusin died the next day.
A number of people expressed support for Courtney including Zach’s mother, prior to Courtney’s sentencing. 
Judge Robert Noonan called Courtney’s decisions on that night, “stupid” decisions that resulted in a terrible tragedy.

A Batavia bartender is accused of stealing more than 3-thousand dollars from the Center Street Smokehouse where he worked. 
36-year old Adam Hoag of Batavia allegedly voided transactions and altered discount receipts and gift certificates.  
Hoag has been charged with a felony count of grand larceny. 
He has been released under the supervision of Genesee Justice. 

A flap among Conservative party members in Erie and Niagara counties is causing Genesee County to hold a county-wide  primary on September 13th.  
The unexpected primary will cost Genesee County taxpayers nearly $30,000, and it is a primary local conservatives didn’t even want.
Genesee County Republican Elections Commissioner Dick Siebert explains that there will be a conservative primary for the selection of 12 committee members from 24 persons running.  
Seibert said all 28 polling places in Genesee County need to be staffed and equipped for the primary. 
Genesee County had planned on primaries at only 3 Town of Batavia locations. 
The dispute is over State Senator Mark Grisanti’s vote in support of gay marriage in the State Senate.

Today's tales from the local campaign trail:
Republican Congressional candidate Chris Collins will be in Batavia this morning. Collins will be pressing flesh and stumping for votes while touring Chapin Manufacturing.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is assuring New Yorkers that the New York Military Forces Honor Guard will continue live performances of "Taps"   There were recent reports suggesting federal budget cuts would force officials to use recordings over live buglers.  Schumer says that will not be the case.  He released a statement saying fallen military heroes will get the dignified send-off they deserve if the worst befalls them.  
 

 

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