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 One man has been arrested in connection with the murder Friday night of a Brockport College Student.  21 year old Clatyon Whittemore of Hartford New York was arrested early Saturday morning at a Thruway service area near Syracuse.  The unidentified victim’s body was found by Brockport campus police with extensive trauma to her upper body.  The body was found in her room at McLean Hall a dormitory on the campus.   Officials say the victim’s mother called campus police to check on her after the daughter did not answer her cell phone.  Police say that Whittlemore was the girl’s boyfriend.   Brockport official say this is the first time they’ve ever had a murder on campus.  Whittlemore has been charged with second degree murder and entered a not guilty plea in town of Sweden court. 

Dressed in hazmat gear from head to toe, crews have begun cutting through the burning, mountain of material at Hillcrest Industries in Attica in an effort to stop the fire and the spreading stench for good. EPA Public Affairs Officer Mike Basile says, " it's sad that the company and other agencies involved didn't address an activity like this sometime ago." Basile from the environmental protection agency says crews are doing live air monitoring at the site. This wasn't until the EPA released results of a recent study showing levels of benzene-- a known carcinogen-- in the Attica air. Smoke and steam were seen emanating from the pile immediately as expected. The EPA says, it could be days before the fire is out, perhaps even longer until the stench stops spreading for good.

It was a fairly nice Saturday in the Genesee Country.  A high of 63 was recorded with a low of 43 with a mix of clouds and sunshine and no rain. We can’t say the same today…There’s a 70 percent chances of showers and even a chance for a thunderstorm.  Today’s high will be around 60.  We’ll have the complete forecast following the news.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies made two DWI arrests early Saturday morning each with a twist. 

45 year old Thomas Pfalzer of Harper Road in Darien was arrested following a traffic stop on the Sumner road in the Town of Darien.  He was found stopped in the highway while talking on a cell phone.  He has been charged with DWI, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone.  

24 year old Katelyn Hodgins of Pringle Avenue in Batavia was charged with DWI and with an open container in a vehicle after she was stopped on the Seven Springs Road in Batavia.  She allegedly crossed over the solid yellow lines in the center of the road.

Investigators have what could be the gun that was used to murder Clymer Schools Superintendent, Keith Reed. After U-S Marshals took the suspect, Anthony Robert Taglianetti, into custody in Virginia Friday, they searched his car and found a handgun. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says, his office has a bullet to compare with the gun, to see if it is the murder weapon. If it's a match, the gun would be the strongest piece of physical evidence against Taglianetti so far. The investigation began Monday, when police found Reed's body about 100 yards from his home in Clymer. Reed had last been seen alive around 8:30 the previous Friday night.Authorities will try to bring the suspect back to Chautauqua County, to face second-degree murder charges. Taglianetti has a court date in Virginia on Monday.

 

 

 

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