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There has been a fatal farm accident in Wyoming County.

An 86-year-old farm worker at Marquart Farms on School Road in Gainsville, was struck by a farm vehicle while harvesting potatoes yesterday afternoon.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police are continuing to investigate.Jordan Herthum

A Churchville man has been charged with stealing a Wyoming County Sheriff’s patrol car, while the deputy was just a few feet away talking with other police officers.
It happened early yesterday morning at the Arrow Mart in Perry.
22-year-old Jordan Herthum is facing a slew of charges including felony drunk driving and Grand larceny.
Authorities said the deputy was parked at the store, and had gotten out of his patrol car to speak with Village of Perry officers who were also there.
Authorities said that’s when Herthum jumped into the patrol car and took off.
A GPS in the patrol helped find him.

Pembroke High School has been forced to cancel its Genesee Region football match-up with Holley on Saturday.
For Holley, that apparently means no homecoming game.
Pembroke Athletic Director Ron Funke said the team came out of its last game with only 16 healthy players, the bare minimum required by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Then, on Tuesday a player was scratched after reporting he had mono.
So far, no word from Holley about what their plans are for what was supposed to be the homecoming game.
The Pembroke Dragons are 0-and-5 before having to forfeit this game to Holley. 

The bill signed by Governor Cuomo is intended to boost the number of registered organ donors in New York.
Lauren’s Law will require driver's license applicants over the age of 18 to answer whether they would like to join the state’s donor list. Currently, the question is optional.
The new law is named in honor of 12-year-old Lauren Shields who survived a heart transplant in 2009.
Just 18 percent of New York State residents are organ donors, compared to 43 percent of the population nationally.
Lauren’s Law will take effect in one year.
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