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Today is Columbus Day, a national holiday, honoring Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America back in 1492.  For the day all State, county, and city offices will be closed.  The banks are also closed and locally there is no school.  But if you want to shop that’s a different story as most stores will be open as usual.

 

A disturbance over the week-end at 130 Bank Street in Batavia resulted in the arrest of two Batavia men.  Batavia Police responded to the location after a report of a fight.  They arrested 46 year old Clifford Schultz of Pearl Street and Michael Elmore of Bank Street and charged them with disorderly conduct.  Schultz was charged after being seen throwing a punch and Elmore was charged after he was observed to be in possession of a baseball bat.

 

A Bank Street woman is in jail with bail set at 10 thousand dollars after she was charged with stealing a car.  34 year old Danielle Cummings allegedly entered a residence and took keys to a vehicle that she did not own or have permission to use.  She has been charged with burglary, unauthorized use of a vehicle and with unlicensed operation.

 

More meningitis cases liked to tainted steroid injections are popping up across the country.  Health officials say at least 91 people have come down with the rare fungal form of meningitis.  7 people have died.  A Rochester health care facility is one of 3 in New York State that received shipments of the steroid suspected of causing the outbreak.  Officials have confirmed that Rochester Brain and Spine received the injections, and all of the doses have been removed from use.

 

Residents of Attica are being patient as they await the complete removal of their huge pile of plastic waste.  The EPA says that about one third of the pile has been moved and cooled.  The EPA also reports that they continue to monitor smoke and fume levels in the air and that they report levels of volatile compounds are very low.

 

A report shows that toll cheats cost the state 35 million dollars on the New York State Thruway over a five year period.  The "Journal News" also found statistics that show 80 thousand drivers did not pay the toll on the Tappan Zee Bridge between 2007 and 2011 adding up to seven million dollars.  This comes as the Thruway mulls over toll increases that could be as high as 14-dollars for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.     

 

 

 

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