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Police in Killeen Texas have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of soldier Austin Sampson of Bliss last week.  He was shot while outside a convenience store near Fort Hood where he was stationed.  Police say they have arrested 17 year old Terry Scott and charged him with murder.  Two other soldiers were also shot.  No reason for the attack has been made known.  The investigation by police in Killeen is continuing. 

 Genesee County has been approved as a foreign-trade zone. That announcement from the Genesee County Edonomic Development Center. The Apple Tree Acres and the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park are the sites in Genesee County. A foreign trade zone is a site within the United States designated by the Department of Commerce where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered to be in international commerce.

A Greece woman linked to the guns used in the deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Webster will have her case go to a grand jury.  Dawn Nguyen made a brief court appearance Tuesday.  She's accused of helping William Spengler Jr. acquire the guns authorities say he used to kill two volunteer firefighters and wound others in an ambush at his property.

An incident on South Main Street in Batavia on New Year’s Day has led to the arrest of 35 year old Sean Case of Washington Avenue.  He’s been charged with both second and third degree assault.  Batavia Police say Case allegedly punched and broke the nose of an acquaintance.  Another person who attempted to stop the assault was also injured.  Case is in jail awaiting further court action.

Batavia Police arrested 41 year old Douglas Bryant Junior of Florence Avenue after an incident at his home yesterday.  He’s been charged with harassment for allegedly threatening another person and then spitting and throwing food at that person.  He’s in jail and will appear in court this morning.

 An incident on Liberty Street yesterday led to the arrest of 26 year old Chad Johnson of Liberty Street.  Johnson is accused of punching another person. He was issued an appearance ticket for January 15th.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday arrested 62 year old Stephen Decker of the Francis Road in Bethany.  Decker allegedly broke out the windows of his victim’s vehicle with a sledge hammer.  He’s been charged with criminal mischief.

A Pavilion teen has been charged with sexual misconduct for having sexual relations with a 16 year old child.  He’s identified as 18 year old Jason Perry of the Telephone Road in Pavilion.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo will give his annual State of the State address this afternoon.  Cuomo is expected to touch on a number of issues regarding New York State, including gun control, flood control and the state's burgeoning nanotechnology research sector.  The governor is hoping a large crowd tunes in online or on TV to hear his plans for the state.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced that they will try to raise more than ten-million-dollars in their 2013 appeal.  Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says their target is 100-thousand-dollars more than the amount raised during 2012.  Officials say that around 60-percent of the money raised by Catholic Charities goes to help the poor, anti domestic violence programs and other services.  The rest does to the Bishop's Fund for the Faith, which benefits ministries throughout the diocese.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants to close a loophole that allows welfare recipients in New York to draw cash benefits from some very interesting places.  Silver says his chamber will pass a bill that would ban those receiving welfare from getting cash at liquor stores, bars and strip clubs.  The move comes following a "New York Post" report that such incidents were taking place on a frequent basis around the state.  If the loophole isn't closed, the state risks losing up to 120-million dollars in federal welfare aid.


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