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The legal battle is getting underway between New York Governor David Paterson and the state's public employees unions.  The unions are taking the governor to court over his plans to furlough 100-thousand state employees one day a week.  The unions filed suit in Albany, calling the proposal illegal.  A date for a court hearing has not been set, but is expected this week.

New technology may have helped arrest an accused rapist in Batavia.
Police said they received a 9-11 hang-up call on Monday. The person on the line dialed 9-1-1, but didn’t say anything and hung-up the phone.
But police now know immediately the address from where the call was made. They responded, and arrested 27-year-old Lamar Anderson of Rochester and charged him with rape. He was still at the home of his suspected victim. Anderson has been jailed without bail.

A car – motorcycle accident takes a life in Livingston County.
25-year-old Daniel Clark of Springwater was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Lima.
The car was driven by 17-year-old Olivia Luxon of Lima. Troopers say sun glare might have been a factor in the accident.
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Carl Palladino's got a long distance to go in reaching Albany to change the face of state government.  A recent poll by Marist found potential voters would prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as their next choice for governor over all other challengers.  The poll indicates if the election were held this week Cuomo would receive 67-percent of the vote while Paladino would get just 22-percent.  The poll also found that former Representative Rick Lazio would receive only 25-percent of the vote.

President Barack Obama is coming to Western New York on Thursday but not many residents will get a chance to see him. 
The official schedule from the White House has no stops open to the general public. 
Mr. Obama is scheduled to speak about the economy at Industrial Support Company in Buffalo.  Previous stops on the "White House To Main Street" tour have included unscheduled visits. 
Air Force One is scheduled to be on the ground for about three hours.
WBTA’s Geoff Redick will be covering the President on Thursday. You can hear his reports on AM 1490 and read them here. 

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