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The severe freezing temperatures around Western New York continue this morning.  
While it's expected to be a bit warmer today, temperatures still are not expected to go much higher than the teens.  
A lake effect snow warning is in effect for Monroe County through the morning.  
The National Weather Service says anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow will accumulate in areas closest to the lake shore.
In Genesee County overnight, just a light dusting of snow for the second day in a row.

The Pembroke woman who confessed to possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 10-years probation plus intermittent jail time.  
56-year-old Beverly Hensel downloaded six DVDs containing child pornography and supplied them to James Little Jr.
Little is serving a 15-year prison term for molesting a Batavia toddler and faces more jail time after admitting to assaulting another child.
Judge Robert Noonan will conduct a hearing at a later date to determine Hensel’s status as a registered sex offender.

Genesee County’s unemployment rate is up an eighth-of-a-percent from the previous month.
The December unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, compared to 7.4 percent a month earlier. 
Orleans County continues to see some of the biggest unemployment numbers in the state. 
Its unemployment rate in December 2012 stood at 10.9 percent, the third highest in the State.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 Budget proposal.  The almost $135-billion plan is less than a two-percent increase over last year's budge. 
There is no tax increase in the plan.
It includes an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.75 per hour, funding for expanded pre-kindergarten programs, and funding to expand the school day. 

The state’s fiscal year begins April 1st.  If the Legislature passes a budget by then it will be the third year in a row that New York has had an on-time budget.

In Livingston County, deputies are trying to figure out how an ambulance ended up with a bullet hole.
It happened yesterday morning on East Lake Road in the Town of 
The Livonia Ambulance Service reported their rig was struck by a bullet.
Authorities do not think it was intentional. They said it appeared the bullet traveled some distance before hitting the ambulance.
No one was injured.


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