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A person of interest has been identified in the armed robbery of Sally Beauty Supply in Batavia.

He is John Malowsky of Attica.
The 62-year-old Malowski was arrested in Tioga County for allegedly robbing a CVS store in Owego and threatening police with a knife.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office:
“We believe we have evidence that may tend to show that he was a person who committed the robbery at the beauty salon two Saturdays ago. We were in contact with the police across the state as well as Southern Tier authorities when he was apprehended down there. We’ve been in contact with them and working with them.”
Sally Beauty Supply on Veteran’s Memorial Drive was robbed February 9th.
Deputies said a knife wielding man entered the store as a clerk was opening for the day. He demanded cash and then bound the clerk with duct tape.
Malowski is locked up in the Tioga County jail facing numerous charges there.
An Attica prison inmate has been charged with breaking into a Town of Alabama home last Father’s Day weekend.
27-year-old John Slack, doing time at Attica on an unrelated conviction, is accused of taking electronics and jewelry from the home on Knowlesville Road.
Thousands attended a pro gun rally yesterday at the State Capitol, denouncing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the recent passing of gun control legislation. 
Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley among the speakers at the rally:
"There are many sepecific reasons that have driven us individually to this event. But the one oversrching theme that binds us all together is that we value our rights and our freedoms as Americans, and that includes the right to bear arms."
Some state lawmakers are already considering amendments to the new legislation. Governor Cuomo has said he feels more people will support the new bill once they fully understand it.
A new report finds many New York State residents are struggling to put food on the table.  
The study found nearly 18 percent of New Yorkers reported not having enough money to buy the food they needed in the past year.  
The center says Congress needs to do more to help boost job creation and wages not only in New York State, but around the country.
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