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Jurors in found Doll guilty of the 2nd-Degree Murder of Joseph Benaquist yesterday afternoon. Doll will now face a minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
But Doll's problems continued when he checked into jail last evening. When deputies patted him down, they discovered a green balloon Doll had hidden on his person. Inside the balloon was a powdery white substance. That has been sent to a lab for testing. Meanwhile, Doll is now charged with Promoting Prison Contraband.
Sentencing for Scott Doll on the murder conviction is scheduled for July 2nd.

Imagine having a front-row seat to see your friends injured or killed in a DWI car accident. Almost no one would buy that ticket.
Attica Central School students today will see a simulation of just that, as they prepare for prom and graduation season.

Attica High School Assistant Principal John Spink explains the simulation at length -- explains the aim behind this emotional demonstration.

The DWI crash simulation is performed each year at a different Genesee County School. It takes place at 1:00pm today in the middle school parking lot at Attica Central Schools.

Local Assemblyman Steve Hawley will hold a Constituent Outreach Meeting today in Batavia. Hawley says he wants to sit down with the taxpayers as their representative, and listen to questions and concerns.
Assemblyman Hawley will be at the Old Courthouse Legislative Conference Room here in Batavia from 11:30am to 1pm. A representative for State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will also be on hand.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns the OTB must make changes if it is going to remain viable.  DiNapoli is calling for a review of payments the OTB must make to harness tracks and the state.
An audit by the state comptroller’s office finds downstate OTB operations remain strong with a 19-percent revenue jump over the past 5 years. But that's the only OTB operation in the state to have an increase.
DiNapoli says Western Regional OTB, based here in Batavia, has managed to cover its losses with video gaming. But DiNapoli warns that the current business model is flawed, and must be changed, or Western Regional will be in deep financial trouble in the near future.

Rick Lazio is tapping a running mate in the race for New York Governor.  The former Long Island Congressman is selecting upstate Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards.  Lazio is confident he will have enough support to secure the Republican nomination.  Lazio is one of four candidates seeking the party nod.  Meanwhile, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is expected to formally announce his candidacy in the coming days.

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