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Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha takes exception to parts of state report critical of the way the county jail treated an inmate who died while serving a weekend sentence.
The report found fault with the jail’s treatment of 42-year-old Nikko Gambino, a former drug addict who died while exhibited symptoms of withdrawal in July 2011.
Maha says the county jail was neither incompetent nor grossly negligent in its treatment of Gambino:
"It's easy to Monday Morning Quarterback these situations. I will say that we don't agree with all of the report. The lanuage that is used by the State Dept. of Corrections is not based upon any determination of fact or evidentiary type of information."  
Maha said the jail has already implemented several of the recommendations made in the report.

A major sporting good retailer is coming to Batavia.
The Daily News On-line is reporting that Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a store in the former Lowes building on Veterans Memorial Drive. The paper confirms Dick’s through an officer of COR Development, the company that owns the plaza that also contains Target.

The woman accused of threatening a LeRoy police officer with a knife now says she's not guilty.  Elaina Mead appeared for her sentencing Thursday, but that sentencing never took place after she withdrew her plea of guilty to a charge of menacing a police officer. Prosecutors have said Mead threatened the officer with a knife after police arrived at her home last Father's Day to arrest her son.  Her case will now go to trial.

Starting today, visitors to the Buffalo Zoo will be able to view the polar bear cub that was born in November.  There will be limited viewing of the cub named Luna daily from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  
The cub's keepers now believe Luna is big enough to spend a small amount of time on display, and the time will be extended as he continues to grow and develop.  The cub will still be shown on a closed circuit television feed at the zoo for two hours a day.
 

 

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