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The JP Morgan Chase mortgage call center in Albion will close by the end of the summer, and 450 jobs there will be lost.  
The company says the closure of the Orleans County facility is part of an overall employee downsizing.  
The threat of closure has been hanging over the community and the call center since 2008 when Chase purchased the site from former owner Washington Mutual in 2008.  
As many as 150 of those losing their jobs in Albion may be offered jobs in Rochester. The call center will close on September 3rd .Assemblyman Steve Hawley says several attempts were made over the years to preserve the jobs, but Chase management didn’t want to talk.

Rain soaked ground may have contributed to a tree toppling over and pulling down electric lines in Oakfield.
It happened last night on South Pearl Street Road.
Power was out in a wide area of Oakfield for several hours.

A LeRoy man is now under indictment in the sexual assault of a woman last month at knifepoint.
29-year-old Charles D. Johnson has been named in an eight count indictment for allegedly breaking into a Gilbert Street home on May 9th and assaulting a woman there at knifepoint.

A new bill requiring a court to cut off custody rights to attackers who conceive a child through sexual assault is gaining momentum in New York State.
The bill would keep attackers from obtaining court-ordered visitation rights and prevent them from being notified if the child is put up for adoption.
Nicholas D’Angelo graduated last month from the University at Buffalo. 
He was conceived by sexual assault and does not know his father. 
During a news conference yesterday in support of the measure, D’Angelo said the legislation would help prevent the lives of the mother and child from being defined by the rapist.
The bill passed in the Senate last month and is now being discussed in the Assembly. 
Current state law prevents custody rights only for first-degree rape convictions.

 

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