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Power was lost to about 2,600 National Grid customers in the city of Batavia following a two vehicle accident.
Batavia Police say a pick-up truck drifted into the opposite lane of East Avenue near Columbia last night and side-swiped another vehicle. 
The pickup then stuck a utility pole, breaking the pole in two and knocking out power instantly.  The driver of the pick-up truck was ticketed for failure to keep right.  

A Rochester man injured when fireworks exploded in his hand.  
The incident happened at a private campsite on route 104 in the Orleans county town of Murray.  
The victim is identified as 19 year old Brent Mead of Rochester. 
He suffered injuries to his hands and chest and was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight Helicopter. 
Orleans county Sheriff’s Deputies say charges may be filed.  
The remaining fireworks were confiscated.

Batavia Firemen issue a warning about “sky lanterns” or “Chinese Lanterns.” The devicesare akin to a miniature hot air balloon, often just a bag with a candle that causes it to float in the sky.
Firemen observed one of these sky lanterns drift over the city fire station on Evans Street last night. They say it nearly landed on the roof of St. Mary’s church. 
It landed instead in the adjacent parking lot. Firemen doused it with a hand extinguisher. 
Sky Lanterns, firemen said, are against state fire codes.

Rain threatened Go-art’s 35th Annual Picnic in the Park but once the party started, everybody stayed dry.
Rain fell around 10 a.m. yesterday and that held down the crowd for the start of the festival, but attendance grew during the day.
There was bright, hot sunshine for most of the day.

Over four-thousand people are expected to flood downtown Rochester today for the Jehovah's Witness convention.  The event starts today and runs through Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.


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