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Brad Paisley performed for the crowd at Darien Lake last night and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department performed in and around the concert.  Deputies arrested 47 persons, none from Genesee County on various charges.  An Alden man, 23-year-old Samuel Muscarella was charged with assault after allegedly punching another persons in the face He’s in jail.  He couldn’t post 250 dollars bail. 38 of those arrested were charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21.  The closest addresses to Genesee County were Alden, Lyndonville, and Albion.

An Owego man has been charged by Batavia Police with Grand Larcney. 27-year-old Theodore Cooper was arrested yesterday at his home in Owego, Tioga County yesterday.  That charged stemmed from incidents in Batavia last December and March in which Cooper is alleged to have scammed an elderly Batavia resident into paying for roof work at her home.  The woman reportedly paid Cooper 55 hundred dollars for work on her roof that actually was new in 2008. Cooper is in jail with no bail set.40-year-old

Lucinda Barber of Tracy Avenue has been charged by Genesee CountySheriff’s Deputies with Grand Larceny.  Barber allegedly stole another person’s wallet while that person was checking out at the Batavia Wal-Mart store onThursday.  She’s in jail with bail set at 10 thousand dollars.

27-year-old Robert Eppolito of Maple Street in Batavia has been arrested on a charge of endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment.  Batavia Police say Eppolito allegedly pushed another person while that person was holding an infant.  He’s in jail with bail set at one thousand dollars.

State lawmakers are being left with a decision that could leave New York smokers fuming.  Governor David Paterson plans to raise the price of cigarettes a dollar-sixty-a-pack.  The cigarette tax in New York would hit 4.35 per pack, the highest in the nation.  The governor is including the proposal in next emergency spending bill.  State lawmakers must decide on Monday whether to approve the tax hike in tobacco products or shut down state government.  The Paterson administration projects the increase would generate 440-million-dollars in new revenue.  New York faces a nine-point-two-billion-dollar deficit.  The state budget is over two-months late.

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