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A frightening scene on Akron Road in the Town of Pembroke:

A car seemed to come out of no where last night and crashed straight through the Swendsen home extensively damaging the house but injuring none of people inside.
Lynette Swendsen says she was home with her son just after 7 p.m. last night:
"I was at home in the living room on the telephone with my mother-in-law and my son was cooking eggs on the stove. It sounded like an explosion like you have never heard in your life."
The car that crashed through the Swensen home was driven by 34-year-old Jason Purdy of Tesnow Road, Town of Alabama.
He suffered minor injuries. Deputies say it is believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

An Albion man is hospitalized after a head-on crash involving an 18-wheeler.
24-year-old Stephen Thomas apparently crossed the center line of South Gravel Road in the Town of Shelby late yesterday and collided with the tractor-tanker hauling liquid oxygen.
Thomas was trapped in the wreckage of his car for 45-minutes and was airlifted to Strong memorial.
The truck driver was not hurt.
None of the liquid oxygen leaked.

By a vote of 8 to 1, the Batavia City Council approved a $30,000 contract to study the future of the city police station.
Ward 6 Councilwoman Rosemary Christian cast the no vote at last night’s council meeting.
The analysis of the existing century-old police station could take up to a year to complete.

After more than a century of operation, the Fort Erie Race Track may have hosted its final event.  The season's final races were held yesterday. The Ontario Horse Racing Panel has decided that the track will not be retained or subsidized.  
Unless something can be done to save the track, it appears around 500 people will lose their jobs.
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