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Fire destroys a home and a trailer in Wyoming County.

Flames erupted in a trailer next to the home of John Jakubaszek on Upper Reservation Road in Castile Wednesday morning.
Almost a dozen Wyoming County fire crews were on the scene for five hours fighting the blaze. 
Officials say the fire started in the trailer due to combustibles that were placed too close to a wood stove and spread to the house.
Both structures are a total loss.
No injuries were reported.

The cause of a fire in Olean last weekend that killed a woman and her 16-year-old daughter may never be known.  
Investigators say there is so much damage to the home on South Second Street that they may not be able to determine the exact cause.  
Kristy Bell and her daughter Monica Green both died in the fire, three others were able to escape.

A new report indicates that New York teachers are the highest paid in the country.  
The average salary of a New York teacher is over $75,000 a year.  
That's $2,000 higher than the runner up – the state of Massachusetts.  
New York's high average salary is largely attributed to the higher amounts paid to teachers in New York City.  
The state with the lowest average teacher salary is South Dakota at $39,000.

ensions are again on the rise between New York and Canadian officials over the Peace Bridge.  Canadian officials are concerned that the state Assembly is planning to send a bill to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority to Governor Cuomo on the day after Christmas.  Whether or not the bill is signed by the governor largely depends on how tomorrow's meeting of the authority goes.  Assemblyman Sean Ryan indicated that if the authority proves it can function tomorrow that it will likely survive.
 
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