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The man who admits he threw a punch that put a city man into a coma for two months committed no crime.
A Genesee County Court jury took two hours to find 47-year-old Shane Bell not guilty of assault.
Bell was charged with assaulting 51-year-old Scott Baker outside the Harvester Bar last August.
Baker remains in a nursing home, fed through a tube.
Bell has been in jail for the past seven months awaiting the trial
His lawyer, William Tedford, said Bell was looking froward to going home, "seeing his dog and having a home cooked meal."
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman prosecuted the case. He said he was disappointed by the verdict but respects the jury’s decision.

A security guard at GCC’s College Village has been arrested for allegedly going on a panty raid in the apartments of students he was there to protect.
State Police say 28-year-old Matthew Lenhard of Corfu broke into six apartments and took underwear and swimsuits of GCC coeds.
He is charged with felony counts of burglary.
Troopers said they found some of the underwear at Lenhard’s home.

For the second year in a row Livingston County has ranked the healthiest county in New York State.
Genesee County came in at number 27.
The County Health Rankings rate the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. 
It involves more than two-dozen factors like smoking, physical inactivity, access to healthy foods, employment and commute times. 
Bronx County was the "least healthy" in NY, ranking dead-last at 62. 

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will not be undergoing surgery to treat his oral cancer. 
Doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City say the cancer is in an area of Kelly’s skull that makes surgery difficult. 
But they also said that with chemo and radiation treatments, Kelly’s cancer is very treatable and may even be cured altogether. 

A faithful and respected member of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has passed away,
 “Cliff” – a retired canine deputy with the Sheriff’s Office has died at the age of 15.
He served the county for nine years before his retirement in 2011.
Cliff came from the Czech Republic in 2002 and was assigned his permanent handler Lt. Christopher Bourke.
He was a criminal apprehension dog with a specialty in illegal narcotics. Deputies say he participated in hundreds of narcotics investigations, search warrants and arrests.

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