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National Grid is conducting their second Refrigerator and Freezer Recycle Program.
National Grid customers in Western New York have the option to schedule National Grid workers to come to their home, uninstall and haul away old energy-sapping refrigerators and freezers.
On top of that, customers will receive a $30 rebate for each appliance they have removed.
Number to call is 1-877-691-0021 to schedule a crew to remove your appliance.

From the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, a brother and sister are in trouble with the law. 22-year-old Cara Skye of Steamburg – Cattaraugus County and her 18-year-old brother, Stormy, of Basom, were arrested following a fracas with another female. Cara allegedly punched the other woman…while Stormy allegedly took the other woman’s cellphone and smashed it. Cara and Stormy were charged with Robbery but later released under supervision.

A citizen is credited with busting up a fight in LeRoy.
Police said 18-year-old Michael Hill of Bacon Street got into a heated argument with another person and Hill allegedly pulled out a four-inch knife.
A Good Samaritan standing nearby by saw the incident and put Hill in a bear hug until he dropped the knife.
Hill was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and given an appearance ticket.

LeRoy Police also report today that 19-year-old Michael Hilton, who lists no permanent address, has been sent back to jail.
Hilton was arrested back in April and charged with numerous burglaries in the village – he later pled guilty to one. Now, police say Hilton failed to abide by the terms of his release and he’s been sent to jail.

Governor David Paterson is accusing state lawmakers of playing "parliamentarian games" when it comes to his calls for a special session.  Paterson wants the Senate and Assembly to return to Albany to continue work on the long overdue budget.  However, lawmakers say they never officially closed a special session dating back to January and so they are not obligated to return.  The governor calls that rationale "a silly game." 

The Buffalo Sabres have avoided arbitration with winger Patrick Kaleta by inking a new contract.  Kaleta was a restricted free agent who was about to head to arbitration at the end of this month.  Both sides were able to come to terms on a two-year deal.  Last season for the Sabres, Kaleta set career highs in goals, points and games played.    


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