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Torrential rains resulted in some flash flooding in Genesee County and that flooding had closed some roads overnight.
The road closures were in the Town of Darien.
But this morning the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports all roads in Genesee County – including those closed overnight in the Town of Darien – are now open.

A nine-year-old Albion boy is hospitalized after he was shot in the arm by his older brother.
Albion Police say the shooting was an apparent accident.
The nine-year old was shot by his 13-year-old brother.
Police said the 13 year old had stolen the 38-calibre handgun from a family friend and started playing with it when it discharged striking his brother.
The 13 year old is facing charges of reckless endangerment, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police did not release the names of the children.
The nine-year old is listed in stable condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Two separate fatal accidents in Livingston County.
26 year old Corey Yeoman of West Sparta was killed last night when his vehicle ran off Presbyterian Road and struck a concrete culvert.
41 year old Theodore Markel of Dansville was killed yesterday morning when his car was struck head-on by another vehicle that was passing a dump truck on Route 256 in the Town of Sparta.

The City of Batavia officially has an assistant city manager.
City Manager Jason Molino has announced his appointment of Gretchen DiFante to the post that has been vacant for several years.
Molino said DiFante was selected following a national search that netted 60 applicants
DiFante, who has lived in Batavia for 16 years, is expected to take over the job full time by the beginning of September.
Her annual salary will be$75,960
City Council narrowly approved creating the position by a 5 to 4 vote last March.

Video surveillance appears to show Robert Hopkins sliding down a stadium railing several times before falling from the upper deck during a Buffalo Bills game.  Hopkins is charged with assault and reckless endangerment, and his trial got underway yesterday in Orchard Park Town Court.  He landed on a fan, who testified yesterday that he still has pain from the incident.  Hopkins has been banned from the stadium for life and lost his job because of the incident, and faces a possible year in jail if he's convicted.

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# Stephen Lay
Friday, June 13, 2014 12:14 PM
A 13 year-old stole a .38 revolver from a family friend and shot his 9 year old brother by accident and faces charges?? I would be interested in knowing more about the circumstances of the theft and what precautions were taken by the gun owner to secure their weapons. Not knowing all the facts notwithstanding, but if these dangerous weapons were left where children could access them, maybe some form of punishment for reckless endangerment might be appropriate for the adult(s) involved. Word to the wise: If you keep guns around where children can have access to them, maybe you are partly responsible for the result of their misappropriation. Just sayin'.

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