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A severe thunderstorm knocks out power to thousands in Orleans County and many remain without electricity this morning.
The storm hit around 8:00 last night.
State Assemblyman Steve Hawley reports this morning that at the height of the storm 8,100 National Grid customers were without power in Orleans County. Just over 3,000 are still without power this morning, Hawley said, with an estimated restoration of Noon today.
Hawley reports 25 to 30 utility poles came down in the storm, most in the Waterport area.
Genesee County received some significant rainfall but only scattered outages.

An Oakfield man is charged with forgery for allegedly trying to get cash on someone else’s credit card.
38-year-old William Sturgeon Junior of South Main Street, Oakfield, is facing two felony counts of forgery.
Deputies say Sturgeon twice used a credit card to get cash at the IGA store in Alabama without the knowledge or consent of the credit card holder.

A Henrietta man is behind bars for allegedly trying to attack another man with a car.
Deputies say 35-year-old Justin Smith got into a fight with another man in Corfu. Deputies say Smith then got in his car and drove across a lawn to try and hit the person he was fighting with.Smith was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.

It’s now official: PW Minor and Sons has notified the state labor Department that their facility will be closed by September first. 
The company employs 72 people in the Batavia.
P.W. Minor is one of the longest operating shoemakers in the nation.

There is a public meeting tonight in East Pembroke regarding a new fire hall for the volunteer department.
The $3-million project would almost double the fire district tax rate.
The meeting tonight is scheduled for 7pm at the St. Maximilian Kolbe hall on Church St. in East Pembroke.

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