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The Batavia Fire Department is the latest public service agency to carry a life-saving drug for victims of opiate overdoses.
Fire Chief Jim Maxwell has announced that Batavia’s bravest will begin to carry Nasal Narcan on all vehicles.
It is a drug that is administered to suspected victims of an overdose. It can reverse the effects of the overdose in 90 percent of cases.
The chief expects to have the drug available by next month.

The Bergen Fire Department has received almost 62-thosuand dollars in federal funding to purchase an in-house air tank filling system.
The equipment is used to fill fire fighters self-contained breathing apparatus.

The City of Batavia has been operating with a Cable TV franchise agreement that is 20 years old.
With the pending take-over of Time Warner by Comcast the city wants to redo its deal.
Council was asked last night to approve almost $12,600 to hire an outside law firm to come up with a new cable TV franchise deal.
It will only impact the amount of money the city receives from a cable TV provider. It has nothing to do with setting consumer rates or the programming that is offered.

A Batavia man is facing a slew of charges stemming from an incident of suspected domestic violence in the Erie County Town of Newstead.
Deputies say 36 year old Eddy Chiddy attacked his ex-girlfriend in front of her children and grandfather and then fled from authorities on Sunday night.
That chase involved the sheriff’s helicopter and a K-9. Chiddy managed to elude deputies on Sunday but returned to the home Monday morning when he was arrested. He’s facing felony charges of assault and burglary.

Four men escaped serious injury after they became trapped in a hopper containing a mixture of sand and gravel.
The incident occurred yesterday morning at Frontier Sand & Gravel on Eagle Harbor Road in the Town of Barre.
Three Albion men -- 20-year-old Jacob Vick, his brother 22-year-old Lawrence along with 61-year-old Richard Miller and 19-year-old Devin Taylor of Medina, were loading a large hopper when it became blocked. The men got inside and tried to shovel the excess material out and free-up the blockage.
The four became trapped in the hopper and began to sink into the mixture. Eventually they were able to free themselves. They suffered only minor injuries.

The Buffalo Bills are making the news, but it's not the team this time, it's the fans.  An author, who wrote a book after attending a football game at every single NFL stadium in 2013, says that Bills fans are the drunkest.  Sean MacDonald's book is called "Ultimate Football Road Trip."  In the book he says Ralph Wilson Stadium was a free-for-all, where too many fans got out of control. 
 

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