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Up to five inches of new, wet snow has fallen on parts of Genesee County overnight.
The new snow has created slick spots on area roads.
To the south of us, heavier Lake Effect snow is expected. A Lake Effet Snow advisory has been posted for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Louise Ward of East Bethany has lost everything, including her pets, in a fire that destroyed her home on the East Bethany-LeRoy Road.
Louise told fire investigators she had just stoked her wood stove before she left for work at BOCES yesterday morning. It was just before 9am when a passerby saw smoke and flames streaming from the house.
Louise, 58, is a teacher at BOCES. Friends tell WBTA she and her husband bought the house three years ago. He later passed away from cancer. A fund has been established for anyone wishing to donate. Contributions can be sent to:

Louise Ward Fund
Five Star Bank
124 W. Main St.
LeRoy, NY 14482

More than 15-hundred people packed a church in Clarence to say goodbye to a fallen state trooper. 
Thirty-one-year-old Jill Mattice was the first female state trooper to die in the line of duty. 
She was killed in a traffic accident last Wednesday in Otsego County.  Hundreds of police officers from around the state and country turned out to pay final respects.  The Cheektowaga native was remembered as a courageous trooper with a big smile and infectious personality. 

WBTA Eye on Government:
The Genesee County Legislature meets tonight.
County Lawmakers will act on an agreement with the Town of Alabama over that snowmobile bridge on Sour Springs Road.
The meeting is scheduled for 7pm in the Old County Courthouse.

Dave Matthews fans will be happy to know the band is coming back to Darien Lake this summer. The band will play Darien Lake on June second.  The band is celebrating its 20th year of touring with a 49-date stint through North America beginning just days before the Darien Lake gig. 
Tickets for the general public go on sale February 26th.  

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