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Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Ronald Wendt Junior.
Wendt, of Alexander, was 24 at the time he allegedly drove his pick-up truck into the path of a car occupied by four young people returning from a concert at Darien Lake.
One of the four, 18-year-old Katie Stanley of Dansville, was killed in the resulting crash.
Wendt faced a series of charges Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.
He is the first person in Genesee County under that statute.
It carries a maximum 25 years in prison.

The search for a missing Town of Darien man will continue but full-scale ground and air searches will be scaled back.
66-year-old Jeffrey Fredericks of Sumner Road, Darien, has been missing since last Wednesday.
Family members say he suffers from depression and is on medication.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Mr. Fredericks is asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

Governor David Paterson has vetoed a bill that would spend money to help people living with HIV or AIDS.  The bill would have capped rent for those people on public assistance.  Paterson says it was a difficult veto but the state cannot afford to spend 20-million dollars for the program.
However, critics say the bill would pay for itself. 

From this morning's police blotter:

50-year-old Lawrence Williams:  he has been charged with Harassment for allegedly shoving his girlfriend. Lawrence has been locked up in lieu of $200 bail.

46-year-old Clinton Reese of Ellsworth Av. has also been charged with harassment. Batavia Police said Reese made threats to kill someone. He was sent to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Darlee McComb of Bank Street, Batavia:
Darlene has been charged with Harassment. Batavia police say she intentionally kicked a UMMC Emergency Room employee.
McComb was released on her own recognizance

The City of Batavia fire department will be testing hydrants today.
The tests will begin around 9a.m. in the area south of West Main and West of Jackson.
The tests could result in a temporary discoloration of water in that area.

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