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Happy New Year from WBTA:

New Yorkers are waking up to a new governor.  Andrew Cuomo took officially took over at midnight.  His parents, children and girlfriend looked on as Cuomo took the oath of office at 10:09 p.m. using the same Bible he used four years ago when he was sworn in as Attorney General.
Cuomo has a staff meeting scheduled for this morning in the capitol and he'll deliver his inauguration speech at noontime.

The chance of rain for Batavia and Genesee County is 100 percent on this first day of 2011.
But think, it could be snow.
A high in the mid 50’s is forecast today.
The cold returns soon enough, tonight’s low is predicted in the upper 20’s, the same as tomorrow’s forecast high.

Starting today, you’ll need to pay more attention when you see those flashing lights on emergency vehicles.
Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha reminds motorists that The “Move Over” Act takes effect today.
It requires that all drivers move into the opposite lane when they pass by a parked, stopped, or standing emergency vehicle on the side of the road, with lights flashing.
The law is named after a New York State Trooper and an Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputy who were both killed in the line of duty by motorists who hit their police vehicles that were on the side of the road.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of 39-year-old Mark Hanel of Swamp Rd., Bergen.
Hanel is charged with unlawful imprisonment, harassment and criminal mischief following a domestic incident last night. He was released on $1,500 bail.

LeRoy Police report the arrest of village resident Steven Paladino.
The 50-year-old Paladino is charged with Petit Larceny  for allegedly taking three packages of meat from Tops in LeRoy and leaving the store without paying.

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# jonjones
Saturday, January 01, 2011 8:58 AM
I think the new law states you are move into the other lane if no traffic is coming, and if there is traffic coming you are supposed to slow down to 40 mph in the exisiting lane

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