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The state's largest push to stop distracted driving is underway.  Starting today State Police will patrol for drivers using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving as part of "Operation Hang Up."  The enforcement will last for four days.  Last year's campaign left New York drivers with nearly eight-thousand tickets.  

A Bethany woman was killed this weekend when the car she was driving went out of control and rolled over on Little Canada Road.
51-year-old Suzanne Stratton of Clipnock Road, Bethany died at the scene of the crash Saturday afternoon.
A passenger in her car 16-year-old Peter Couch, also of Clipnock Road, was taken to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.
Couch was wearing a seat belt, Stratton was not.

The driver of a pick-up truck wanted by Batavia Police for a hit and run accident on Vine Street, has turned himself in.
60-year-old Craig Yunker of Transit Road, Elba has been charged with leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident.
Batavia Police say Yunker was northbound on Vine Street Thursday night, in the wrong lane of traffic, when he struck a southbound car.
The woman driving the southbound car was taken to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.

WBTA Eye on Government:
The Batavia City Council meets tonight for both a Business Meeting and Conference Meeting.
Council will be briefed about a 600-thousand dollar sewer repair project on North Street.
The Batavia City School Board is also meeting tonight.
The School Board is meeting at John Kennedy School.
The Council and the School Board both meet at 7 tonight.

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change the way the state handles education funding. 
Cuomo says money should be given out based more on performance of teachers and school systems instead of formulas connected to wealth and enrollment. 
The Governor believes block grant funding prevents school districts and schools from improving because the money is guaranteed despite performance. 

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