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Pick your wild weather.
We have had quite a variety, although in Genesee County, the effects have been minimal.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports no weather related problems overnight.
The National Weather service has cancelled a Flash Flood Watch for Genesee County…but:
A High Wind Warning is in effect.
A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are forecast. Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour. The High Wind Warning is in effect until 4p.m. today.
In Dansville, high winds blew off part of the high school roof.
Dansville High is closed for today as a result.

Twelve families have reached settlements in lawsuits connected to the airliner crash in nearby Clarence Center that killed 50 people two years ago. 
The settlements were reported during a federal court meeting Wednesday involving lawyers for dozens of other families that are still working on lawsuits related to the tragedy.
On February 12th, 2009, Colgan Air Flight 3407 went down in Clarence Center, killing all 49 people on board and one person on the ground. 

The Batavia Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday.
The event allows the public to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs, even hypodermic needles, no questions asked.
The Prescription Drug Take Back will be held this Saturday, 10 until 2 in the parking lot of Batavia Police Headquarters. Read entire story HERE.

A Medina man apparently didn’t want to wait until grievance day to complain about his property tax assessment.
60-yedar-old Darrell Smith was arrested on a charge of menacing. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say Smith was angry about his Town of Pembroke property assessment and threatened  Town Assessor. Deborah Conti.

A ratification vote is scheduled later this morning for 390 union employees of BlueCross Blue Shield. The workers were locked out of their jobs on Monday after their contract ended. The issue has been job security and the company’s ability to outsource.

It's official: motorists in Rochester are now paying $4 a gallon for gas.  Triple A is reporting that the price of a regular unleaded gallon of gas has hit the $4 mark, the first time that's happened in the Rochester area since 2008.  Experts say the combination of the upcoming summer driving season and unrest in the Middle East are to blame not only for skyrocketing gas prices in Rochester, but around the country. 

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