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Volunteer firemen from Alexander credited with keeping flames from spreading from a burning garage to nearby homes.
Fire broke out in a garage in on Main Street in Alexander around 11 last night.
Alexander and Town of Batavia volunteers responded.
Firefighters protected homes on each side of the garage.
The owner of the garage was working on a car at the time. He told authorities he had a space heater on, went into the house for a moment, when he came back the garage was on fire. No one was hurt.

A Genesee County grand jury has now indicted one of the men arrested in the Melee on Myrtle in LeRoy last month.
James Santiago faces charges of Robbery, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Assault.
The brawl,  involving up to 9 people, was over two-ounces of pot.
Santiago allegedly stole the weed from another man and that touched off the fight that ended with three people suffering stab wounds.

A memorial walk will be held today to honor the victims of Continental Flight 3407.  It was one year ago today that the plane crashed in Clarence Center as it approached Greater Buffalo International Airport, killing all 49 people on board and one on the ground. Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the crash site and walk the ten miles to the airport, completing the journey for those who died in the crash.  The walk gets underway at 9 this morning.

A delegation from Batavia Downs plans to hold a face to face with the New York Lottery to get to the bottom of criticism leveled at Downs’ management.
The decision to go to Lottery headquarters came out of an hour long, closed door meeting yesterday of the Western Region OTB board.
Western Region OTB owns the Downs but the Lottery controls the lucrative slot machines that provide the revenue to keep the Downs financially afloat.

Governor Paterson continues his efforts to squash the impact of a potentially damaging story about his behavior in office. 
The rumors of a bombshell story began when "New York Times" reporters started asking questions about Governor Paterson's personal life. 
The "Times" has yet to publish any bombshell. 
The paper says it cannot be held responsible for stories in other media outlets.


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