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Police in Orleans County have launched an extensive search for a Medina man who went missing Wednesday night.
39-year-old Patrick Dugan was drinking with friends in the Town of Shelby. Friends said Dugan was depressed.
He just wondered away, into the woods, and hasn’t been seen since.
A four-hour search was conducted yesterday using a State Police helicopter and the Albion Police Department’s K-9 team.
Dugan is a white man, 5ft. 11in tall, 160 pounds with brown-gray hair and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and black boots.
Anyone with information about Patrick Dugan is asked to call the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 589-5527.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state could save billions over the next 30 years with changes to state employee pension plans.  Cuomo is pushing for a plan that would increase the retirement age for future workers to 65.  Cuomo's plan also includes employees contributing six-percent to their pensions rather than three. 

The New York State Legislature is on the verge of passing a law that would establish procedures public schools must follow when student athletes suffer a concussion
According to the law, students suffering concussions would be held out of sports activity until they are symptom free for 24-hours.
They would then need permission from a doctor to return to the field of play.

WBTA surveyed local schools and found most have stringent guidelines in place for student concussions.
One of Genesee County’s premier football programs, LeRoy High School, is very cautious about head injuries.
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A new proposal could lead to tuition hikes at SUNY Universities and Colleges. 
Under a plan announced by Governor Cuomo, tuition costs would be raised eight-percent annually at the state university's four campus centers, including the University of Buffalo, and five percent annually at SUNY's other 60 colleges. 
A tuition increase seems all but certain, with the education committee chairs of the Senate and Assembly recently introducing their own tuition hike plans, though just how much of an increase remains to be seen.

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