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Fire claims a life in Albion.
It happened last night around 8:15.
Albion firemen were called to a three unit apartment building at 222 West State Street.
There was heavy smoke and flames streaming from a second floor rear apartment.
When firemen could enter, they found a woman unconscious on the bathroom floor.
She was 52-year-old Gloria Robinson, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was one occupant in another apartment who managed to safely escape.
The cause remains under investigation.

Results are in from the Batavia Community that Cares Mega Blood Drive.
The day long effort yesterday collected 156 units of blood, one of the biggest drives of the summer, according to the Red Cross.

The Batavia Fire Department will conduct a water flow test later this morning.
This could cause some discoloration of your water.
The possible affected neighborhoods include:  Ellicott, Edward, Wallace, Buell and Webster Streets, along with Florence and Wade Avenues. 
The testing will begin around 9 this morning. Residents are advised not to wash clothes until the water clears.

A group of 4 Batavia High School girls are getting ready for an international competition. It’s not a sport or academic challenge, these young ladies are a competitive barbershop quartet.
This November, they’ll be going up against some of the best quartets in the world.
WBTA’s Geoff Redick visited a recent rehearsal of “The Batavia Blue Belles” and brings us their tuneful tale in this special WBTA News Video:

New York State has a new law to combat dog fighting.  
The new law closes a major loophole in New York's animal fighting laws that currently allow some dogfighters to escape punishment by masquerading as spectators.  While dog fighting is a felony in New York, attending an animal fight was only a violation.  The new law upgrades the penalty for the spectators to a misdemeanor. The sponsor of the bill says spectators fuel the coffers of animal fighting rings with their admission fees and wagers
 

 

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