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Striking Verizon workers in Western New York and across the Northeast will get back to work tonight even though a new contract agreement is not in place.  
The two sides have agreed to reduce the number of issues while also setting up a framework for discussion.  Despite sticking points of healthcare and pension costs, the unions have decided to return to work while negotiations continue.  
Forty-five thousand union workers hit the picket lines on August 7th.

Genesee County escaped the torrential downpours  that plagued other parts of Western New York.
Power outages were reported yesterday across Erie County. Two inches of rain reported in Hamburg.
Dime sized hail hit the Erie County Fairgrounds and toppled several large tents. Power outages affected 11,000 customers in Cheektowaga and West Seneca.
Just a day long rain with occasional thunder rumbled over Genesee County.

Today's Police Blotter:
25-year-old Travis Schossow of Summit Street, Batavia has been jailed on $2,500 bail, charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
BPD says Schossow allegedly trashed his girlfriend's place during an argument…in front of two young children.

Bail has been set at $15,000 for 54 year old Anthony Nicosia of the Albion Road in Oakfield.  
Nicosia was arrested Friday after an investigation revealed that he allegedly abused a child at his home back in June.  
He’s been charged with Criminal Sex Act, Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Def Leopard performs at Darien Lake.
Here are the stats:
Eight arrested on charges ranging from disorderly conduct, trespassing, forging a back stage pass and swearing while being thrown out of the concert.
Nine people were ticketed for underage drinking.


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