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A fugitive from the state of Florida has been captured in our area.

32-year-old Michael Finch was arrested yesterday afternoon in the Village of Wyoming.  Deputies say Finch was collared after a foot chase through some woods.
Local authorities believed Finch was in the region. His car was found Tuesday in Wyoming.
Finch had been described as dangerous.
He is wanted in Florida for attempted strangulation.

Authorities confirm that a Genesee County woman died from Listeria connected to a nationwide outbreak.
The Genesee County Health Department said the elderly woman, ill with underlying health problems, died from the bacteria traced to cantaloupes from Colorado.
The local woman was not identified.
She was the 25th person to die across the country from the outbreak.
WBTA News surveyed local grocers and found none of them in the Batavia area ever sold cantaloupes from the Colorado farm from where the Listeria outbreak was traced.
It is not known just how the local woman may have acquired the tainted melon.

The Batavia man who police say crashed into a utility pole on South Jackson Street earlier this week has been arrested for drunk driving.
BPD tells us 23-year-old David Hagan of Williams Street drove his car off the road and sliced the utility pole in half – leaving it hanging from the wires. He then allegedly left.
Hagan was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Actor Michael J. Fox is bringing the fight against Parkinson's Disease to Buffalo.  The Emmy-winner and author spoke to members of the community on continuing research into the illness at the University of Buffalo's Alumni Arena last night.  Fox was diagnosed with the disease in 1991.  

A new report finds Rochester has dozens of bridges around the area that have been deemed "deficient."  The report by Transportation for America found that the Rochester metropolitan area ranked fifth nationally for the percentage of deficient bridges among regions of similar sizes, with 142 bridges deemed "deficient."
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