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UPDATE (10:15a.m.):
The names of the victims in this morning's accident have been released.
25-year-old Corey Hemmer of Elba was the driver of the 1997 Pontiac Bonneville that struck the tree. His passengers were 18-year-old Megan Ann Gregg of Elba, and 19-year-old Aaron Pahuta of Warsaw.


UPDATE (9:00a.m.):
The victims were described by deputies as two men and a woman, all believed to be in their early to mid 20's. Route 262, which had been closed near Route 98, has been reopened.

There has been a bad accident this morning on Route 262 in Elba.
It happened shortly before 6:00a.m.
Preliminary reports indicated a sedan struck a tree on Route 262 just east of Route 98.
First responders immediately called for three ambulances and two Mercy Flight helicopters.
A third medical helicopter was later dispatched to the scene.
Three victims were extricated from the wreckage and were taken to the hospital.
Further information is pending.

The financial footing of the City of Batavia is sound.
Moody’s Bond Rating agency has issued a report on the city’s financial condition.
The agency says the city has made significant improvements in its finances. It notes that the city now has fund surpluses and is growing its reserve fund.
Moody’s says the city is still vulnerable, financially. It notes the the population is not growing and that could lead to a decrease in the tax base. A still unresolved contract with the police department also looms on the city's financial horizon.

We know more about that fugitive from Florida captured in Wyoming County.
Sheriff’s Deputies tell us 32-year-old Michael Jay Finch of Florida was armed with pepper spray and a steak knife, when he was arrested on Wednesday near Route 19 in the Village of Wyoming.
According to reports from Florida, Finch had allegedly come north to attack an ex-girlfriend in Western New York. He’s also wanted down South for an incident of domestic violence. 
Local lawmen closed-in Wednesday after receiving a report of a suspicious man, covered in mud, walking away from the Wyoming Cemetery. A short footchase followed.
Finch is jailed without bail and awaiting extradition to Florida.

Ralph Wilson Stadium may be about to undergo an extreme makeover.  The Buffalo Bills recently hired an architectural firm to estimate how much stadium upgrades would cost. The improvements could cost between 40 and 100-million-dollars. The team has yet to agree on who would pay for the improvements, even though many team officials believe the state should.

The Rochester area led New York State in job growth last month. According to Labor Department figures released yesterday afternoon, the five-county metropolitan area saw its job base grow by 2.1% over the past year. That was more than double the rate of growth in New York City and Buffalo.
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