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A 56-year-old Batavia man, who lists no permanent address, has a date in court today to answer a charge of arson.
Reginald Walker is accused of starting a fire at 107 State Street on Friday. 
Batavia Police said Hawker had permission from the homeowner to spend the night on the back porch of the home.
Police said Hawker deliberately started a fire to cook and help stay warm. 

An Albion woman is listed in guarded condition this morning at Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries she suffered in a one car crash over the weekend.
25-year-old Tiffany Bezon of Albion was injured early Saturday morning when her compact car ran off Zig-Zag Road in the Town of Gaines and struck a tree in an apple orchard.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies say alcohol and speed were factors in the accident.

A Rochester man facing a slew of charges including a felony count of drunk driving.  36-year-old Brent Semmier was stopped yesterday on Route 19 in LeRoy. Deputies said Semmier was doing 90 in a 55 mile per hour zone and was drinking alcohol while driving.
He’s locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Here’s something you may never have heard before.
Your electric bill is expected to go down.
National Grid has announced it will begin 2012 with significantly lower rates.
Utility spokesman Steve Brady says Genesee County homeowners could save an average of $75 to $100 dollars next year.
When National Grid purchased Niagara Mohawk back in 2001, they were hit with a regulatory fee of over half-billion dollars.
The fee has now been fully paid and the savings are going back to customers.
The savings, expected to last through 2013.

Sabres fans who subscribe to Time Warner cable may be left out in the cold come New Year's Day.  The cable operator and MSG Networks, which airs the Sabres, are in the midst of a contract dispute.  
Both sides are wrangling over how much Time Warner should pay to air the channel.  If an agreement is not reached by the end of the month, the channel might go dark - which was the case six years ago during the last contract dispute.
No matter what happens, the games will continue to be heard right here on AM 1490, WBTA.


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