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Police in LeRoy arrest a downstate man for allegedly using stolen credit cards at local businesses.

46-year-old Richard Crooke of Waterloo, New York, has been jailed without bail on felony charges.
LeRoy Police said Cooke allegedly stole a purse and credit cards from a business on Lake Street back on December 20th. He then allegedly used the cards to make purchases art other businesses in LeRoy, Batavia and Rochester.
Lawmen eventually nabbed Crooke using surveillance video.
Crooke has a record of previous felonies and at the time of his arrest on the local charges, he was out on bail for multiple indictments in Ontario County.

WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City School Board is meeting Monday night – the boards first meeting of the New Year.
The city Board of Ed will meet in the galley Room of the Richmond Library on Monday night at 7.
And the new Batavia City Council will hold its first formal business meeting of the New Year on Monday night.
On the agenda is discussion about replacing a city fire engine.
Council meets on Monday evening at 7 in City Hall.

Some Buffalo politicians want the state to intervene in the battle between the Madison Square Garden network and Time Warner Cable.  The "Buffalo News" reports three city lawmakers have asked state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to settle the dispute, which Buffalo says is costing it money.  The city makes up to two-point-five-million dollars a year on its franchise agreement with Time Warner, but those revenues will drop off if subscribers leave because MSG is not in its lineup.  MSG is the TV home to the Buffalo Sabres.

A popular bridge between Erie and Cattaraugus counties has been shut down.  State Department of Transportation officials have closed the former Route 219 Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek, effective immediately.  Officials say "further structural analysis" will be done on the bridge before it might possibly be reopened.
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