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Fire on Macomber Road in the Town of Alabama has destroyed a home.
The blaze erupted in a bedroom yesterday morning where authorities found an electric heater plugged into an outlet with an extension cord.
Peter Dart rented an apartment in the 1830’s farm house.
When he smelled the smoke, he ran upstairs to check on his 13-month old daughter.  Her room was filled with heavy smoke.
Peter safely got her out of the house. The baby was treated for smoke inhalation at UMMC and later released.
East Pembroke Fire Chief Don Newton directed the fire fighting effort:

"We had two firemen who were treated and released here at the scene for minor burns from debris falling from the house. They are OK. We also had a very limited water supply because ponds were frozen over." 

The house, owned by Lorna Klotzbach, was declared a total loss. Michael Manley

An apparent hit and run death in Livingston County.
A man was found dead lying in a ditch along a highway in the Town of Lima early yesterday morning.
He was identified as 51-year-old William Ehrmentraut of Lima.
Several hours later, a man called to report that he had struck a deer in the same area during the overnight hours.
The investigation led to the arrest of 27-year-old Michael Manley of Honeoye Falls. He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

A Brockport man is in all kinds of trouble with authorities in Genesee County.
29-year-old Barry Robinson of Brockport was stopped by Batavia Police early yesterday morning for running a stop sign on Clinton St.
Police say he then drove off the highway.
He was charged with Drunk Driving and for driving with a license that had been suspended…19 times.
A judge ordered Robinson behind bars and while being processed into the county jail, deputies found six bags of suspected pot stuffed in his sock and underwear.
Robinson was then charged with promoting prison contraband.

You have a chance to be heard tonight about the property tax and water rate increases in Batavia.
The City Council is holding two public Hearings this evening.
One hearing is into the budget itself. The spending plan calls for a 2.4 percent increase in property taxes.
The second hearing deals with water rate hikes. Those increases will cost the average water customer about $13.50 cents more per year.
The hearings begin at 7 tonight at City Hall.

It may be the middle of winter but that didn't stop nearly 16-hundred people in the Rochester area from breaking out the bathing suits for the Polar Plunge.  The event raised about 225-thousand dollars for the Special Olympics.  The brave swimmers took to Ontario Beach Park Sunday where the water temperature was a chilly 36 degrees.

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