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Just finding a place to keep some 300 cats taken from the Wyoming County SPCA is proving to be a daunting task.
Police and Humane Society officials from out of the area continue their investigation into what has been described as “deplorable” conditions at the animal shelter in Attica.
State Police conducted the raid on the Wyoming County SPCA Wednesday, but no arrests have been made, yet.
The Director of the Attica shelter, Susan Divila, has been removed from her post.
Former Board member Candee McConnell was critical of Divila’s management, not her devotion to the animals
Authorities have termed Divila’s operation of the shelter as “hoarding” and making adoptions of the cats almost impossible.

Two local men are jailed on burglary charges thanks to an alert neighbor.
A resident of Weatherwax Road in Oakfield called 911 after spotting the pair leaving a neighbor’s home in a red Dodge Dakota.
Lawmen quickly caught up with the two busting them in a car stop on South Pearl and Townline Road.
Charged with Third Degrees Burglary were:
25-year-old Steven Mullen of Maple Street, Oakfield and 31-year-old Robert Probst of Raymond St., Batavia.

Thinking about taking an alternate route around one of those late-night police DWI checkpoints?
Think again.
Genesee County is set to accept a 22-thousand dollar state grant in coming days, to begin a trial period of what are called “enhanced DWI checkpoints.”
Assistant County Manager Frank Ciaccia explains that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office will be the primary agency. Other police agencies in the county will be utilized to patrol areas around the checkpoints targeting potential DWI drivers who may have tried to avoid the checkpoint.
Expect those checkpoints near Darien Lake concerts and during major summer holidays. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement on a new statewide teacher evaluation system.  Cuomo, state education leaders and state teachers union officials say the agreement will make the state "a national leader in holding teachers accountable for student achievement."  Under the agreement, teachers will be scored on a scale of one to 100, with 60 points available for teacher performance and 40 points scored for student achievement.


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