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A Batavia man was injured when he fell from a cliff at Buttermilk Falls, a popular party spot in LeRoy.
34-year-old Brandon Smart of Bank Street fell about 40 feet last night. 
He was taken to Strong Hospital with a head injury.
Authorities said Smart was trying to hand off a case of beer to another man that had climbed down the cliff.
Eric Friedhaber lives nearby.
Deputies said alcohol was a factor in last night’s accident.
Seven people were arrested for trespassing in connection with last night’s incident.
All were issued court appearance tickets.

A trauma surgeon is a person of interest in a deadly shooting at the Erie County medical Center in Buffalo.  Police are looking for 49-year-old Timothy Jorden in the case and warn he could have special weapons training.  A robot was used to search the suspect's home last night, but he remains at large.  A 33-year-old nurse was shot dead at ECMC yesterday, leading to a lockdown at the facility.  Police don't believe the shooting was a random act.

An infestation of Army Worms is invading lawns across Genesee County and New York State. 
Jan Beglinger is with Cornell Cooperative Extension. 
She said Army worms mainly eat grass, but they have been known to eat wheat, barely and corn crops as-well. 
Beglinger says the best way to get rid of the pesky insect is by spraying your lawn with a pesticide made specifically for fighting off army worms. 

The Genesee County Youth Bureau is searching for candidates to fill vacancies on their board.
The Youth Board is looking for people to represent Alexander, the City of Batavia, The Darien/Corfu/Pembroke area, Oakfield-Alabama, and the Pavilion-Bethany area.
The role of a board member is to help decide where the funding is allocated for the many programs they offer.
County Youth Bureau Executive Director Jocelyn Sikorski says they are also looking for youth members. 
The Bureau organizes programs for youth such as Reality Check and AmeriCorps.  
If you are interested in becoming a board or youth member you can contact the Youth Bureau office at (585) 344-3960.

State University of New York officials want to get rid of smoking on the university system's 64 campuses.  SUNY Board of Trustees have voted to support legislation that would ban smoking and other forms of tobacco from all campus buildings, indoor or outdoor, along with parking ramps and other university-connected facilities.  Smoking is already banned inside SUNY dorms and buildings.


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