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Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies go to work today with a pay raise.

The county legislature has approved a new three year contract with uniformed and plain clothes deputies.
It provides an immediate 1-percent pay raise retroactive for all of last year, a 1.5-percent pay raise for the first half of this year and a 1-percent raise effective July 1st.
Deputies will get another 1-percent on January 1st and July 1st of next year.
The contract covers about 50 deputies. 

The lawyer for Jaquetta Simmons continues his flight against New York’s Elder Law.
Simmons is the Batavia woman charged with assaulting an elderly Walmart employee on Christmas Eve.
Attorney Earl Key says the Elder law is flawed:
"The question is whether or not the defendant had to know that the alleged victim is over 65. the statute, the way it is written, is not clear."
Simmons is accused of striking Grace Suozzi who was working as a cashier at Walmart.

Catholic Charities has exceeded its fundraising goal in Western New York.
The drive generated $10.7-million. The goal was $10.6-million.
Genesee County contributed $312,360 to that total.

Electronic cigarettes will become a thing of the past for young people in New York State.  Lawmakers recently passed a bill that would ban e-cigarettes for anyone under the age of 18, and Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law.  E-cigarettes have become popular recently as they can deliver nicotine in flavored substances through a vapor. 
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