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Where’s the rain?
A dry spell has gripped Western New York and National Weather Service forecaster Aaron Reynolds in Buffalo says, it won’t let go any time soon 
“Looking forward to the next several days were going to see mostly sunny skies and then were going to warm right back up into the mid 80’s to upper 80’s. The only chance of rain that were really seeing here is Saturday were we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, but even that could be hit or miss."
Local farmers are feeling the financial heat from the lack of rain. 
Jim Veazey is Vice President of Lamb farms.  
He tells WBTA the lack of rain could force farmers to buy feed they would otherwise grow themselves 
Meteorologists are predicting the below normal precipitation to continue into the fall. 
Rochester's largest employer is shaking up its management.  Eastman Kodak announced new positions for some company executives as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  
In a memo to employees, CEO Antonio Perez called this "the first of several steps to flatten Kodak’s organizational structure”  
Local head-shops get caught in a state sponsored sting. 
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Rochester to announce that 16 head-shops have been accused of mislabeling substances in an alleged attempt to evade state and federal laws. 
The transactions were all captured on video. 
However, no criminal charges have been filed.  
Schneiderman said the proliferation of illegal synthetic drugs has become “a national crisis."
A federal grand jury in Buffalo has issued a 62 count indictment charging over 30 people with participating in a large scale, international loan fraud scheme.  
Prosecutors say the scheme targeted hundreds of victims, and operated over the Internet from cities in the U.S. and Canada.  
The defendants are accused of soliciting loan applicants and collecting an initial payment to execute the loan, but the victim would never receive any money.  
The victims lost almost 3-million dollars in the scheme.
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