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 The City of Batavia is taking the use of “Bath Salts” seriously. 

In just the past week Batavia police have responded to at least four instances of people suspected to be under the influence of the synthetic drug.  
Police Chief Shawn Heubusch said a meeting will be held among city staff to draft a strategy to deal with the drug. 
Lawmen say public education is a key factor in combating the use of the synthetic substances.
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Progress reported in the case of Batavia’s church break-ins.
Burglaries occurred at St. James Episcopal, First Baptist and St. Mary’s over the weekend. 
Batavia Police Detective Patrick Corona says evidence left at the scene should help them catch the suspect. 
"It appears the person or persons involved were looking for cash," Corona said. 
Leads from the community have been helpful in the investigation, Corona said, and urged  
anyone with information to call police. 

The Genesee County Legislature has approved a new labor contract with the CSEA.
The vote last night was unanimous.
The six-year agreement is retroactive to January, 2010. 
It calls for no raises in 2010 and 2011, 
one and a half percent for 2012 and 13…
and a one and three-quarters percent pay raise in 2014.
Genesee Community College gets budget approval for next year.
The county legislature OK’d the school’s 37-million dollar spending plan.
The county taxpayer subsidy for GCC is almost 2-million dollars.

Financially troubled Eastman Kodak wants to hand out millions of dollars in bonuses to its top executives.  The company has filed a motion in bankruptcy court proposing a bonus plan that would divvy up nearly nine-million dollars among 15 top executives.  Officials say senior executives should be awarded for their work once the company is financially solvent again.

Feeling blue?
Jackie Samuel is ready to give you a hug. 
The Penfield, NY woman started a professional cuddling business last month. 
It will cost you 60-dollars-an hour to snuggle with the 29-year-old. Samuel says she tried to get a license or training before starting her venture
"I thought I need to kind of validate my position you know. Like I need to have some sort of certification or license that says I'm a qualified cuddler but I couldn't find anybody else that was doing what I was doing. So I decided to just start."
Jackie says it is not about sex and, "I'm really straight forward about that."
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