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The federal Environmental Protection Agency will bring in heavy equipment to try and put out that smoldering recycling fire in Attica.
That’s the fire which has created the foul odor wafting over the entire community.
The EPA says preparations will start today and then on Saturday, crews will begin to break-up the pile.
Officials warn that while the work is being done there will likely be an increase in smoke, steam and odors.
Water foggers will be used to help suppress the smoke.
The EPA recommends that residents keep their windows closed until the fire is out.
The agency has also recommended that children, especially those with breathing problems, stay indoors during the work.

A Batavia man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an 8-month-old baby.
24-year-old Randy Johnson of Walnut Street is accused of causing brain injuries in the child.  
The investigation began after the child was taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo and treated for seizures.  
Police say the injuries do not appear to be permanent. 
The child has been released from the hospital and is currently in the custody and care of Genesee County Child Protective Services. 

An attempted escape from the Genesee County jail has earned a Batavia man five years in state prison.
34-year-old Paul Doctor was sentenced yesterday in county court for the February burglary of a home on Jackson Street. 
Later, while being held in the county jail, Doctor admitted he helped inmate Anthony Cabrera try to escape. Cabrera was accused of several church break-ins this summer.

St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia will likely be closed.
The Ascension Parish Council will recommend to Bishop Malone that St. Anthony’s site no longer be used.
The council cites financial difficulties. The church would close next year.
If the Bishop approves the closing of St. Anthony’s, all activities there would be moved to Sacred Heart.

Federal officials are now promoting the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The event this Saturday asks Genesee County residents to turn over their unused prescription drugs for proper disposal.
Dale Kasprzyk, the Resident Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, says that assuring unused prescriptions don’t get in the wrong hands is a top priority.
Drop off locations this Saturday are at the Batavia Police Department, LeRoy Police Department and Pembroke Town Highway Barns.


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