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 A few anxious moments in LeRoy yesterday after an explosive device was found in a car on Lake Street. LeRoy police have charged 26 year old Paul Kaiser of East Aurora with possession of a Weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding, driving with a suspended license, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle. Kaiser’s vehicle was stopped on route 19 for speeding and when a smell of marijuana was noticed the entire vehicle was searched. In the trunk was found a live home made explosive device very similar to a hand grenade. An area including 8 homes was evacuated while the New York State Police Bomb squad was called. The explosive was found to be live and dangerous and removed to a safe location. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Batavia Police yesterday made two arrests for violation of orders of protection. 21 year old Alicia Stankwick of East Main Street was arrested yesterday afternoon and 21 year old Christopher Say also of East Main Street was arrested last evening. Both were charged with criminal contempt and will appear in Batavia City Court this afternoon.

Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34 year old Edgar Perez-
Gonzalez of North Main Street in Elba and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon and with being in the United States illegally.
Deputies found a shot gun in his possession. He is in jail with bail set at 100 dollars.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Portageville man. 47 year old Kenneth Hence has been charged with criminal possession of marijuana after the discovery of 20 pounds of packaged for sale marijuana. Also found in the search of Hance’s home were several long guns and 7 thousand dollars in cash.

There may be a decision early next year on whether hydrofracking will be allowed in New York State. Deputy Senate Majority Leader Thomas Libous has told the New York Post that an ongoing state study into the controversial drilling process will be completed before January first. Libous is hopeful that Governor Cuomo will call for a final decision before the new year.

Bill Owens, a New York Congressman who represents parts of Central and Northern New York is upset over the failure of the Farm Bill to get through Congress. Specifically he is unhappy that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is campaigning for Owens opponent in the upcoming election. Owens say New York farmers are getting crushed each day the Farm Bill doesn’t get through Congress and we wants Republicans to start work once again on the massive bill.

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