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The man accused of beating his girlfriend to death at SUNY Brockport last month is due in court today.
Clayton Scott Whittemore from Oneida County will be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Alexandra Kogut in her dorm room last month.  
Court papers say Whittemore admitted to a sheriff's deputy that the couple had been drinking and arguing. 
He reportedly told the deputy, “I just snapped.”

Alexander Central is the most affluent school district in Genesee County.
That’s according to the Buffalo based publication Business First.
The paper has been releasing a series of rankings of 430 districts in upstate, NY.
The most affluent district: Pittsford Central Schools.
Rochester schools are at the bottom of the list.
Batavia City Schools are listed as the least affluent of school districts in Genesee County.

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants some celebrity help in making New York State alcohol production the next big thing.  Cuomo is inviting top New York chefs and celebrities such as Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and "The View's" Whoopi Goldberg to a beer-and-wine tasting bash to promote state brewers and vintners.  The event is the latest move by Cuomo to promote Empire State products.  The alcohol tasting party will be held in New York City next March.

One in three New York children is overweight or obese.  
State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York State is facing a growing obesity problem that costs nearly 12-billion dollars a year.  

Automobile accidents blamed on driver distractions are a growing menace on the nations’ highways.
Law Enforcement efforts to curb distracted driving are often focused on teenagers because of the added factor of inexperience behind the wheel.  
Students at Oakfield-Alabama High School yesterday had a chance to learn first hand the dangers of distracted driver…through the use of a simulator.
State Trooper Jeffrey Bebak from Troop A headquarters in Batavia, says limiting distractions such as texting, eating and talking will make the roads safer.
Bebak says teenage drivers feel like they are  invincible and can handle multiple distractions. 
 

 

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