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A white Christmas for Batavia..?
The odds of that are very high.
Accu-weather meteorologist Todd Miner:

"We are expecting some snow to arrive just in time for Christmas Eve in the Batavia area, accumulating a couple of inches. So, I think the odds of a white Christmas are quite high - probably 90-percent."

A weekend snowfall left us with 3 to 4 inches of white stuff in Genesee County.
But not far away, along the Southern tier, places like Jamestown got over a foot of snow.
But…watch out for Wednesday and Thursday. Miner says the potential exists for a major storm that could dump 12 to 15-inches of snow on us by Thursday night.

Senator Chuck Schumer says the National Rifle Association is actually helping the push for new gun control legislation.  The New York Democrat said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's extreme position is so against what most Americans want that it's "turning people off."
Schumer said that LaPierre blames everything but guns and that trying to prevent school shootings without talking about guns is like, quote, "trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes." 

State Police are looking for the driver of a car involved in a hit and run pedestrian accident outside of Batavia Downs Casino. 
The victim suffered only minor injures. 
State Police are looking for a red four door sedan possibly a Chevrolet Malibu.  The car may have front grill, hood, and windshield damage. 
The accident was captured by Batavia Downs security cameras.
State Police say the victim was struck by the car, then rolled up onto the hood and hit the windshield and then rolled off the front of the car and was nearly struck a second time. 
State Police are asking anyone with any information to call 343-2200.

PHOTO: Batavia Downs Security, courtesy of The Batavian 

A Warsaw man who has not held a valid driver’s license for 14-years was arrested over the weekend for drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
35-year-old Jeffrey Murphy of Warsaw was arrested after he allegedly hit a street sign Friday night in the Town of Warsaw.
Authorities said Murphy continued onto Route 19 and forced three southbound cars off the road.
Deputies said Murphy’s blood alcohol count was three times the legal limit.


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