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Batavia and Genesee County residents are waking up to some messy weather this morning.  

Rain, snow and sleet is expected to fall around the region for much of the day, accompanied by high winds.  
Motorists are being told to take it easy on the roadways as the weather problems are expected to last well into the day.
Right now in Batavia, the temperature is just above the freezing mark preventing formation of ice on local highways. Conditions are best described as, sloppy.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory posted for Wyoming County and counties along the southern tier.
That advisory is in effect until early this evening.

Batavia City Council is meeting tonight to begin to map its strategy in the wake of Monday’s stunning defeat of the Pay-as-You-Throw trash program.
Council has directed City Hall management to draft a plan that would result in individual property owners contracting privately for trash collection.
Council will meet tonight at 6.

The 19-year-old Batavia man allegedly caught in the act of a New Year’s Day break-in on Washington Ave. is now facing additional felony charges.
Francis Smith of West Main Street is accused of committing burglaries on River Street, South Main Street, Pearl Street, Madison Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Supporters of a minimum wage increase in New York State have taken to YouTube to get their message to lawmakers.  A video created for several worker-advocacy and lobbying groups is now on the website showing restaurant workers lip-synching and dancing to the Motown hit "Money (That's What I Want.)"  The video pushes for a $9 an hour minimum wage, which is what President Obama is proposing but slightly more than Governor Cuomo's plan to up the minimum wage to $8.75.
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