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There will be no championship for the Syracuse Orange. Mitch McGary posted 10 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Michigan Wolverines dismissed the Syracuse Orange 61-56 at the Final Four in Atlanta. Tim Hardaway Junior scored a team-high 13 points to go with six rebounds and five assists for fourth-seeded Michigan, which plays Louisville on Monday in its first NCAA Tournament championship game since 2003. C.J. Fair totalled a game-high 22 points for fourth-seeded Syracuse, which ends the season at 30-and-10. Brandon Triche chipped in with 11 points and eight assists in defeat. It was Triche who was called for an offensive foul near the end of the game with SU trailing by two points as he was driving for the basket. The offensive foul was Triche’s fifth of the game and ended his college career.

A Corfu man has been charged with Criminal Mischief. 25 year old Dennis O’Neal of the Alleghany Road allegedly intentionally caused property damage to his brother’s home when he punched holes into the drywall of the home. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say O’Neal was intoxicated at the time. The incident happened early Saturday morning at a home on Alleghany Road.

Two Rochester men have been charged with Petit Larceny. 50 year old Michael Collier and 60 year old Stephen Wood were arrested for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Batavia Wal-Mart. Collier was given an appearance ticket and Wood was arraigned and had bail set at 100 dollars.

Violation of parole has resulted in the arrest of a Batavia man. 51 year old Brian Smith of Colonial Blvd. was charged with Criminal Contempt. He allegedly contacted a protected party via e-mail. Smith was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.

19 year old Shani Lewis of Pringle Avenue in Batavia was arrested last night on petit larceny charges for allegedly stealing items from the Batavia Target store. Sheriff’s Deputies say Lewis was observed putting 12 different items in her purse. She went through the check-out and paid for only two beverages. Lewis was stopped by store security as she exited the store. She’ll appear in Batavia Town Court on Monday.

The warming trend has begun. Overnight temperatures increased after a high on Saturday of 47 degrees. Yesterday was actually about 7 degrees below normal for an April 6th. The mercury is expected to get to almost 60 degrees today, 58 to be exact, but it will be cloudy with a chance of a couple of showers. Temperatures for Monday and Tuesday are expected to reach into the 60’s. We’ll have a complete forecast following the news.


Senator Chuck Schumer will hold a press conference today to call on Congress to pass laws that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.  NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly will join Schumer in Manhattan for a 2:15 event.  Schumer says victims of gun violence will join him for the announcement.  Schumer and Kelly will call on those opposing gun laws not to filibuster this bill as it hits the floor of Congress this week.


It's a show that lures thousands of local gun owners each year and on Saturday it attracted New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Attorney General Schneiderman toured the The Original Rochester Gun Show and got a firsthand look at how gun shows are adopting new rules. It was all in an effort to make sure firearms stay out of the wrong hands. Schneiderman has developed a new model for gun shows focusing on the importance of background checks.So far 26 gun show operators for at least 55 shows throughout the state have agreed to implement the model procedures created by the attorney general.

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