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Today is Mother’s Day, a chance to treat that special person. Many area restaurants are serving special Mother’s Day dinners and buffets. The weather is expected to be on the iffy side today.
It will be windy at times today with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and a chance of an afternoon shower in spots. The high will only reach the low 50’s. On Saturday temperatures reached a high of 61 with a low of 47 with a little rain. No major storms like the one Friday evening moved through the area.

The LeRoy Police Department is again encouraging all citizens to be alert due to the recent Home Invasion involving the knife point sexual Assault that occurred in a home on Gilbert Street early Thursday morning. LeRoy Police are asking the public to report any conditions or persons who they believe be by suspicious. The number to call is 345-6350.

Batavia Police have arrested 18 year old Samantha Tennity of East Main Street in Batavia and have charged her with Petit Larceny. Police say she stole property from the Dollar General Store on East Main Street. Tennity was issued an appearance ticket with another appearance in City Court on Tuesday.

A single vehicle accident on Route 19 in the Town of Bergen led to the arrest of the driver on six charges. 27 year old Jeremy Denton of Brockport fled the scene after the accident. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies soon found Denton and the investigation reveled that Denton was intoxicated. He’s been charged with Felony DWI, speeding, leaving the scene of a property damaged accident and other vehicle and traffic charges. Denton was issued an appearance ticket.

It was opening day at Darien Lake Theme Park for the season yesterday. Former owner Paul Snyder spoke at a ceremony yesterday. Snyder had made the park a park of Western New York history and current General Manager Bob Montgomery says the current owners are committed to do the same.

The new season features the newly renovated boardwalk, an upgraded laser show and a new thrill ride called “Blast Off” The park has also introduced a full service Anchor Bar restaurant. Former Owner Paul Snyder said in his remarks that Darien Lake is the largest privately owned attraction in the State.

An act of animal kindness didn’t quite work out yesterday in the City of Batavia. A driver tried stopping traffic to save the lives of 9 ducklings and their mother. While driving on Main Street, a man got out of his vehicle when he saw the ducklings and the mother trying to cross the street. Although he tried avoiding them from getting hit, a car struck them anyway. The mother and some of the ducks were killed. A firefighter initially took five ducks home to take care of but, according to a D.E.C. law, he was not allowed to keep the migratory birds in his home. They've since been taken in by the Black Creek Wildlife Station in Churchville.


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