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Batavia Wal-Mart shoppers saw something they believed was wrong and got involved.

Last night, one shopper saw a man grab hold of his 7-year-old boy, slapped him, held him up over his head and slammed him to the floor.
Police were notified.
They used the store surveillance camera to post a picture of the suspect on The Batavian.
From that picture, suspect Christopher Cummings of Warsaw was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
At his arraignment, Cummings admitted to having an anger management problem.
He was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

A distraught man with a gun who was taken into custody outside Albion High School is being hospitalized for evaluation.  
Albion Police ordered a brief lockdown after the unidentified man was seen with a handgun at the nearby Crimson Heights apartments.  Police officers were sent to the school and were stationed at all of the entrances until the man surrendered.  
The man made no effort to enter the high school and officials say students were never in any danger. The man had threatened to take his own life and had contacted the school in order to speak to his child.

The manager of a town of Batavia restaurant is in hot water.
Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 37-year-old Charles Brown of Canterbury Lane, Bergen, and charged him with Grand Larceny.
Deputies say brown helped himself to more than 3-thousand dollars of the restaurant’s revenue over the past year.
Brown was arraigned on the charge and then released on his own recognizance.

The Peace Bridge Authority will be meeting today. It is their first gathering since a flap developed between Americans and Canadians on the board.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the Peace Bridge Authority has been a metaphor for dysfunction for the last two decades.  Authority Chairman Anthony Annunziata is Canadian, and says Cuomo's comments are insulting.  Cuomo says he is fed up with the lack of progress on a new plaza for the Buffalo side of the bridge.
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