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The Canadian man accused of punching an Alden native in the head at a Darien Lake concert earlier this summer says he is not guilty.

34-year-old Craig Lawson of Ontario showed up in Genesee County court yesterday and proclaimed his innocence to a charge of felony assault.
He is accused of hurling a single punch at Jason McNeil during the Kid Rock concert on July 5th.
McNeil has been in the hospital ever since.
Bail for McNeil was set at $10,000. His defense lawyer is State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer.  
Maroon Five was the latest act to appear at Darien Lake.
Their concert last night netted lawmen seven arrests, four of them taken to jail and four others were issued tickets for underage drinking.

It’s the first day of school for the younger students in the Batavia City School District. Pre-K through 5th Grade, Grade 9 and transfer students are to report today. All Batavia students will be in class tomorrow.
LeRoy Central also began their school year today.

Two Batavia moms’ are in trouble with the law for apparently not getting their teenage sons home on time.
Priscilla Aiken of Miller Avenue and Melissa Broadbent of Walnut street have been charged by Batavia police with curfew violations.
Both women have 15-year-old sons. Batavia Police say they caught the two boys trying to break into vehicles near the city fire station.

A felony drunk driving charge has been lodged against 28 year-old Michael Kennedy of Prospect Ave.
Batavia Police stopped Kennedy on West Main St. and charged him with DWI.
A records check revealed he had a prior DWI conviction within 10 years and that makes the latest charge a felony.

A Frost Advisory has been issued for a portion of Western New York. Fortunately, not our portion.
The Frost Advisory has been posted for early tomorrow morning in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties along the southern tier.
Temperatures could dip to the mid 30’s.
Our low is forecast around 40 degrees.
 
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