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A high school football player from the southern tier has died from injuries he suffered in a game last weekend.
16-year-old  Damon Janes, a 16 year old junior running back from the Westfield-Brocton Football Team, died yesterday at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.
Damon was hurt in a helmet to helmet hit Friday night in a game against Portville.
The death of Damon Janes is the first fatal injury from a high school football game in New York State in two years.

New York State says the Genesee County Jail is understaffed and needs 10 more corrections officers. The State Commission on Corrections uses a formula to determine staffing. It’s estimated the 10 new positions will cost the county almost one-million dollars a year.

Selby Davis, director and chef of Grace’s Kitchen, is the 45th LeRoyan of the Year. In the same year she celebrated the one-year anniversary of Grace’s Kitchen, the lifelong LeRoy resident has been named the LeRoyan of the year.
Grace’s Kitchen, where Davis plans each meal and oversees its preparation, served over 48-hundred people in its first year.
Davis has been the president, vice president and board secretary for the LeRoy Christian Community Project, as well as serving on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House and the Children’s Home Association and the list of her involvement goes on and on.
She will be honored October 12th at the American Legion Botts Fiorito Post 576.

New York is working to limit the manufacturing of the drugs known as bath salts.
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation expanding the ban on types of chemicals used to make the synthetic drugs.
The Governor says this helps close a loophole to prevent deaths caused by the drugs as the formulas for production keep changing.

Batavia City firemen are flushing hydrants again today.
Firemen will be working from 9 until 3 in the area north of East Main and east of Bank Street.
Homes and businesses could experience a temporary discoloration of their water.
 

 

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# Regina Diskin
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:07 AM
Thank you WBTA for supporting our communities!
# Denise Farmer
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:18 PM
My sister is a resident of Westfield, New York and her 17 year old son also plays football for the same team as Damon Janes. I wanted to offer condolences for the family of Damon Janes. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

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