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A Batavia woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in state prison.

28-year-old Latoya Jackson was sentenced on her guilty plea to two felony counts of assault.
Police said Jackson got into a fight with two people on Liberty Street last August stabbing one of them – her 16 year old cousin – in the face.
Jackson has a long rap sheet of local misdemeanors crimes.
This first felony will put her away in state prison.

A Niagara County police officer admitted she injured a concert goer at Darien Lake in summer of 2012.  
48-year-old Kelly Alcorn accepted a plea deal to a charge of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. 
The charge carries a sentence of up to one-year in county jail.
Alcorn will be sentenced in January.

An Orleans County correction officer has been injured in a fight with an inmate. 
Officer Janet Koehler, a 15-year veteran, was injured by 30-year-old Jeremy Rothmund who is currently being held in the Orleans County Jail in connection with an Albion bank robbery. Koehler was taken to Medina Memorial for treatment. 

Congressman Chris Collins' vote is in the no column on the measure that ends the federal government shutdown.  
Despite the bipartisan agreement, Collins says the agreement does not deal with any of the country's entitlement spending or deficit issues.  
The first term Republican says he did not come to Washington to kick the can down the road, and therefore could not support the bill.

Genesee County may need to exceed New York States 4-percent property tax cap in order to balance next year’s county budget.
County Manager Jay Gsell has released his 2014 Proposed Budget recommendation.
It calls for a county tax rate of 10-dollars, 11-cents per thousand..up 22-cents from last year’s tax rate.
The manager’s proposed budget now goes before the entire legislature.
They have the power to amend the spending plan and could increase or decrease the manager’s proposed budget.
The final county budget must be adopted by December 20th.
 
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