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The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Western New York until 11a.m.

The weather service cautions drivers to beware of very slippery conditions caused by freezing drizzle.
Icy conditions were blamed for an accident this morning at Texaco Town.
A tractor trailer apparently went out of control and has closed Route 63 in Pavilion between Transit Road and Route 20. 
A one car rollover earlier this morning on Rout 490 in LeRoy is likely blamed on icy conditions.
Both occupants of the car were taken to Strong Memorial, their conditions are unknown.

Batavia City Council is meeting tonight.
Lawmakers will be asked to approve almost $15,000 to cover legal costs from an old lawsuit that the city won.
City insurance didn’t cover all the lawyer fees. 
Persons wishing to speak to council should sign in with the city clerk prior to the meeting.

Fire damaged a home in LeRoy over the weekend.
Flames broke out at 82-61 Gully Road on Saturday night sending four volunteer departments to the scene.
Early indications are that a overheated woodstove caused a portion of the roof to catch fire.
There were no injuries.

Rochester city officials are not saying whether the police department owns cell phone surveillance equipment.  Officials are refusing to reveal whether police have purchased a device called a Stingray, a portable device that acts as a cell tower and grabs data from cell phones.  

Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding that the Federal Railroad Administration immediately begin requiring safety monitoring systems on trains.  
The systems consist of inward and outward facing cameras on locomotives to monitor train crew performance and safety. 
The National Transportation Safety Board recommended five years ago that these systems be put into place but no action has been taken.

An Erie County man who claimed that he found an injured puppy while hunting now admits that he made up the story.  
When confronted by police, the man admitted that he accidentally injured the dog.  He said he couldn’t afford the cost of veterinary care for the dog's injured leg, so he concocted the story in order to get the dog treatment.  The man will not face any charges but agreed to surrender the dog.
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