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A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect for later this afternoon and tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for northern Erie and all of Genesee County from 4 this afternoon until 1 a.m. tomorrow morning.
The weather service is predicting less than an inch of snow this afternoon and up to three inches tonight.
Winds out of the west at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 35 mph, could produce blowing and drifting snow.

The Batavia City Council has held its final meeting of the year.
Council said good-bye to Council President Tim Buckley, who has served as a city lawmaker since 2006, and councilman at large Jim Russell, who has served several terms on council, at different times.
Buckley and Russell will be replaced by John DeLeo and Gene Jankowski at the council’s organizational meeting set for January 8th.

A Bergen man is facing charges after deputies find two young children unsecured in a car that was involved in an accident. 
27-year-old Samuel Smith of Townline Road is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Deputies say they found two children ages 7 and 3 months in the back seat of the car without any safety restraint at the time of the collision.

An Attica man allegedly hit a five-year-old girl, violating an order of protection.
29-year-old Joshua Sullivan of Meadow Lane was arrested following the incident Friday night on North Street. 
Sullivan is charged with Menacing and Criminal Contempt.
Attica Police say he had already been served an order of protection to stay away from the girl. 
Sullivan was locked up in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. 

An Elba man is accused of subjecting a girl under age 14 to sexual contact.
32-year-old Frank Morrison of Bridge Road is charged with second-degree Sex Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Morrison was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail. 
An order of protection was issued for the victim.

State Education Commissioner John King is defending his decision to send his own children to private school.  King says it's not because he is uncomfortable with public school.  He says the decision was made to find the right environment for his children. King also denies sending his kids to private school so they won't be subject to the Common Core standards.
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