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He may have been Batavia’s most wanted, but no more.

DaShawn Butler is behind bars.
He’s the man Batavia Police have wanted in connection with a shooting on State Street.
Butler was arrested on Friday at a home on Walnut Street with information provided by a citizen.
Butler was taken into custody without incident.
He’s accused of firing a handgun at another person back on September 27th outside a home on State Street.

There is a public meeting tonight into plans by the State Department of Transportation to change traffic patterns on Route 5, Main Street, in LeRoy.
The DOT has proposed re-striping Route Five from the overpass to the golf course.
DOT Spokeswoman Lori Maher says research has shown that four-lane roads encourage speeding and quick lane changes. It’s also a tight squeeze for trucks and people parked on the street.
The meeting, organized by the LeRoy Business Council, will be held at 5:30 tonight in the LeRoy Town Hall.

Areas south and east of Buffalo continued to get pounded by lake effect snow.  
Snow was falling at a rate of three inches an hour yesterday in a 15 mile wide band that included Hamburg, Warsaw and Geneseo.  
The National Weather Service also reported that seven inches of snow fell in a two hour period in East Aurora.  

Two people are dead and three others are injured following a house fire in Olean.  The fire broke out after two a.m. yesterday on South Second Street, and arriving crews found the home completely engulfed in flames.  Three people inside were able to escape with minor injuries, but two others were trapped and died.  The victims have not been identified.

Dunkirk's aging power plan will be remaining open, and will be converting from coal to natural gas as its power source.  Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Dunkirk for the announcement yesterday, which he says will ensure that the plant will continue creating power and tax revenue for years to come.  The coal fired plant has been a fixture at the top of the state's list of biggest polluters.  Plant owner NRG will spend $150-million for the gas conversion, which is expected to be complete by 2015.
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