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From the big blizzard to the big thaw - 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Genesee County, and most of Western New York, from tomorrow morning through Sunday afternoon.
Rain combined with near 50-degree temperatures will trigger a significant snow melt.
Ice jams have already become a problem in several rivers and creeks.

Genesee County has gone to its own treasurer’s office to fill its second managerial seat.
Matt Landers, who had been the county’s deputy treasurer, has been named Assistant County Manager.
Landers replaces former Assistant Manager Frank Ciaccia who had announced his retirement almost two years ago but has remained on the job until the post was permanently filled.
Landers assumes his new job on February 1st.

We have some new information about the city’s latest armed robbery.
A pizza delivery person was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night on Jackson St.
We now know the delivery person was a woman and the thieves got away with 85-dollars.
The suspects are described as black males, between 18 and 24 years of age, and both were wearing face masks.
Batavia Police asking for help from the public.
If you have any information contact the Batavia Police.
You can also use the confidential Tip Line at 345-63-70.

More details are emerging about the proposed 105-million-dollar genomic medicine project being proposed for Buffalo.  Officials say the project will create more than 600 new jobs, with two unnamed companies expected to move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  The plan calls for a collaboration between the University at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the data driven field of personalized genomic medicine.

Democrats in the New York Assembly are wasting no time in advancing their plan to speed the calendar on a minimum wage increase.  Democrats introduced legislation yesterday that would increase the minimum wage to nine-dollars an hour at the end of the year.  That would be a full year ahead of the schedule in a bill passed by the Assembly last spring.  The new legislation would also tie future increases of the minimum wage to inflation.
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