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Local lawmen put an accused thief and forger behind bars.
29-year-old Dustin Locicero of Gibson Street, Bergen, is facing a felony charge of Grand Larceny and seven counts of forgery.
Deputies say Locicero stole $7,000 worth of jewelry, coins and personal checks from three individuals. Deputies said Locicero then forged some of the checks and cashed them.
Deputies say they found Locicero hiding behind a mobile home in Bergen when they arrested him.
He is now in the Genesee County Jail without bail.

Health Department officials in nearby Erie County are warning parents with infants to be careful in how they keep their babies warm.  The county health department says there have been six infant deaths this month, with three of them coming while the child was sleeping in bed with a parent. 
In two of the other deaths, infants suffocated in their cribs because of an excessive amount of blankets. 

Vice President Joe Biden says manufacturing is coming back, and community colleges will play an important role in addressing the issue.  Biden and his wife Jill were at Monroe Community College in Rochester yesterday to speak to around 300 people about job training.  The vice president also toured the precision machine lab at the college's Applied Technology Center in Brighton, wearing safety glasses as he greeted students. 

A former homeland security supervisor is heading to prison for five years for possessing and sharing child pornography.  Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Steven Metz of Hamburg possessed more than 600 child porn images and videos on his home computer.  Metz also admits that he shared the images and videos with others by e-mail.  Metz was a 16 year veteran of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and a terrorism expert who says visits to sex clubs in Toronto sent him off a moral cliff..

New York has recaptured a spot in the top three milk producers in the country.  New York has edged above Idaho to reclaim the third spot on the list that it previously held between 1972 and 2009.  Last year marked the fourth consecutive year that the state has increased milk production, with the demand in large part linked to huge growth in the yogurt industry. 


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