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A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for tomorrow night through Wednesday night. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow – up to six inches of new snowfall – and areas of poor visibility.
The Watch includes all of Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is being remembered in Fairport, where he attended high school before moving on to Hollywood stardom.  
The 46-year-old actor died yesterday in New York City of an apparent drug overdose.  
Hoffman graduated from Fairport High School in the mid 1980s before moving on to NYU and later to winning a 2006 Academy Award for best actor in Capote.  
Hoffman occasionally returned to Fairport High School high school to visit.

Concerns are rising in the Buffalo area after three deaths related to the use of heroin have occurred in the last week.  Police say two people were found dead in a Lancaster motel last weekend, and a known South Buffalo drug addict died as a result of taking the drug as well.  Officials are not sure whether the deaths were because of overdoses or whether the heroin had been laced with something toxic.  

From the local police blotter:

59-year-old Stephen Quigley, who Batavia Police describe as homeless, has been locked up on 5-thosuand dollars bail.
Quigley was charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing loose change from a parked car on West Main St.

37-year-old Woodrow Horseman of State Street: he was charged with stealing several cases of beer from Tops. Horseman was given an appearance ticket.

43-year-old Terry Ann Espinosa of West Main Rd.: she’s been charged with falsely reporting an incident. Batavia Police say Terry reported a larceny that never happened. 

The Super Bowl took place last night in New Jersey, but many of the economic benefits of the event are being felt in New York.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says the game being held just across the river will generate around 300-million-dollars in economic activity in New York.  The governor says that revenue will benefit the entire state, as the Taste NY initiative that highlights local products and tourism in New York State has been heavily promoted at game events this past week.  
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