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State Park Police identify the hiker who died after falling into a gorge at Letchworth State Park.
The body of 21-year-old Stephen Bzibziak of North Tonawanda was recovered yesterday.
Park Police said Bzibziak called 911 for help Wednesday afternoon after falling into the Genesee River Gorge, but was disconnected. They were able to determine his location after pinging his cellphone.
Officials believe he died from his injuries, but a cause of death has not been determined.
The death occurred not far from where a state trooper died during a training exercise last fall.

The former Niagara Falls Police Officer, who admitted she assaulted a Darien lake concert patron two years ago, has been sentenced in Genesee County Court.
46 year old Kelly Alcorn received a one-year conditional discharge after her guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of assault.
Alcorn admitted she was drunk when she wrestled a woman to the ground and caused her to suffer a head injury.
The conditional discharge means that if Alcorn stays out of trouble for a year, the charge against her will be dropped.
Alcorn left the Niagara Falls Police Department voluntarily after being placed on a administrative leave.

From the police blotter this morning:
18 year old Nathan Crawford of Hutchins Street, Batavia:
He was arrested on a charge of public lewdness.
Police Crawford exposed himself to another person on East Main Street.

New York State's I Love New York hospitality suite did not attract much of a crowd this season. 
The suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium seats 16 people, and more than half of the seats went unused during the Bills seven game schedule.  During the final two games of the season, the suite sat completely empty. 
Officials say a highly selective process is used to pick people for the suite, with only those who could bring jobs, tourism or trade to the region were allowed to use the seats.

Vice President Joe Biden apparently doesn't think much of New York's LaGuardia Airport. Biden said if he blindfolded someone, took him to LaGuardia and asked him where he was, he'd think he was in some third world country.The Port Authority quickly fired back saying it's fast-tracking a three-point-six-billion-dollar plan to build a new world-class terminal at LaGuardia.  Just last month Governor Andrew Cuomo called it "a disgrace" that LaGuardia ranks as the worst airport in America. 

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# bonny
Friday, February 07, 2014 4:44 PM
wow! empty seats that could have been raffled or provided to a charity instead of paying for empty air...come on Albany wake up and smell the loss.... these suites are pricey.....how many of our tax dollars were used for this? does anyone know the cost of this suite? another waste of our tax dollars

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