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It will be another cold day in the Genesee Country. Overnight the area received a dusting of snow with another one to two inches expected today. The high is forecast to be 21 degrees. Yesterday the high in Batavia was 14 and the low 5, about 10 degrees below the average temperature for a February 8th. A little more snow is expected overnight with the total snowfall of one to three inches.

A Corfu man is behind bars this morning after being charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt of court. 55 year old Gary Gerevics of the Indian Falls Road was found to be in possession of firearms while an order of protection was in place. Gerevics was sent to the Genesee County jail in lieu of three thousand dollars cash bail.

There’s been another case of animal abuse. 29 year old Nina Kelso of Hutchins Street in Batavia has been charged with torturing or injuring
Animals and for failing to provide sustenance to an animal. She also was charged with owning and harboring an unlicensed Dog. Batavia Police as the result of a report that Kelso owned a pit bull that was extremely malnourished and weak. The dog has been taken to the State Street Animal Hospital where the dog is reported to be improving. Kelso will appear in Batavia City Court on February 18th.

26 year old Danny Torok Junior of the Dodgeson road in Alexander has been charged with Assault while confined to a correctional facility. Torok reportedly started a fight and caused injury to another person during the fight while in the Genesee County Jail. He’ll be arraigned in Batavia City court on Monday on the new charge.

25 year old Jason Klinkbeil of South Street in LeRoy has been arrested on an Bench Warrant. He was arrested after failing to comply with a warrant issued in drug court. He’s in jail with bail set at one hundred thousand dollars.
45 year old Mark Kemple of West Main Street Road in Batavia has been charged with Petit Larceny. He was arrested for allegedly stealing 13.67 cents in merchandise from the Batavia K-Mart.

Three persons from Allegheny County were arrested by Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies for operating a stolen car. They’re identified as 33 year old Paula Miller, 37 year old Anthony Logue and 19 year old Andrew Fuller. Miller and Fuller were also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of hypodermic needles. State Police from Amity New York received a report of a stolen vehicle early on Friday evening and with the assistance of On-Star was able to track the vehicle to route 15A in the town of Springwater. It was Paula Miller who was driving the car when stopped. All three are in the Livingston County Jail.

This winter's bitter cold temperatures in the Midwest have covered a stunning 79 percent of the Great Lakes in ice. That's not a record, but it’s well above the long-term average of about 51 percent. Lake Michigan is about 63 percent frozen. And Lake Huron is about 85 percent covered. Lake Erie, at 93 percent, had the most ice cover as of Saturday. The data comes from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. It tracks the ice cover because of its potential impacts on everything from hydropower generation to commercial shipping and fishing. Studying the ice cover also helps determine climate patterns and water levels.

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