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A suspected Batavia drug dealer has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
44-year-old Kenneth Munnings could get 20 years and a $1 million fine.
Prosecutors say wiretaps showed that Munnings obtained large quantities of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines from a drug network in Rochester and distributed them in Genesee County.

Martin Basinait, the head of Western Region Off-Track Betting is retiring. Basinait turned in his letter to the OTB board yesterday announcing his retirement in February.
One of Basinait’s biggest accomplishments during his tenure was the revival of Batavia Downs and convincing OTB to buy the facility and bring harness racing back to the track.

A Livingston County woman returns to court today to answer charges that she pointed a gun at police.
45-year-old Lisa Tucker is charged with Menacing a Police Officer, a felony.
Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an Avon residence Tuesday following reports of an intoxicated and physically abusive woman there.
When they arrived, they allegedly found Tucker aiming a pistol at them.
Deputies were able to talk Tucker down. The pistol was recovered and found to be loaded. Several other guns were found in the home.
Tucker was sent to Livingston County Jail on 50-thousand dollars bail.

A new report ranks New York among the nation's worst for average time spent in the hospital emergency room.  In 2009, New Yorkers on average were discharged nearly five hours after being admitted to the ER, putting the state 46th in the nation.  Iowa had the shortest emergency room waits at just under three hours, while Utah was the longest at more than eight hours.

A suspicious package was found in Dunkirk near the Lake Erie shoreline. The bomb squad responded. The package appeared to be a Styrofoam cooler with electronic devices and wiring inside. 
The Chautauqua County bomb squad used a robot to examine the item and then blew it up. 
Further investigation revealed it was a part to a weather balloon.

 

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