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The vandalism continues at Batavia’s Elmwood Cemetery.
In the latest attack, eight stones and two urns were knocked over.
Last weekend, 30 stones were toppled and weekend of April 5th, 25 stones were vandalized.
Batavia Police are investigating and continue to ask for information from the public.
If you know something that would be helpful to police call them at 345-63-50.

A Genesee County man is facing drunken driving charges after his vehicle ended up on the 18th fairway of an Erie County golf course.  Police say Robert Van Pelt of Basom left the car on the fairway of the Dande Farms Country Club in the town of Newstead and walked away. 
Police say he was quickly located and later found to have a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. 
He's charged with felony DWI and several other offenses.

A Mercy Flight medical helicopter is safely on the ground after an incident yesterday where a door flew off while in the air. 
The helicopter was flying to its base in Olean when the door flew off yesterday afternoon. 
The helicopter was able to land without incident on a baseball field in the town of Boston. 
There were no patients on the helicopter at the time, and none of the crew was injured.

Senator Chuck Schumer says teenagers could face a new danger.  Schumer wants to keep a new product called Palcohol from ever reaching store shelves.  He says the powdered alcohol mix is dangerous because it can be mixed with water, sprinkled onto food and even snorted. 
Schumer says Palcohol could become "the Kool-Aid of teenage binge drinking."

Rainy weather has caused the cancellation of the annual Rotary Baseball Tournament.
It had been scheduled for next Saturday. It will not be made up.
Schools need the date to make up regular league games.
But if you need one sure sign of summer, Darien Lake Theme Park opened for season ticket holders yesterday. It opens to the general public next Saturday.

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