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An Orleans County woman is sentenced to two years in prison for stealing a half-million dollars from Medina Memorial Hospital.
58-year-old Linda Rakonczay of Middleport was a payroll clerk at the hospital.
Authorities say Rakonczay took the money over a 10 year period by submitted reports to the hospital’s bank that allowed the money to flow directly into her personal account.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says Rakonczay will be required to pay the hospital back and another $93,000 she owes to the IRS.

An investigation is underway into the death of a SUNY Geneseo student in an off campus fraternity house. 
The body of 20-year-old Alex Davis was found in an upper floor bedroom of the Phi Sigma Xi fraternity house on Center Street.  Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to the Monroe County medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

There is a budget vote today for the Richmond Memorial Library.
The tax levy is about $19,000 more than last year.
Voting takes place from 9a.m. until 9p.m. today at the library. Any registered voter living in the Batavia City School District is eligible to vote.

A Livingston County Sheriff's deputy succumbs to cancer just five Months after her diagnosis.
Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the entire department is mourning the loss of colleague and friend, Deputy Carrie Merrick.
Carrie was diagnosed with cancer in January of this year.
Deputy Merrick was hired by the Sheriff's Office in 2007 and assigned to the Corrections Division.

Batavia Downs set a record for Kentucky Derby wagering.
Western Regional Off-Track Betting said Saturday’s Kentucky Derby raked in almost $2.2-million in wagers.
It beat the previous record set in 2012 which was just over $2-million.

Construction crews have converged on the Old Genesee County Courthouse.
They are replacing the Cedar Shingles on the roof that have been there for 40 years. Repairs are also being done to the wooden cupola at the top of the building.

The Buffalo diocese bishop is visiting Batavia Friday.
Bishop Richard Malone will celebrate mass at St. Joseph’s at 11 a.m. with the students of St. Joe’s and Notre Dame.
Following the mass, Bishop Malone will tour both schools.
The public is welcome to attend.

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