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A Batavia man is going to prison for 10 years.
32 year old Leon Bloom has been sentenced for breaking into the home of his ex-wife and choking her.
Bloom was convicted in May following a non-jury trial presided over by County Court Judge Robert Noonan.
Bloom has a long history of felony offenses to his name including robbery and grand larceny.

Batavia Police asking for help from the public to solve a strong arm robbery.
Police say the robber approached his victim at the corner of Washington and Tracy Avenues late Saturday night. No weapon was displayed. The victim was not injured but had to hand over some personal items.
If you have any information you are asked to call the confidential tip line at 345-6370.

An Akron woman is accused of stealing from her employer’s safe after she quit her job.
State Police charged 57-year-old Veronica Eckerson with petit larceny for allegedly stealing more than $400 from the unidentified business.
She was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Alabama court July 29.

Wegmans is recalling fruit that might have been contaminated with listeria. 
Wegmans says peaches, nectarines and plums, both organic and non-organic might have been contaminated.  Wegmans issued another recall for any pastries or baked goods that were made with the recalled fruit.  The store says if you purchased either one of the recalled items between the dates of June 1st and July 20th, you should throw them away immediately.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds an enormous 37-point lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in his re-election campaign. 
That's according to a new Siena College poll that shows the Democratic governor leading the Westchester County Executive 60 percent to 23 percent. 
Pollsters say Astorino's major hurdle is that with just 15 weeks to go before Election Day, most voters don't know who he is and those who do are divided on whether they like him.

Senator Charles Schumer is urging Congress to extend funding for federal highway and bridge improvement projects. 
The money is due to run out on August 1st and he says, if it does, it would have a dire impact on New Yorkers... 
Schumer figures his New York State would lose $1.6-billion a year if the Highway Transportation Fund runs dry. 

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