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The Elmira woman accused of poisoning her two-year old Batavia stepson has avoided a murder conviction but was found guilty of First Degree Manslaughter.
24-year-old Melissa Englehardt was charged in the death of Andrew Cianfrini.  A Chemung County Court handed down the verdict in the three-day non-jury trial.
Englehardt was accused of lacing Andrew’s sippy cup with windshield washer fluid. 

It will be 20 years in prison for the man who tried to kill his ex-girlfriend’s father in Batavia.
30-year-old Andre Scott of Rochester received his sentence yesterday in Genesee County Court from Judge Robert Noonan. Scott was found guilty of Attempted Murder back in August, after setting a fire inside an Elm Street home in January.
Scott’s girlfriend had just broken up with him at the time; the girl’s father lived at the Elm Street address that Scott torched. Nobody was hurt in the blaze.

The Civil Service Employees Association had some harsh words for Governor David Paterson's layoff announcement.
The CSEA says that the governor's decision to layoff 900 state employees is “irresponsible and not supported by facts and reality.”
The layoffs are expected to take place before Paterson's term ends December 31st.

The losses at Kodak continue to mount but not as bad as Wall Street expected.  In the third quarter, the company lost 43-million dollars or about 16-cents per share.  Analysts had estimated the loss to be about 31-cents per share. 

Nearly 40 concerned residents attended a presentation about community building at the Richmond Memorial Library last night.  The event was sponsored by GCASA and included a presentation from Dr. Dan Webb and also featured comments by City Council President Mary Ann Clattenburg.  City Manager Jason Molino outlined a number of initiatives that City Council has taken to help rebuild neighborhoods including tax abatements for some home improvements.

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