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The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Genesee County.
The warning goes into effect at Noon today and remains posted until 6pm tomorrow evening.
The Weather Service says Lake Effect snow could accumulate 6 to 12 inches in southern Genesee County and, depending on the winds, the snow could drift northward into Batavia.
Snowfall rates during Lake Effect Snows could be as much as 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Someone’s wallet was lifted at Walmart and an Alexander woman has been charged.
Genesee County Sheriffs Deputies say 43-year-old Sharon Awall of Dodgeson Road took a wallet containing jewelry worth more than a thousand dollars. Awall has been charged with Grand Larceny.

The city and town of Batavia are looking for a few good people to serve on the Consolidated Charter Task Force.
This task force will be responsible for drafting a revised City Charter which would become the governing document should the city and town ever become one Batavia.
The task force will consist of four town residents and four city residents, over 18, and not employed by either the town of the city. Spouses of city or town employees would also be excluded.
If you are interested in serving, fill out an application. They are available at the Batavia Town Clerk’s Office on West Main Street Road or the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

HSBC Bank has been ordered to pay one of the largest probate court rulings in state history.  A Surrogate judge has ordered the bank to shell out more than 25-and-a-half million dollars for allegedly mishandling the trust fund for the Seymour Knox family.  An attorney for the Knox family says the bank made bad decisions with the money and let the fund dwindle.  HSBC may be forced to pay even more when the judge takes up commissions, court fees and attorney's costs in January.  The bank says it plans to appeal.

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