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We are not done with Lake Effect Snow.
The National Weather Service has posted a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Genesee and Orleans Counties until midnight tonight.
Three to five inches of new snow is expected by tonight, visibility under a half-mile at times with winds of 15 to 30 mph..

Footprints in the snow led LeRoy lawmen to some teenage thieves.
LeRoy Police report they arrested a 17-year-old from LeRoy and a 16-year-old from Stafford and charged them with Petit and Conspiracy.
Police said the pair was spotted running through the Hilltop Drive area entering cars and taking items from the vehicles.
A 15-year-old was also involved in the caper, he will be referred to family court.

A Batavia man is behind county bars until he comes up with a thousand dollars bail.
39-year-old Martin Jones of South Main Street is charged with Harassment.
Batavia Police say Jones was arrested after a former girlfriend complained that Jones had hit her last night at her Spencer Court apartment.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says he will introduce legislation to make the distribution of body-scanner images illegal. 
Right now there is no law preventing Transportation Safety Administration workers from going public with scanner images taken at airports. 
The TSA is supposed to delete the images shortly after the body scanners are used.  The scanners were recently installed at airports nationwide.  Many groups including the American Civil Liberties Union have argued the machines are too invasive. 

Work is wrapping up on the multi-million dollar expansion of United Memorial Medical Center.
This morning the contractor will be testing the hospital’s new sprinkler system. It uses so much water it could cause a discoloration of water in homes nearby the hospital.
If you live near the hospital, you may want to put off doing your laundry until the test is over.


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