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An apparent house fire on Broadway Road in Alexander last night appears to have at least one family out of a home for the holidays.
Reports of the fire came in just before 7:00pm yesterday evening. According to dispatchers, the house was a two-story structure. As many as nine fire companies either responded to the scene or were on standby.
There is no word on damage estimates this morning.
Traffic was backed up on Broadway Road for hours. That’s Route 20, which normally carries heavy truck traffic.

A bizarre car accident in Caledonia has resulted in a DWI charge for one woman.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies tell WBTA that on Thursday night, 22-year-old Stephanie Nasso was driving down Maxwell Station Road in the Town of Caledonia, when suddenly, a herd of large Belgian horses ran into the roadway. Naso struck one of horses, heavily damaging her vehicle. She and one passenger received only minor injuries. They were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital as a precaution.
Deputies arrested Nasso after allegedly finding her intoxicated. She also charged with an Open Container in the Car.
As for the horse - it’s apparently just fine. After the accident, the horse ran off. Owner Richard Estes found it a short while later, and says it only suffered some scrapes and cuts.

A Batavia man has been arrested for allegedly pawning computers in one store – after renting them from another store.
Batavia Police report 33-year-old Vincent Henring of Ellicott Street was cuffed yesterday afternoon. Henring had apparently gotten two laptop computers from a local “rent-to-own” store, and then took them to a pawn shop and tried to sell them off.
Henring was charged with two counts of Petit Larceny. He’ll appear in City Court on Tuesday.

An Alexander woman arrested for an alleged DWI.
Batavia Police report that 30-year-old Veronica Garcia was stopped on Pearl Street Road in the City last night after an officer observed her speeding.
She was subsequently allegedly found intoxicated. She is now due in City Court on Wednesday.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department has announced their annual slate of department awards for 2010.
The Officer of the Year is Deputy Edward E. Vlack. Sheriff Gary Maha says Deputy Vlack has distinguished himself in service to citizens, over a now 20-year career. He has taken on extra duties in the Civil Bureau, and can always be counted on in times of need.
The department’s Distinguished Service Award goes to Financial Clerk and Typist Jane Ferrando. Over the past year, Sheriff Maha says Jane apparently picked up the slack several times, and did the work of three people in Records Department and the Civil Bureau. Jane Ferrando continues to go above and beyond the call of duty, according to the Sheriff.
Some notable longevity awards: Youth Officer John Dehm, Senior Dispatcher Gary Diegelman and Senior Dispatcher Joyce Anderson are all marking 30 years of Service. Chief Deputy of Road Patrol Gordon Dibble, Chief Deputy of Investigations Jerome Brewster, and Warrant Officer Eric Olson are all marking 35 years on the force.

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