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Western New York is under a Winter Weather Advisory.
It applies to Batavia and Genesee County.
We’ve already received 3 to 4 inches of new snow overnight. Another 2 to 3 inches of snow is expected during the day.
Some roads are very slippery this morning, especially intersections, where saltshakers have yet to treat the road surface.

What has happened to civil discourse?
The Arizona shooting tragedy is still fresh and a couple of weeks ago a shooting during a school board meeting in Florida comes to mind.
Closer to home, at Monday night’s meeting of the Albion Town Board, police had to be called to remove a man became unruly. Town Supervisor
Judith Koehler asked 49-year-old James Babcock to leave the meeting
Someone hit a panic alarm and that brought in police. Babcock was removed and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

A Darien woman is now facing 3 Felony Assault charges for allegedly shooting her husband last August. Prosecutors say Patricia Hardesty, in a fit of rage following a weekend-long fight with her husband Robert…pulled out a 22-caliber rifle and shot him in the leg.

School Districts across New York State worried about the potential loss of state aid with a new governor.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to make drastic spending cuts in the state budget. And since education one of the most expensive programs in the state, many fear school funding will be on the chopping block.
Count Batavia City School Superintendent Margaret Puzio among them.
Read the entire story from WBTA's Geoff Redick HERE.

Verizon Wireless is now carrying the iPhone.
A news conference in New York City today confirmed the report. Verizon, already one of the biggest cell phone carriers in the nation, will offer the hugely popular Apple iPhone to customers. Sales are expected to begin sometime this month.
iPhone works like any smartphone, but Apple offers users an exclusive library of thousands of “apps” – that’s short for application. “Apps” are small software programs for phones.
We here at WBTA have our own iPhone app, and it’s free for you. Just use your iPhone to log-on to Apple’s “App Store,” and search WBTA. You can hear us streaming live, anywhere – 24/7.

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