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If you live in the Bank Street Area between Denio Street and Chandler Avenue, you may be without water this morning.  The City of Batavia Water and Wastewater Department is reporting a water main break on Denio Street about 1:30 this morning.  Crews are reportedly on site making the necessary repairs.

A Batavia couple has been charged with several felonies following a joint investigation by the Genesee County  Department of Social Services and the Batavia City Police.  Myron and Marlene Hartford of Vine Street were arrested following an investigation in Myron’s arrest for allegedly defrauding a Batavia woman of over 58 thousand dollars between September of 2009 and September of 2010.  That investigation revealed that the Hartford’s had failed to disclose money on forms they submitted to the Department of Social Services.  It’s alleged that the Hartford’s received just over twenty-five hundred dollars in Food Stamp Benefits to which they were not entitled. Both husband and wife have been charged with three counts of offering a False Instrument for filing and one count of Grand Jury.  They will appear in Batavia Town Court on Monday afternoon to answer to the charges.

A Byron teenager is in jail on a charge of criminal mischief.  17 year old Rachel Miller of Byron was arrested Friday evening after she forcibly opened a door causing the door to strike a wall which put a hole in the drywall.  She’s in jail with bail set at one hundred dollars.

A traffic stop by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies on Thursday night on Route 390 in Avon has led to the arreste of a Rochester man.  43-year-old Enoch Cray has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  He was stopped for a broken taillight.  The major part of this arrest is that Cray had a total of 53 suspensions and revocations.  This latest charge is a felony because under New York State Law, 10 or more suspensions on 10 or more different days results in the higher charge.  Cray is in the Livingston County jail with bail set at 10 thousand dollars.

Former Governor David Paterson has paid more than 62-thousand-dollars to settle an ethics charge relating to free Yankees tickets that he obtained for the 2009 World Series.  The state Public Integrity Commission found that Paterson had breached ethics laws when he took the tickets and falsely claimed that he had intended to pay for them all along.  Paterson attended the game with his son, his son's friend and two staff members and he did not perform any ceremonial function while there.

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