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We were warned: brutally cold weather this morning and the winds are to blame.
The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Chill Advisory for this morning.
Southwest winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow during the morning commute. Wind Chills could drop to 15 below zero.

The Genesee Community College community saddened over the death of one of their students and the serious injury to another.
19-year-old Delores Opoku-Boateng was killed yesterday when the car in which she was riding crossed into the opposite side of West Main Street Road and struck an SUV head-on.
Delores was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 21-year-old Levert Kimble, also a GCC student, suffered serious injuries and was taken to ECMC.
The driver of the SUV was identified as 31-year-old Justin Jaszko. He was treated for lesser injuries at UMMC.
No charges have been filed in connection with the accident.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigated, the Town of Batavia Fire Department responded. Read original story HERE

A Pembroke snowmobiler was taken to ECMC after he struck a tree and was ejected from his machine.
23-year-old Nathan Swimline of Boyce Road was injured last night on a marked snowmobile trial near Angling Road.

Authorities have now identified the man killed in a weekend fire in Alden.
He was 71-year-old Thomas Tedesco of Clarence.
Investigators still cannot explain what he was doing in the house.
He did not live there and had no relationship to the homeowner.
Police said the house was unoccupied since another fire last November.

Former fugitive and convicted cop killer Ralph “Bucky” Phillips has withdrawn his lawsuit again two local sheriff’s.
Phillips has dropped his suit against Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace and Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss.
Philips was sentenced to life in prison for shooting and killing New York State Trooper Joseph Longobardo.

Senator Schumer is offering a way to ease travelers' concerns about full body scanner images being distributed.  Schumer proposes anyone convicted of circulating the images be fined up to 100-thousand dollars and jailed for up to a year.  The Security Screening Confidential Data Privacy Act would be an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration bill if it were passed.

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