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Flood Waters receding along the Tonawanda Creek
The water level on the Tonawanda Creek peaked at just under 10 feet at around 8 p.m. last night and started to recede by 9, according to measurements made by the USGS.
The National Weather Service recorded creek levels this morning at around 8.2 feet with normal water levels expected to return by Sunday.

LeRoy man facing DWI charges following one car crash.
23 year old Richard Mills of Myrtle Street in LeRoy was taken into custody following a crash on Keeney Road Wednesday night.
Mills was arrested and charged with DWI, Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance and moving from a lane unsafely.
He was released with an appearance ticket for August 8th in LeRoy Town Court.

Prison time for two Batavia men who each were involved in police standoff.
57 year old Bill Thomas of Batavia was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty at trial of Menacing a Police Officer.
Thomas allegedly lunged at an officer with a knife after a domestic dispute in March of last year.
58 year old Glenn Quintern of Batavia was sentenced to three years in state prison to be followed by five years post release supervision.
Quintern was sentenced on a Burglary conviction following a long string violations, and was previously involved in a police stand off after threatening to shoot his neighbors kids.
 28 year old Amber Heveron of Barre was sentenced to five years’ probation for stealing a number of batteries from around Genesee County last year.
Heveron along with 49 year old Bart Town of Alabama stole nearly 20 commercial grade batteries last summer.
Town sentenced to four to eight years in prison earlier this year. 

Following 24 years of service, a Corrections Officer in Batavia is honored as he works his last shift.
Darrell Klein began working at the Genesee County Jail with the intention of moving his way to the Sheriff’s Road Patrol.
It didn’t take him long to discover that the jail is where he could make his biggest impact.
Klein said,
“People misunderstand what inmates are all about.  They think they're bad people, they're not.  A lot of good people are here that made bad choices and it's nice to be able to help them when I can”

Yesterday was Klein’s last day on the job at the Genesee County Jail where he was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Sheriff William Sheron along with Undersheriff Gregory Walker and Jail Superintendent William Zipfel.

Apartment complex for East Main Street approved by County Planners.
The county Planning Board approved plans for a four-story, 55-unit apartment project on East Main Street.
Home Leasing LLC, in conjunction with Eagle Star housing, wants to build on a three parcel site along East Main where Mosman’s Wallpaper and Paint is now located.
17 of the apartments would be dedicated to homeless veterans.
Home Leasing hopes to begin construction on the 13-million dollar project by November, 2018.

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