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A Batavia man has been jailed following what authorities are calling a roadside incident of domestic violence.

Daniel Delaura of Brooklyn Avenue was arrested over the weekend when he and his wife got into an argument while in their car near Route 39 in the Town of Castile.
DeLaura allegedly held wife inside the car and took her cell phone when she tried to call for help.
Eventually she was able to call 9-1-1.
Delaura tried to flee when deputies arrived but was collared after a brief chase and struggle.
DeLaura is facing a felony count of drunk driving and unlawful imprisonment among other charges.

29-year-old Nick Hawkins of LeRoy is facing charges of Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Mischief. Deputies say Hawkins was in a car on Black Street Road in Pavilion when he allegedly pepper sprayed the driver and front street passenger. No reason given.

The City of Batavia is now into its third year of implementing its Strategic Plan.
That plan started with citizen surveys and evolved into a list of priorities for city hall to focus on all in an effort to improve the quality of life in the city.
City manager Jason Molino took 45 minutes last night to outline accomplishments under the plan.

The Leroy Town Board has approved $400,000 in cash and in-kind services over the next three years to clear the way for an as yet unknown commercial development.
Officials are planning a 75-acre shovel-ready site at West Bergen Road and Route 19. 
The project is sponsored by the Genesee County Economic Development Center. The Village of LeRoy also needs to sign on to the project. Barbeau says crews could break ground as soon as this spring. There are a number of such sites located throughout Genesee County.

YWCA of Genesee County has announced the winners of its Fabulous Females Awards.
Alexis Hackmer, a freshman at Alexander Central School is the recipient of The Seedling Award
Shandi Seefeldt, a student at Roberts Wesleyan College and children's pastor at City Church is awarded The Petal Award
And local physician Dr. Mary O'Bear will be recognized with The 2013 Fabulous Females Blossom Award
All three will be celebrated at the luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Congratulations today to Andrew Beal, a student at John Kennedy School.
Andrew was a first place winner in the City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster contest.
Andrew is being driven to school today on a city fire engine.
Tomorrow, the other first place winner, Amelia McCulley, will receive a similar ride to St. Joseph’s school.
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