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A 19 year old Albion man dies when his pick-up truck strikes a tree on Allegany Road in the Town of Alabama.
Joseph Manley of Albion was pronounced dead at the scene late yesterday afternoon.
State Police say Manley was northbound on Allegany Road when he drifted into the opposite lane and then struck a tree.
Manley was alone in his pick-up.
Troopers say they are continuing to investigate.

Photo courtesy: NY State Police

Fire consumes a barn on Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Batavia.
Three volunteer fire companies answered the alarm around 2 yesterday afternoon.
The barn and several smaller buildings on the John and Verna Oehler property were destroyed.
No reported injuries.

Authorities now say Erick Miller’s reserve parachute failed to open Saturday when he plunged to his death while skydiving in the Town of Barre.
Also unknown is why Miller’s main parachute was found on the ground but unattached to his body.
Miller was an experienced skydiver and instructor with the Western New York Sky diving Club. He had made more than 700 jumps.
Investigators still looking for additional information.

A convicted child molester is facing additional jail time on child porn charges.
68 year old David Perry of Kendall is serving a four-year term for abusing five girls between the ages of 13 and 15.
He has now pled guilty to possessing 15-thousand child porn images.
He could get another four-years tacked on to his original sentence.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley criticizes Governor Cuomo for not vetoing millions in SAFE Act Funding.
Hawley pointed out that the Governor used his power to veto 154 items from the budget late last week, but continued to allow 4.6 million dollars in funding for the SAFE Act.
Hawley is co-sponsoring legislation to allow the SAFE Act to be implemented in the five boroughs of New York City, but essentially repealed in upstate New York.

Uber is wasting no time getting a foothold in western New York. 
The ride-sharing service has announced a partnership with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres allowing for pick-up and drop-off areas at New Era Field and KeyBank. 
The partnership begins today with Bills' draft-themed prizes for riders who get Thurman Thomas as their Uber driver.

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