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Written by on April 3, 2019

LeRoy man remains hospitalized after falling from a moving vehicle.
According to LeRoy Police, LeRoy resident 48 year old Shawn Cross was the man who was seriously injured after reportedly falling out of a moving vehicle on Lake Street in the Village.
Cross sustained a severe head injury in an incident late Saturday afternoon in which he reportedly exited a moving vehicle, lost his balance and fell, striking the pavement.
57 year old Lorie Litolff of Craigie Street LeRoy was reportedly driving at the time and has since been arrested on a felony count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident along with a count of DWI and failure to submit to a breath test.
Litolff and Cross were apparently engaged in a verbal argument prior to him exiting the vehicle according to several witnesses at the scene.
Cross remains in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester while Litolff was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Hotel harassment ends in arrest for a Batavia man.
25 year old Ryan Wetsell was apprehended by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies following an alleged incident at a hotel on Federal Drive in Batavia last Thursday night.
Wetsell was charged with second degree Harassment after according to deputies he grabbed and struck another person in the face.
He was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on April 22nd.

Disturbance in Batavia lands an Elba man in lock-up.
Batavia Police took 34 year old Dorsie McGill Jr. of Quaker Hill Road into custody after responding to an address on North Spruce Street Sunday afternoon.
McGill was accused of kicking in the front door of a family member’s home and entering without permission.
He was charged with Criminal Mischief and Trespassing and remanded to the county clink in lieu of $1,500 bail.

Now that the state budget has been passed, Albany lawmakers are turning their attention to the rest of this year’s legislative agenda.
The main item is legalizing recreational marijuana, which was supposed to be part of the budget.
Governor Cuomo said earlier this week he’s optimistic a law can be passed before lawmakers leave Albany in June.
Other items under consideration include new rent regulations and a way for undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers’ licenses.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says a plan by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea.
The New York Democrat said yesterday he believes the GOP is playing with people’s lives and health.
Schumer also said his party will fight with everything it has to keep the Affordable Care Act intact.
President Trump says he’s planning to make health care a part of his 2020 re-election platform.

Columbia Ave in the city will be undergoing water service repair today.
The City of Batavia Water Department will be repairing a water leak on Columbia Avenue this morning.
The water will be turned off from North Street to Ellsworth Avenue and crews will attempt to keep water service interruption to a minimum.


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