BATAVIA — It’s unknown what caused a small diesel fuel spill last week in the city, state Department of Environmental Conservation officials said.

MEDINA — Members of Medina’s community came together Wednesday to discuss police reform at the Medina Theater.

NEW YORK — An independent state task force of scientists and health experts will review the safety of any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine before doses are administered to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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ALBANY — The state must continue to reduce the number of incarcerated New Yorkers, panelists said during a legislative hearing Tuesday, as officials remain concerned about a potential second wave of COVID-19 in state prisons and the start of flu season.

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GAINESVILLE — A man is facing felony assault charges after he punched a Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy during a struggle on North Main Street Wednesday afternoon.

BATAVIA — As expected, a longtime emergency dispatcher who possessed child pornography was sentenced to three months in jail and 10 years probation Tuesday in Genesee County Court.

ALDEN — Union officials say two officers at Wende Correctional Facility were attacked by an inmate during a routine pat frisk for contraband last week.

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BATAVIA — Gathered in front of the steps of the old Genesee County courthouse in Batavia, mourners with candles took a moment to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering Supreme Court justice who passed away on Friday.

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RIDGEWAY — Three adults and two juveniles were arrested and accused of shooting chemical tanks and buildings at Helena Agri-Enterprises Monday afternoon, Orleans County Sheriff Christopher Bourke said.

New Yorkers unnecessarily paid more than $706 million in Medicaid payments over three years after oversight in the state Health Department led to improper charges for pharmacy services, according to audits released by the state comptroller Monday.

MURRAY — A question of campaign signs and the town’s zoning ordinance as up for discussion at Monday evening’s Town Board meeting.

ALBION — A Medina man who already has served two state prison terms for dealing drugs received a third term last week in Orleans County Court.

MURRAY — Orleans County sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a person stealing from a roadside stand cash box Monday uncovered more than just a simple petit theft.

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WARSAW — A Leicester man charged last month with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child in Livingston County accepted a plea deal in Wyoming County Court on numerous charges stemming from a police chase in the town of Perry earlier this year.

MEDINA — Every year Segunda Iglesia Fieles Discípulos de Jesucristo hosts a free community event in John E. Butts Memorial Park.

More than a dozen people are considered to have recovered from the COVID-19 since Friday, according to reports from county health departments in the four-county GLOW region.

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State Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday visited Rochester -- site of the grim death of Daniel Prude while in police custody -- to announce a new policy for releasing law enforcement officers’ body camera footage.

One day after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, political representatives from across the state — including Western New York — took time from a busy campaign season to mark her passing.

LE ROY — Every third Friday in September, the nation takes a moment to remember those who were taken prisoner or have gone missing while in action.

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators reintroduced a new version of a retired post office practice to provide an alternative for essential banking services to low-income and rural Americans, and ensure the nation’s postal service remains a public, nonprofit entity.