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Batavia Police have released more information about the arrest of a woman accused  of intentionally killing her infant.

Police say that late Thursday night, they were called to a 'suspicious condition' at 208 Liberty Street in Batavia.

Officers found a dead infant at the home, and detectives were able to determine that the child was born at home, and that the mother, 28 year old Christina Colantino, kept the deceased infant there for a prolonged period of time.

Trillium Health Merges With MOCHA Center

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After collaborating for years, Trillium Health and MOCHA are joining forces. Trillium is dedicated to LGBT Health, and the MOCHA center to reaching LGBT communities of color.

"Young men between the ages of 13 and 26, young men who have sex with men of color account for almost 50-percent of new HIV infections in the United States," said Dr. William Valenti, senior vice president and staff physician at Trillium Health. He’s been connected to the evolution of much of the prevention and treatment of HIV in Rochester for decades.

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BATAVIA (AP) A woman from Batavia has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant daughter and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.

Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman says 28-year-old Christina Colantonio was arraigned Saturday on a second-degree murder charge.

Police discovered the baby's body Thursday when someone called 911. Police would not say Saturday how the child died, but Friedman said evidence shows it was "an intentional death.''

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ALBANY (AP) State wildlife officials say hunters are expected to kill fewer deer in the upcoming big game season because deer mortality over the past winter will result in fewer antlerless deer permits in parts of the state.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says last winter was more severe than average, with prolonged periods of deep snow and subzero temperatures - particularly in the western Catskills and southwestern New York.

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Rochester fire investigators continue to look into a cause for a four-alarm fire that started on the roof of a high-rise apartment complex downtown. Flames could be seen shooting into the air from a good portion of downtown.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the PittsburghSteelers on Saturday.

Manuel started the game by engineering two scoring drives — including a 67-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay — on Buffalo's first two series. And the third-year player then re-entered the game in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard touchdown pass.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his last race.

The track lived up to its reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites" when 16-1 long shot Keen Ice held off American Pharoah by three-quarters of a length in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes — a result that seems almost unfathomable.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a race car driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in Canandaigua even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.

The lawyer noted five other cars drove around Ward during a yellow caution flag before Stewart"revved his engine and ran him over." He called Stewart's legal papers in response to the lawsuit "appalling."

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CANANDAIGUA (AP) State police are investigating an accident in the Finger Lakes region that claimed the life of a teenage bicyclist.

Troopers say a tractor-trailer rig that was stopped at a light Friday afternoon on state routes 5-and-20 in the Town of Geneva struck and killed a 17-year-old boy after the light turned green.

The operator of the rig, 64-year-old Edward Hicks of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, made a right turn and did not see 17-year-old Jealousis Pereria, who was parallel to the truck and pedaling forward when he was hit.

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NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

Kevin Ward Jr.'s family filed a lawsuit this month that accused Stewart of gross negligence, saying he gunned his engine and put his card into a skid as the 20-year-old Ward walked on the track after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014.

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