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Rochester man uninjured in Le Roy plane crash

LE ROY -- A Rochester man escaped injury at about noon Saturday when his single-engine Cessna overturned on the runway at the Le Roy Airport.

Genesee County sheriff's deputies said Peter Bonneau, 61, told them the aircraft plowed into a snowbank before overturning. He said he was on a recreational flight from Monroe County Airport.

Bonneau was not injured, but the plane was heavily damaged, deputies said. A Federal Aviation Administration official from Rochester is investigating the crash.

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Alert employee stops fire at fueling station

NEWFANE -- An employee of Kenyon's Variety store on South Main Street acted quickly to contain a fire at about 11 p.m. Friday, after she spotted flames shooting from the gas pump where a customer was fueling his vehicle.

Francesca Howard called 911 and deployed the store's dry-powder fire-suppression system, which quickly contained the flames, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said. Miller Hose firefighters arrived at the scene. The cause of the fire was being investigated, and a damage estimate was unavailable.

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Woman says ride home from bar ends in rape

A woman told police that she was raped early Saturday by a man who she thought was going to give her a ride home from a bar.

The victim said she met the man at a bar on Jefferson Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight. She told police she asked him for a ride home and he agreed. She got into his car, which she described as tan in color and possibly a Ford Taurus. As he began to drive, she told him he was going the wrong way. The man told the woman he had to make a stop. He then drove her to an unknown location where he attacked her.

The woman got out of the car and walked six blocks before flagging down a taxi, which took her home. She then called 911 at 1:15 a.m. and was taken by Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated.

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Jamestown man charged in theft of a ladder

ELLERY -- Chautauqua County sheriff's officials have charged a Jamestown man for stealing a ladder from Dutch Hollow Road last May.

Roger W. Lampman Jr., 34, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, sheriff's officials said. Lampman was already being detained in the Chautauqua County Jail on unrelated charges, so a warrant was filed to detain him there until he can be arraigned in Ellery Court.

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