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Entries for October 2013

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How does Genesee Community College -- six hours away from New York City and in an agricultural county -- succeed with its fashion program? WBTA's Sloane Martin explored the department.

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  • NYS says "No" to roundabout at Suicide Corners... 
  • High Wind Warning takes effect late tonight...
  • Batavia Downs backs Proposition One

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Instead, it agreed today to add enhanced signage at the intersection of Route 20 and East Road.

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The measure would allow up to seven private, Las Vegas-style casinos in the Southern Tier, Catskills and Capital Region.

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Get ready for trick-or-treating tomorrow wherever you live in Genesee County.

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By making small adjustments to costume and decoration choices on Halloween, danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased.

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  • Suspected bank robbers arrested in Pembroke... 
  • Time running out for get absentee ballots...
  • LeRoy to hold Halloween parade

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The GCEDC and the Town are working to woo potential companies for a commercial development project, but first construction has to start on a shovel-ready site.

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  • Batavia man arrested following roadside incident of domestic violence...
  • City of Batavia touts strategic plan accomplishments...
  • LeRoy hopes if they build it, they will come

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Plan has saved money and improved city services 

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The three will be honored Nov. 16 at Noon at GCC.

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State Police will continue its longstanding “Pumpkin Patrol” program on Thursday to be sure the roads are safe and free of pranksters.

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Daniel DiLaura was allegedly in violation of an order of protection against his wife.

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Hear LeRoy and Alexander try to advance (and the latter compete for a sectional title) this weekend on WBTA.

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Officer have re-interviewed children involved with the complaint and followed up leads.

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527 pounds of unwanted prescription medications and hypodermic instruments were turned in last Saturday.

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  • Freeze warning issued for Genesee & Orleans Counties...
  • New York AG wants Attica secret report opened...
  • Batavia City Council meets this evening

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  • Ranzenhofer launches campaign to stop Electronic Benefit Card Abuse
  • Three hospitalized in two-car crash
  • A pair of political meetings in Batavia this week 

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Alexander woman honored by state business association

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The Public Assistance Integrity Act could preserve $120 million for those who responsibly depend on the system, he says.

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You’ll need to keep an eye on your Halloween decorations.

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Starting at 7:15 tonight 6-1 LeRoy takes on Dansville at Hartwood Park in a Class C Section V quarterfinal.

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25
  • Attica man pleads to attempted child-porn charges...
  • Upgraded charges lodged against suspect in 7-11 robbery...
  • Batavia Polcie say recently shootings not likely gang related 

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for a recent shots-fired incident in the City of Batavia and continue to investigate another.

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Authorities say it will greatly benefit New York farms by instilling a sense of predicability.

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It takes place Fri., Nov. 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Batavia High School library.

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  • Suspected Batavia child abuser found in Albion...   
  • Dunkin Donuts coming to LeRoy
  • Hillary Clinton in Western New York

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Batavia is the company’s newest location.

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Maintaining a consistent office presence and finances figured into the consolidation decision for the Town of LeRoy.

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23

Bring unwanted or unused prescription medications or syringes to the Batavia Police Department, LeRoy Police Department or the Pembroke Town Highway Barns with no questions asked.

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23
  • Suspected Niagara County child molester arrested in Batavia...
  • Freeze Warning issued for early tomorrow morning...
  • Prescription drug take-back this Saturday 

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There're several reasons why many Genesee County older adults need rides to medical appointments in Buffalo or Rochester, but providing a ride is just the beginning of the community service aspect.

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22
  • Genesee County Grand Jury indicts past felons on new charges...
  • Hillary Clinton in WNY tomorrow...
  • New Poll: 56% favor expansion of casino gaming in New York 

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It says he allegedly entered the store on Oct. 6, stole money and injured and threatened the clerk.

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Both have served jail time for violent sex crimes in the past.

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The campaign is to provide at-risk children that attend school in Batavia with brand-new, American-made coats for the winter.

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21
  • Police continue to hunt for State St. shooting suspect...
  • Accident in Stafford leads to DWI charge...
  • Gasoline prices drop nationally, but local prices? 

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20
  • Suspect in State St. shooting remains at large...
  • BPD asks for help in Liberty St. Burglary... 
  • Arrest made in LeRoy Tops disturbance

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The Richmond Memorial Library will be closed today, October 19, due to water damage. The libarary is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,...

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19
  • Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Batavia Man in State Street Shots-Fired Incident
  • Three Rochester Men Arrested for Theft in Batavia Wal-Mart
  • Federal Agencies Back Open in Batavia 

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City of Batavia Police also have an update on the Jackson Street shots-fired incident from Oct. 8.

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All three were arraigned in Batavia Town Court and ordered held without bail on felony grand larceny charges.

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The Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District has begun moving from its temporary headquarters back to the USDA Service Center on Liberty Street.

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Right next door is the Empire Coating company where chemicals were located; the fire didn't spread.

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Quite a transformation at Batavia Downs...

No one injured when Byron woman strikes a mobile home...

State Court upholds Doll conviction...

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It's just phase one of a $27 million renovation but the look, design and atmosphere are much different.

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In doing do it also upheld an emergency exemption to Miranda rights.

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17
  • Batavia woman, with lengthy rap sheet, sentenced to state prison...
  • Orleans County corrections injured by inmate...
  • Collins votes "no" on bill to end government shutdown 

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16

Authorities say the men targeted seasonal homes or other structures in remote areas where the residents were not likely to be present.

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It calls for a county tax rate of $10.11 per thousand -- up $0.22 from last year’s tax rate.

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Officer Janet Koehler, a 15-year veteran, was injured by 30-year-old Jeremy Rothmund who is currently being held in connection to an Albion bank robbery.

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Kelly Alcorn, 48, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, in accepting a plea deal in County Court today.

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Latoya Jackson pleaded guilty to injuring two people with a knife in a fight on Liberty Street in August.

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Prior to joining ESL, Blevins held several positions at Five Star Bank, in Batavia. She also served as manager of Key Bank’s Batavia location.

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  • Car crashes through Pembroke home... 
  • Car tractor-trailer tanker collide in Orleans County...
  • City Council approves police station study

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15

Officials are waiting on word from the state but are hopeful it won't delay phase 2 of the communications upgrade project too much.

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15

It may be eight months from the start of the 2014 season but preparations are being made.

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The event is grant-funded which can pay for the services. The hospital also offers financial aid if any follow-up care is needed.

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  • City Council considers consultant for Police Station...
  • Deadlines approach for absentee ballots...
  • Governor Trump??... 

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If you aren't already registered, absentee will be the way to vote Nov. 5.

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14
  • A Town of Batavia man has been jailed for allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at another person.
  • An Alabama man is accused of breaking into a Bloomingdale Road home and forcibly touching the intimate parts of a person inside.

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  • Columbus Day Holiday closings...
  • Cuomo calls federal default "very scary" possibility...
  • Troopers warn of deer activity on Thruway... 

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12
  • Sheriff's Office Investigating Vandalism at Stafford Park
  • Alexander Man Arrested for Copper Theft
  • GCC Cougarettes to Perform Prior to Bills Game

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11

Residents of Genesee County utilized the discount card to fill more than 26,000 prescriptions and collectively saved more than $1 million since the start of the program.

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Recordings from the cameras show two white men in their early 20s using a BB or pellet gun to shoot the cameras and damage the surrounding area of the shelter at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

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The investigation is ongoing but authorities say both alcohol and excessive speed appear to be factors in the crash. Charges are pending his recovery.

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Todd Arnold, 44, of Broadway Road is currently incarcerated in the Genesee County Jail on unrelated charges. He was arraigned on the newest ones and re-committed to jail on an additional $150,000 bail.

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The sheriff's offie is looking for the owner.

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The local TV blackout will be lifted.

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  • Shane Bell pleads not guilty in bar brawl that left victim in coma...
  • Batavia woman faces felony drug charges...
  • Bills TV blackout looms 

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In addition to the usual Friday vendors, the market will be hosting local craft vendors as well as area district sales representatives -- gourmet kitchen items, handbags, pet grooming, etc.

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Shane Bell is accused of punching a man in the head in August that caused the victim to be in a coma.

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“Selling to the Government – The Whole Story,” and “Foreign Trade Zone Basics: What is an FTZ and Does it Make Sense for My Company?”

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Traffic at the Batavia Thruway exchange as well as paving in the Vilage of Elba could delay the afternoon commute.

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  • A State Street man allegedly unlawfully entered the home of a family member and assaulted and strangled the victim there in front of children.
  • A North Spruce Street man is charged with Forcible Touching and Unlawful Imprisonment following a domestic incident.

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  • 10 forced to evacuate Ellicott St. apartment building...
  • Fire destroys home in Pavilion, no one is injured
  • Attica inmate, serving time for manslaughter, found with shank. 

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Senior Correction Officer Richard Calkins officially enters retirement from the department after his shift Thursday.

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Multiple fire companies responded to the fire this afternoon on Telephone Road.

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The female victim was taken to Strong for further treatment.

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09

5k Chair Melissa A. George stated that money raised from this event will be used for various community projects, tripling the projected amount.

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09

For the second year in a row, the Empire State has been dubbed as having the worst business climate in the nation.

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The Health Department says that number surpasses any other state.

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09
  • The new Health Exchange is up and running in NYS...
  • Wegmans employees being offered an early buy out...
  • Bills fans get a look at planned improvements at the Ralph...

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Tom Turnbull – who spent the last 38 years at the Daily News, also serving as publisher – had his first day on the job Monday and was formally introduced at a mixer at Terry Hills.

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The yard waste station on Law Street where residents can bring “green” matter is also open until the beginning of December.

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08
  • Police arrest a man believed to have robbed a local 7-11...
  • Hospice of Batavia is moving to a new office...
  • John Dwyer to be honored by St. Joseph School...
  • A traffic stop in Orleans County leads to drug charges...

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Michael Kraatz, 34, is in jail with no bail set on felony charges of Robbery
and Grand Larceny as well as Resisting Arrest.

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It's made day-to-day tasks a hassle.

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The road will be closed most of this week between Routes 20 and 354. A detour will be posted.

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Two alleged domestic violence incidents in Batavia…

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07
  • Police beat
  • Recapping an exciting weekend in Batavia
  • WNY pumpkin growing contest

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05
  • Man Indicted in Harvester Assault Case
  • Police Investigating Le Roy Tops Robbery
  • Veterans Can Now List Status on License

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The cheese-making company is expanding while the yogurt-produing company is planning renovations and improvements.

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Police are searching for the suspect involved in an armed robbery in LeRoy today.

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 Gov. Cuomo says it will make it easier for veterans to receive benefits to which they’re entitled as well a showing pride in having honorably served our country.

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  • Batavia Downs to reopen today...
  • High speed chase in Warsaw, man indicted...
  • Veterans can receive special recognition on license

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The cheese makers are working on a $2 million project to install a reverse-osmosis system at their Corfu facility.

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Among the eligible toys this year are the Magic 8 Ball, the board games chess and Clue, Pac Man, Nerf toys and the rubber duck.

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A power brown out may have caused the electrical problem.   

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  • City shows off potential redevelopment sites...
  • Town of Batavia approves final plans for Tim Horton's...
  • Still glitches with state Health Insurance Exchange website 

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A part of the Batavia Opportunity Area Project, the City hosted developers and investors to showcase its redevelopment and Brownfield sites.

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A vacant building will have to be demolished before construction can begin.

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Gov. Cuomo signed a bill into law restoring funding to programs and services that assist the developmentally disabled.

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The panel, whose first task will be addressing New York's sky-high property taxes, will be headed by former governor George Pataki.

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Genesee ARC kicked off October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with an employer appreciation breakfast at the Genesee ARC Community Center.  

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100 participate, some men in high heels 

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  • Day two of NY State Health Insurance exchange...
  • Rep. Collins refuses pay while gov is shutdown...
  • Four arrested for drug dealing in Orleans County 

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Women -- and men -- are donning high heels today for a walk to promote domestic violence prevention education and supporting victims in Batavia.

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It's part of the Affordable Care Act. Around 5-6,000 uninsured Genesee County residents should research their health plan options.

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  • Attica woman charged with stealing from her Stafford employer...
  • A walk in Stilettos to fight domestic violence...
  • New gaming floor to open Friday at Downs 

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