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Entries for October 2014

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An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division discovered a planned attack using an improvised weapon to cause serious injury to the victim.

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 The City of Batavia Fire Department is joining nearly 6,000 fire departments nationwide in promoting the annual Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries campaign on Sunday, November 2.

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A committee is moving plans forward.

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Both separate alleged incidents involved teens.

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  • Batavia company wins $500K in WNY business contest...
  • Settlement reached in Flight 3407 crash in Clarence...
  • Halloween Trick or Treating in Batavia: 6PM - 9PM tonight

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State Police are patrolling for pranks on the Thruway, while local departments are giving out tips -- and in one case, a trick-or-treat bag to keep kids safe.

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  • Job Fair for Furloughed Alpina workers...
  • Batavia couple arrested in Corfu for heroin possession...
  • The latest on gasoline prices in Genesee County

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Four persons are detained, two are arrested on unrelated warrants.

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  • UMMC back to normal from water main break...
  • Record high temps in WNY, the "s" word by the weekend...
  • Cuomo defends Ebola policy

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  • Troopers say an Albion man with two previous convictions the past two years, was stopped riding on the shoulder on Ridge Road in Albion.
  • A Wyoming County man – who registered a blood alcohol content of .20 -- was arrested for DWI in the Town of Bennington.

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The sheriff’s office the driver went to pass the combine with another vehicle coming the opposite direction. She went back to the lane but struck the combine, causing both to spin out of control.

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After about two hours, everything is back to normal at UMMC.

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  • Banks that pay taxes on abandon property hamper neighborhood improvement...
  • Six more acres sold in Bergen for auto auction lot...
  • Batavia Fire Dept. gets a "new" rescue vehicle

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In Batavia the Department of Transportation says it will benefit sidewalks on Summit, Liberty and South Liberty Streets and Washington Avenue.

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Bruce Reid, 52, was arrested on charges of possession of burglary tools and attempted petit larceny.

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As part of a writing assignment several weeks ago, two classes sent cards to the department showing their gratitude, along with a “survival kit” including candy. BPD wanted to return the favor and showed up with two police cars, answering questions and showing them the equipment up close.

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State Police say 24-year-old Casey LaFleur was spotted fleeing from the scene on Main Street, Clarence.

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Residents and businesses in the general area north of West Main Street and west of Bank Street may experience a temporary discoloration of the water.

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The Genesee County Economic Development Center board approves a land sale in Bergen to a national company specializing in auctioning totaled cars.

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  • Cuomo issues new Ebola policy...
  • Brockport resident arrested in Byron on weapons and drug charges...
  • Bills win over the Jets

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  • Pavilion woman arrested on drug charges
  • Antidote naloxone use in Attica
  • BHS drill becomes reality 

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Fire EMS personnel were called to a report of a heroin overdose at an Exchange Street apartment yesterday. There they found a 24-year-old resident unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. An officer began CPR while EMS personnel administered intranasal Nalaxone which revived the victim.

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it’s a familiar program to local residents, but now is partnered up with one of the most prominent cancer centers in the state.

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A father is facing charges after troopers say he falsely reported an incident involving the mother of his child as a form of retribution.

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Minutes after a planned K9 sweep exercise completed, the school was notified of a 'call of concern' from the community and went into lockout.

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Heather Castrechino, 38, of Warsaw pleaded guilty in Wyoming County Court Thursday to first-degree criminal sexual act in a fast-moving process that saw her arrested just two weeks ago and indicted two days ago.

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Citywide leaf collection is under way and will continue until Nov. 21.

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  • A Wyoming County man is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography.
  • A Castile couple is facing several drug charges after a violation of probation arrest allegedly turns up heroin-related drug materials.

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  • NYC first case of Ebola...
  • Tractor-Trailer accident ties up traffic in Batavia...
  • One Direction is coming to Buffalo

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New York State Police Troop T and citizen volunteers will conduct their 38th annual "Pumpkin Patrol" aimed at preventing Halloween pranks and protecting motorists along the New York State Thruway on Oct. 30 & 31.

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23

A big rig was traveling north on Oak Street with the SUV facing south preparing to turn left onto Richmond. The SUV sustained damage on the passenger side.

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23
  • A Town of York woman is accused of transferring 100-thousand dollars from her mother’s bank account to her own mortgage account.
  • An Oakfield man is charged with third-degree assault for allegedly punching a man in a face and causing him injuries.

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23
  • Study Hall monitor at York central accused of giving students alcohol...
  • Bail set for all three Afghan soldiers being held in Batavia...
  • Candidates for governor debate in Buffalo

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Now all three -- who were training with U.S. military when they escaped to Niagara Falls in September -- can released if bond is posted.

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  • Genesee County records lowest jobless rate in WNY...
  • Former Corfu court clerk sentenced...
  • Bennington town clerk arrested

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21

The document states that Robert Hertz allegedly unlawfully entered the building and stole several digital cameras, Microsoft Office software, wireless speakers and BOSE headphones.

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State Police is investigating the larceny of almost 400 flag holders which were discovered missing over the weekend. It’s unknown when the larceny may have taken place.

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It stood at 4.8 percent for September 2014.

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21
  • Batavia woman held in Rochester jewel heist...
  • NY Times endorses Cuomo...
  • Board of Elections extends hours

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20

The office will be open until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 21st, Wednesday, October 22nd, Tuesday October 28th and Wednesday October 29th. The office will also be open Saturday October 25th and November 1st from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.

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20

The Batavia Blue Devils (Friday) and Alexander Trojans (Saturday) will play first round matchups on WBTA.

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20
  • Medina High School grieves death of student...
  • Vine St. woman arrested in Niagara Falls...
  • City Firemen make "special delivery"

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19
  • The teenaged boy killed in an accident shooting in Shelby has been identified.
  • A Batavia woman arrested in Niagara Falls on a bench warrant.
  • Batavia Firefighters called on to do something else besides putting out a fire.

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18
  • Teenage victim of fatal shooting identified,
  • authorities say the death was "a tragic accident"
  • Batavia man arrested for petit larceny

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17

They “hard sell” on the telephone to convince taxpayers to send money.

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17

Mark Maltese is accused of robbing Best Western and Days Inn in the Town of Batavia as well as the 7-Eleven in Oakfield back in November 2013. He also allegedly burglarized the Rent-A-Center in the City and a Hutchins Street home months before.

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  • NY State ready for Ebola...
  • NYS unemployment rate lowest in six years, "but"..
  • Bills game sold out

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Along with the Town of Batavia's Inclusive Playground, Genesee County boasts two rare public spaces that encourage everyone to get involved.

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He designated eight hospitals equipped to care for potential patients including Rochester's URMC.

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Effective Monday, Oct. 20, the seasonal Yard Waste Station hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Also, leaf pick-up will tentatively start on Oct. 20.

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Two 20-year-olds were arrested after officers broke up an in-progress alleged heroin sale at a Lewiston Road business.

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The report from the Department of Labor indicates that much of upstate still suffers from a decreasing work force.

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  • Yogurt is the State Snack.
  • More drug arrests by the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force
  • Republic candidate for Governor, Rob Astorino campaigned in Western New York yesterday.

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15

Thanks to students at Byron-Bergen elementary school, it is now the official New York State snack.

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United Memorial Medical Center has adopted all of CDC and Department of Health guidelines and is holding unannounced drills.

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15

The separate incidents involve the sale of prescription pills, cocaine and heroin in the Towns of Batavia and Elba and the Village of Attica.

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The company cites the early termination of one of the company’s “principal contracts.”

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  • Alpina Foods is laying off 32 workers effective Sunday.
  • The Genesee County Local Drug Task force has made two arrests.
  • A Rochester man has been indicted for the stabbing of a Brockport College student last month.

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The City of Batavia says water service will be shutoff in the late morning for a few hours.

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The bill a year in the making and created from start to finish by the 4th-now 5th graders at Byron-Bergen Elementary School is on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

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14
  • The investigation continues into the recent rash of vehicle break-ins.
  • A state trooper spots some drug activity.
  • The NHL entry draft is coming back to Buffalo in 2016.

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13

While filling up the tank of his patrol vehicle last week, a trooper noticed a male subject handling a small quantity of pills on Park Road in the Town of Batavia.

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The area north of Main Street and west of Bank Street will be affected from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Those with incomes less than $58,000 can file returns online for free at tax.ny.gov.

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  • A Batavia man is facing a slew of charges after a chase on Judge Road in the Town of Alabama on Sunday afternoon.
  • A State Street man is accused of threatening another person with a knife.

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So far, deputies say there is no evidence of forced entry.

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  • It's the 8th anniversary of the "October Surprise"
  • A Penfield youth is killed in a hiking accident at Letchworth.
  • It's Columbus Day and there are the usual closures.

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  • Batavia man arrested for petit larceny
  • Life saving antidote
  • Lock Your Cars!
  • Level 3 sex offender
  • Letchworth state park fatality

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Emergency crews were called before 2 p.m. by the teen’s fellow hikers, his father and a young friend. He was confirmed dead about an hour later by rescue workers.

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10

With reports of car larcenies over the past several months across the county, officers say that simply locking cars significantly deters thieves from stealing valuables from inside.

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Heather Castrechino, 39, of Warsaw was arraigned and committed to the Wyoming County Jail on no bail on a charge of predatory sexual assault against a child.

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Most areas will be at or near peak.

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Officials say it's part of a joint community effort to fight opioid addiction. There will be a presentation Wednesday at Batavia High School.

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10
  • Two time loser gets probation on third felony...
  • Pegula holds news conference, 1st since becoming Bills' owner
  • Fire destroys home in Caledonia

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09

 To celebrate the completion of this project, an open house will be held on October 25, 2014 from 10 am to noon.

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The sheriff's office also conducted child safety seat inspections.

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09
  • Local dairy farm fined for E-coli contamination...
  • Pegula's unanimously approved as Bills' owners...
  • Police probe four Batavia business burglaries

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08

Only one, Sylvania’s Restaurant on Jackson Street, reported anything missing.

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Sen. Charles Schumer's office says this will allow the company to increase production 40 percent.

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The Attica Police Department responded to a report yesterday afternoon for a log tractor trailer that struck the Norfolk/Southern Railroad Overpass on Route 98 in the village.

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The friendly pitbull has been living at the county animal shelter for nine months as the litigation continued. With his former owner pleading guilty to a count of torturing an animal, officials hope he'll be adopted soon.

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The youngest of the trio remain in custody. They’re next due in court Oct. 22.

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The honorees this year include Jean DIFilippo (1971), Kevin Hanley (1971), Tom Rapone (1979), Bill Tretter (1982), Eileen Welch Zilliox (1983), Tom McCulley (1992) , Christine Vole (1999) , and Dan Bobo (2000).

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It was the first order of business and Terry and Kim Pegula were unanimously and quickly approved as the second ownership group in Buffalo Bills history.

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08

Federal authorities accused 38-year-old Robert Talbot of plotting to blow up government buildings and kill police officers in the Houston area.

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According to the DEC investigation, liquid manure seepage was linked to E.coli contamination in the wells along Lewiston Road and Oakfield-Batavia Townline Road this spring.

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Downtown traffic slowed

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08
  • NFL considers sale of Bills to Pegula...
  • NY State taking steps to keep Ebola out...
  • Cuomo holds 20 point lead in gov race

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Calin Fly was inside when a pick-up truck slammed through the living room of the Dansville home.

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New York State Education Commissioner John King says the low scores reflect a disturbing opportunity gap that must be closed.

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07
  • National Fuel predicts lower heating bills...
  • Audit released that led to arrest of Leroy Fire Dept. treasurer...
  • Laser pointer used against the Bills?

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Dennis Snow, the former treasurer, was charged with dozens of felonies upon his arrest in July.

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A Perry woman charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated is accused of head-butting two sheriff’s deputies. Shannon Kestler, 40, w...

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In the case of a medical emergency call 9-1-1.

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To make sure your vote counts, hit these deadlines.

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  • Arrest made in Aug. knife-point robbery...
  • Drug charges filed Harvester Ave. man...
  • Some openings in Batavia Pre-K program

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  • The weather becomes more fall like this week-end...
  • Woman found lying on floor of home charged with burglary...
  • More openings for Universal Pre-K

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  • Livingston Co. dug arrest...
  • Stafford man arrested on bench warrant...
  • Pre-K registration re-opened

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Roy Lane is accused of having sexual contact with a person under the age of 11.

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Sarah Saile is charged with DWAI drugs and second-degree assault as well. According to the indictment they stem from a Feb. 4 incident on Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Batavia.

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The Dansville Police Department reports that Calin Fly passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital last night. He had been trying to battle back from severe injuries suffered in the crash Monday.

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BPD is investigating the harboring of a minor and taking her across state lines.

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  • Cooler weather moves into area...
  • Marking Domestic Violence Awareness month in Batavia...
  • State launches new policy to combat campus sexual assaults

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  • Tour shows need for new police building...
  • Citation for youth officer involved in Stafford accident...
  • Three Afghan men in Batavia immigration hearing seek asylum from Taliban...

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How harsh the winter weather is is still a big factor.

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The event, which welcomed Rep. Chris Collins, is a local kick-off to National Disability Employment Awareness Month held each October.

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  • Batavia Police looking for runaway teen...
  • Student stabbed on campus of College at Brockport...
  • Dansville newborn in guarded condition with severe head injury

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