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Except for the magazine restriction.

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  • A propane tanker rollover shut down a major Genesee County intersection.
  • Fire causes almost half-a-million-dollars in damage to a Town of Bennington garage.
  • Skeletal remains have been found in South Carolina, not far from the location where a teenager from the town of Chili went missing almost five years ago

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The trio raised a total of $2,181.35 and Jerry was the overall top fund raiser for a fifth year in a row with an impressive $1,796.35.

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Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Msdison says the goal is to remind travelers to take breaks to combat fatigue to stay safe on the road.

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The National Weather Service forecast shows a fresh arctic air mass moving into New York State for the next couple of days.

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Senior Justice Fagan was named the MVP.

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It was a joint effort between the group and the community.

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The two-story garage and all of its contents were a total loss.

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The National Weather Service predicts it will impact the morning commute.

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As members of different leagues, it's not often the Batavia high school teams face off.

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30
  • Corfu man killed in Alden accident,
  • victim as yet to be identified...
  • NYS minimum wage goes up on Wednesday 

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  • A Corfu man dies in a two vehicle accident in Alden.
  • A house fire in East Pembroke
  • Minimum wage increases on Wednesday.

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  • Genesee County Sheriff's Office Announces New Hire
  • STAR Tax Exemption Deadline Looms 
  • Target Discovers More Bad News
  • NSA Phone Tracking Ruled Legal

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Deputy Andrew Hale is a 2002 high school graduate of Batavia High School.

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  • Stafford man killed in when car overturns in swamp,
  • LeRoy woman injured in same accident at Iroquois refuge...
  • Genesee County unemployment rate holds steady

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UPDATE: Orleans County Sheriff's Office identifies the victims as a Stafford man and a LeRoy woman.

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It’s been a drastic improvement for the county whose unemployment rate a year ago was 7.5 percent.

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New York has heightened its texting-while-driving and Leandra’s Law penalties under Gov. Cuomo.

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Officials say a malfunction of the boiler caused of fire.

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  • Missing Darien man, found dead,
  • Police say no foul play suspected...
  • Congressman Tom Reed accepts federal healthcare benefit

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  • Flood Warning lifted in Genesee County,
  • Tonawanda Creek is receding here...
  • Another woman comes forward alledging misconduct by assemblyman 

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Today is the final day people can register for health insurance through New York's exchange in order to have coverage begin Jan. 1.

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  • Flood Warning for Tonawanda Creek, although level is receding...
  • Some isolated power outages in Genesee county...
  • Fatal accident in Town of Batavia 

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  • A Pavilion man has been killed in a car tractor trailer truck accident on Route 63 
  • Weather has caused numerous power problems 
  • A felony DWI arrest following an accident.

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  • Flood Warning until Monday afternoon 

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  • Missing Basom Woman Found
  • City of Batavia Unveils New Website 
  • Cheektowaga Assemblyman Accused of Sexual Harassment

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Officials say Joy Howard, 49, walked into a police station to announce she was not missing.

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All the key information is still at batavianewyork.com, just in a cleaner and most aesthetically pleasing fashion.

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Four streets are named "worth a drive" 

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  • Two weather watches posted:
  • Winter Strom Watch and Flood Watch...
  • Kohl's Dept Store eyes Batavia location

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The approximate three-month course covered training in the areas of building and open area searches, obedience, tracking, drug detection, and handler protection.

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The Batavia P.B.A. will match, up to 100 pounds of food, donated by the public for a worthy cause.

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The news comes as the FCC announced this week that it wants to eliminate sports blackout rules.

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Starting 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Two other retailers could be coming as well.

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  • A Batavia man is accused of stealing from Main Street Pizza.
  • A Raymond Avenue man was jailed on $10,000 bail following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
  • An Orleans County man was jailed without bail after he allegedly assaulted an officer.

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January 2009 was the last time it was this low.

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  • Fire destroys home in Wyoming County...
  • Batavia man jailed for punching girlfriend's refrigerator...
  • New York State teachers highest paid in nation 

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  • Fire destroys home in Wyoming County...
  • Cause of POlean double-fatal fire may never be known...
  • New York State teachers, highest paid in nation 

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With hilly and flat terrain to choose from, Genesee County has a lot to offer passionate snowmobilers.

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Officials say the fire started in the trailer due to combustibles close to the wood stove and spread to the house.

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  • Brockport man dies in Bus-Car crash in Orleans County... 
  • 15-percent of county property owners have yet to register for STAR exemption...
  • Lake Effect Snow advisory in Wyoming County

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A wire came down on Pearl Street and might have looked like a fire or explosion, but it wasn't.

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It’s proposing making it a two-lane road with a center turn lane to allow more space for traffic and trucks, as well as more room for people parking on the street.

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The deadline (a soft one) is Dec. 31 with hundreds of dollars up for grabs.

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Commissioner Joseph D'Amico says Trooper David Cunniff was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a tractor trailer in the patorl vehicle.

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The driver who was pronounced dead at the scene was identified by the Sheriff’s Office.

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Owner Ralph Wilson Jr. apparently will not be coming to the rescue for the third time this season to scoop up the 16,000 reported unsold tickets.

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The canines, along with 11 others from around the state and their handlers, are graduating from the K-9 Academy Graduation today in Albany.

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  • Mega-millions lottery hits $586-million...
  • Batavia woman arrested for allegedly possessing metal baton...
  • Two new canine recruits join State Police Troop A in Batavia

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With community support through its 2013 fundraiser, the PBA was able to assist two families dealing with financial troubles and abuses involving children.

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  • A Batavia woman is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
  • A 25-year-old Wyoming County man is charged with felony DWI.

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Elba native and president Dean Norton outlines successes and challenges for the NYFB at its annual meeting.

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  • DaShawn Butler arrested for State St. shooting...
  • Meeting tonight on DOT plans for Rt 5 in LeRoy...
  • Two die in Olean house fire

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  • Wyoming County is under Lake Effect Snow Advisory...
  • State St. shooter arrested, DeShawn Butler captured...
  • State DOT to discuss Route 5 plan at LeRoy meeting

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  • Earl Sprague found guilty
  • Batavia Man arrested in connection to State Street shooting
  • Three hospitalized after one-car crash

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow Saturday and 3 to 5 inches Sa...

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Deputy Chad Minuto is named the Officer of the Year and Communications Coordinator Russell Lang receives the Distinguished Service Award.

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The LeRoy Business Council is holding a meeting Monday at 5:30 at the Town Hall with a Department of Transportation representative to discuss restriping Route 5.

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The former Alabama man has been found guilty on all counts except criminal solicitiation.

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From successful events at Byron-Bergen and GCC to the City of Batavia Police Department's upcoming food drive, groups in Genesee County are making their Christmastime contributions.

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  • Attica & Wyoming Central Schools closed...
  • John Kennedy School in Batavia is open
  • Jury deliberates verdict in case against accused child molester

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  • Attica & Wyoming Central Schools are closed today due to weather.
  • John Kennedy School in Batavia will be open.

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Joy Howard last seen Monday at the M&T Bank branch in Clarence.

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Officials say slippery road conditions and imprudent speed led to a one-car crash today.

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One to three inches of new snow is expected to fall today with another five to nine tonight and into the early morning.

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The district has announced a public hearing will be held this Tuesday to discuss expending funds from the Repair Reserve to replace and repair equipment.

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They're accused of burglarizing a cabin in the Town of Genesee Falls in April and stealing a gun and other hunting items.

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With interest growing from companies and other SUNY schools drafting plans, Genesee Community College says it's still learning about the program.

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Authorities say the Byron man "possibly" had a medical incident while he was helping.

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  • Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Genesee County...
  • John Kennedy Intermediate School closed again today...
  • Thruway re-opens after heavy snow between Dunkirk and Silver Creek

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John Kennedy will be closed tomorrow with the ongoing power issues. Jackson Primary will reopen tomorrow.

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It includes a girls basketball game against Byron-Bergen.

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The National Weather service forecasts a snow accumulation total of six to nine inches today.

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  • Two Batavia City schools close due to power and heating issues...
  • Attica and Wyoming Central schools close due to weather...
  • Missing Baby Jesus found on Hutchins Street 

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  • Jackson Primary and John Kennedy Intermediate Schools closed today.
  • Batavia Middle School and Batavia High School are OPEN.
  • Attica Central and Wyoming Central Schools closed due to weather.

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As many other NYS municipalities scramble to have the law delayed or find a way to comply without wasting money, the City of Batavia goes unaffected.

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  • A Buffalo man is accused of driving in Alden with a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit.
  • Two Western New York men allegedly sold heroin on two occasions in the Village of Attica.

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  • Lake Effect Snow Advisory issued for Genesee County...
  • Batavia City Council holds final meeting of the year...
  • State Education Comissioner sends own kids to private school 

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From 4 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • An Elba man is accused of subjecting a girl under age 14 to sexual contact.
  • An Attica man allegedly hit a five-year-old girl, violating an order of protection.
  • A Bergen man is facing charges after deputies allegedly find two young children unsecured after a motor vehicle accident.

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Authorities say cold temperatures caused fire hoses to freeze and very slippery road conditions hampered firefighters’ efforts at the scene and the three tanker fill sites.

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It happened at about 5 this morning at Routes 20 and 63.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory posted until 11am ...
  • Batavia City Council to meet tonight...
  • Schumer insists on railroad safety equipment

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  • Four men arrested for 32 burglaries in three counties,
  • four of the break ins occured in Oakfield... 
  • Fire damages a home in LeRoy

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Albion Police announced that they have made four arrests in connection to a series of burglaries that date back as far as last summer. Police claim t...

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  • Car Strikes Manure Hauler, Three Hospitalized including Two Children
  • WBTA Police Beat
  • Buffalo Man Charged after Clarion Inn Altercation

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It was shut down in 2013 because of the government sequester cuts.

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A car driven by a Bergen man drove directly into the back of the liquid manure tanker Friday morning on Townline Road.

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Three indictments were issued.

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If you're out Christmas shopping, make sure to pick up a new, unwrapped toy and bring by Ken Barrett's West Main Street showroom!

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  •  A Genesee County Jail inmate has died.
  • New York State Colleges rank 2nd in the number of foreign students.
  • The city of Buffalo is trying to find ways to keep the city's only theatre open.

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Whether it's just a refresher or time to have a more serious talk, it's important for older drivers to stay up-to-date with driver safety.

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FASNY offers tips on how to keep Christmas decorations fire-safe this holiday season.

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Two people, including an 86-year-old woman, are hospitalized after a car loses control on Route 63 in Bethany and crosses over the double line.

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The Sheriff’s Office says there is no sign of foul play.

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  • LeRoy couple to serve jail time for interfering with police...
  • Testimony enters second day in trial of accused child molester,
  • Earl Sprague also charged with trying to hire hit man

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All have been treated and released from hospitals.

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Donald and Elaina Mead were arrested on Fathers' Day 2012 when they interfered with the arrest of their son.

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  • An Alexander man with a felony criminal history allegedly was found in possession of two firearms.
  • A Batavia man is charged with felony DWI.

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It’s installing Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs at two exits where there have historically been wrong-way driver crashes, including one in Buffalo.

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  • Cornelius Robbins, former president of GCC, dies at 82...
  • LeRoy Police locate missing go cart, but who took it?
  • Batavia Police try to track down hit and run driver 

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Dr. Robbins served as president from 1970 to 1975. Under Dr. Robbins' leadership, the current Batavia Campus opened, replacing the temporary storefront campus on West Main Street Road. Dr. Robbins was 82.

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It's for $14,500. It will be used to make exterior improvements to Seymour Place and provide more visibility for the Batavia organization.

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The reported stolen go-cart from this morning is apparently the same vehicle that was mysteriously found in the beginning of October by a golfer on the 3rd hole of the LeRoy County Club.

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Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Tompkins Insurance in Batavia discuss how the process has impacted small businesses.

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Police say the truck struck two vehicles and fled the scene on Nov. 22 at around 5:30 p.m. on Liberty Street near Ellicott Street.

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LeRoy Police asking for help from the public  

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  • Local troopers write tickets by the hundreds over Holiday...
  • Mary Pat Hancock to be honored by Chamber...
  • Perry woman charged with welfare fraud

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Stan's Harley Davidson on West Saile Road can save 50% a month on their bill while helping the environment.

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  • A Bergen man is facing a felony charge for allegedly using a stolen check in the City of Batavia.
  • A Stafford man is accused of possessing an illegal knife following a property damage accident in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • A 68-year-old Media man is charged with felony DWI in Oakfield.

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Legislature Chair Mary Pat Hancock receives Wolcott J. Humphrey award for community leadership

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  • NYC train derailment kills four, injuries dozens...
  • Five hospitalized in Batavia crash...
  • Bills drop another in Toronto 

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  • A little warmer today in the Genesee Country.
  • 5 injured in a two car accident in the City.
  • A slew of arrests over the week-end.

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