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WBTA, along with T-Shirts, Etc., and Optique Optical and more, are tenants.

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Deputies say he left the store without paying after he passed put, breaking his nose and a tooth.

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The department is still searching for the suspect of Monday's Five Star Bank robbery.

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28

Notre Dame girls and boys, Pembroke girls and Batavia boys are playing in their respective sectional title games this weekend -- all here on WBTA.

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28
  • One of the coldest mornings of the season...
  • UMMC announces full affiliation with Rochester General...
  • Erie Co. assemblyman wants IDA reforms

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The Highway Department has had to make some adjustments to how it treats roads since it doesn't always know if the salt orders will be fulfilled.

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UMMC will maintain its identity, but it allows the rural independent healthcare facility to grow and continue providing specialist services.

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27
  • Varysburg woman dies in Attica crash,
  • former Geneseee County legislator injured...
  • Earl Spraugue will not face additional trial

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District Attorney Lawrence Friedman says a determination was made that they couldn't proceed.

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It would see that no other states would be able to use federal funds for a program to provide free college classes for prison inmates.

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Route 5 is back open after it was closed this morning due to a broken gas main.

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26
  • Time Warner announces rate hike for TV and Internet...
  • Dental records needed to ID victims of Erie County fire...
  • Two Wyoming Co. fires cause major damage

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25

Dispatchers received a frantic 911 call this weekend from 50-year-old William Emmick’s 27-year-old daughter.

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Fires caused almost $500,000 in damage combined.

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25
  • Batavia Police seek female bank robbery suspect...
  • Final vote on city budget slated for Mar 10...
  • IBM to create 500 jobs in Western New York

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24

Gov. Cuomo made the announcement today in Amherst during his regional budget address.

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24

Around 2:15 this afternoon, a suspect entered the Five Star Bank on East Main St. and passed a note to a teller.

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24
  • Fire causes $50K damage to Bank St. apartment...
  • Silver chalice missing from St. James...
  • Schumer wants to restrict what your car can say about you

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23
  • Saturday was preciptation free in Batavia.
  • A power problem at Wal-Mart
  • A silver chalice is missing rom St. James Church.

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22
  • 13 Arrested in Livingston County Drug Bust
  • Attica Student Arrested for Threatening Teacher
  • Gillibrand, Collins Propose Naming Alden Post Office After Fallen Soldier

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21

Officers say he also threatened the teacher’s family.

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21

The Flood Warning is cancelled, and the High Wind Warning has been downgraded to an Advisory.

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21

A Batavia woman is wanted on a warrant.

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21

Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Collins say naming the post office after Sergeant Brett Gornewicz is a small step in recognizing his bravery and service to our country.

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21
  • Two Weather Warnings issued for Genesee County,
  • Tonawanda Creek rising but well below flood stage...
  • Rep Chris Collins proposes to block federal dollars for prisoner college

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20

He says Albany has its priorities "all screwed up," and is attempting to hinder the program from a federal level.

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20

He says he's had no talks with the Senecas and reiterated that his college classes for prisoners proposal would actually save taxpayer money.

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20

People staying in hotels and spending money locally has increased significantly.

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20
  • High Wind and Flood Watches posted...
  • LeRoyan indicted for attempted rape...
  • Reaction to college education for prisoners

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19

Police say he moved from the Village of LeRoy to Wyoming County and didn't report it within 10 days to Sex Offender Registry.

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The indictment says the victim was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.

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Rep. Collins is also speaking out about the governor's proposal he calls an "insult to law abiding citizens."

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19
  • State approves $1-million for new airport terminal...
  • Downs files ethics complaint against Seneca Nation...
  • Suicide Corners homeowner says truck crash was just "bad luck"

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18

The DOT proposed a roundabout and lowering the road for the accident-prone intersection, but it was defeated last year.

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18

It wants J-COPE to investigate alleged unregistered lobbying activities.

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18
  • Flood Watch posted for Thursday and Friday...
  • LeRoyans successfully oppose DOT traffic changes on Main St....
  • New Poll: 88-percent of NY'ers favor medical marijuana

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17

The Wind Advisory starts tonight, while the Flood Watch is posted for later this week.

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Public opinion helped sway the decision.

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17
  • Warmer temps could trigger ice jam flooding...
  • American Rock Salt tries to keep up with national demand...
  • President's Day Holiday closings

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15
  • New York Healthcare Facilities get $8 billion Medicare Waiver
  • Batavia Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Robbery
  • Hydrofracking supporters take fight to courts

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Edward Woods III of Vine Street pleaded guilty to a count of second-degree attempted robbery. There is no sentencing cap.

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14
  • More snow over night and a little more tomorrw.
  • A four car crash on route 98 injures one person.
  • Guns reportedly were reported stolen in a burglary on route 77.

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13

Its owner, Nina Kelso, 29, of Hutchins Street, has been charged with torturing or injuring an animal and failing to provide proper food.

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13
  • Weather causing problems on the East Coast.
  • Chesnut Street water main repair scheduled for today.
  • Police are asking for help in a hit and run last week on State Street.

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It occurred last Wednesday. Anyone with information should call Batavia Police.

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12
  • Two Town of Java residents are accused of possessing a young grivet monkey. 
  • Pavilion man is accused of stealing two vehicles and driving them into ditches.

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His wife and mother will also be involved with the twice daily 60-minute shows running from June 23 to Sept. 1.

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Rather than implement the proposed changes, the recommendations are being put out for public comment.

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12
  • The Drug Task Force makes an arrest.
  • Weather causing travel problems.
  • Today is the fifth anniversary of the plane crash in Clarence Center.

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11
  • There is a lake effect snow advisory for counties north of us.
  • City Council has come to a contract with the Fire Fighters union.
  • Firemen make quick work of a blaze in a home on West Main Street Road.

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10

Governor Cuomo calls the recommendations "another in a series of missteps by the board."

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10

Town of Batavia fire volunteers were dispatched to the working fire at 3885 just after 8:30 this morning with light smoke creeping from the roof.

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Genesee Community College also offers free appointments.

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10
  • Five officers hurt at Wyoming Correctional facility...
  • A case of suspected animal abuse in Batavia...
  • Schumer proposes immigration solution

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09
  • Another cold day is forecast with a little snow.
  • There's been another case of animal abuse in Batavia.
  • 3 Alleghany county residents arrested for operating a stolen car.

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  • Obama Signs Tillion-Dollar Agricultural Bill
  • Five People Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs in Wyoming County Last Summer
  • GCEDC Announces Meeting Open to the Public

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07

The alleged sales involved pills or heroin and occurred in Arcade and Perry.

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07

The same week a foot of snow got dumped across Genesee County, wind Chill values to start the weekend are expected to be as low as 15-below zero.

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07

Ruben Owens will attend the University of Arkansas on a full scholarship.

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07
  • Hiker identified from fatal fall in Letchworth gorge...
  • Former Niagara Falls police officer sentenced in Darien Lake assault...
  • State's pricey luxury box at The Ralph sat mostly empty

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06

You can now turn on your radios to listen to WBTA. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we addressed transmitter issues.

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06

The body of 21-year-old Stephen Bzibziak of North Tonawanda was recovered today.

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Kelly Alcorn has to complete 100 hours of community service and stay out of trouble with the law.

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06
  • Body of hiker found in Letcghworth State Park...
  • Buffalo couple charged with providing heroin that may have killed two Attica inmates...
  • Wind Chill Advisory posted for early tomorrow

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Legislature also approved a resolution to deny the use of County insignia on any material concerning the SAFE Act.

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...and later on today in Orleans County.

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Tonight's boys basketball game that was scheduled to be broadcast here on WBTA between Elba and Notre Dame is cancelled.

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05
  • County Nursing Home Aide charged with causing injury to 100 yr. old resident...
  • Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 p.m.
  • Wyoming Correctional Inmate stabbed by another prisoner

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 News Release from New York State Attorney General's Office   Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Sarah Wa...

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04

The nearly $1 trillion funds agricultural programs for five years.

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The National Weather Service says the highest totals will be south and east of the Thruway.

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Dustin Nicometo, 26, has a chance to receive an intermittent jail term followed by probation as part of the plea deal.

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04
  • Winter Storm Warning now posted for Genesee & orleans Counties...
  • Byron man arrested in break-in cold case...
  • Rochester man bites off brother's ear

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03

The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to heavy snowfall of four to eight inches and poor visibility.

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All nine tracks, including Batavia Downs, reportedly saw a decline in revenue with the extreme cold weather in January.

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The passenger was not hurt.

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03
  • Winter Storm Watch posted for area...
  • Actor and Fairport native Phillip Seymour Hoffman dies of drug overdose...
  • Erie County officials concerned over rise in heroin deaths

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  • Batavia City Schools Announce Kindergarten Registration
  • N.Y. Farm Bureau Outlines Legislative Priorities
  • PetCo Announces Reopening after Fire

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The absence of the Bills in the playoffs once again may be disheartening to many Buffalo fans, but there is one player playing in the Super Bowl on Su...

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