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Congress has delayed action on increasing rates on student loans. Lawmakers are trying to figure out if it’s possible to keep rates low on a Federal Stafford Loan considering the government would save $6-billion by boosting rates. If a law passes rates would double from 3.4% to 6.8% by this July.

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Darien Lake theme park is set to open next Saturday, May12th.

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Republican Congressional Candidate David Bellavia says he’s challenging his opponents to release their tax returns.

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  • City Police bust up brawl...
  • Oakfield man threatens to punch pregnant woman...
  • LeRoy police seek suspect in excavator caper

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  • A Hard Freeze Warning in Effect.
  • A Mt. Morris apartment building collapses injuring 3 people.
  • The Erie Canal is open for the season.

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  • Batavia Repbulican Congressional Candidate Bellavia was late on paying taxes
  • Three state troopers suspended for transporting prostitutes
  • Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bloomberg at odds over teacher evaluations 

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Republican Congressional candidate David Bellavia is answering questions regarding his personal finances.

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The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for Friday, April 27th until Saturday, April 28th for all of Western New York.

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It’s a project that helps people get odd jobs done around the house while raising money for a well known service club. The LeRoy Rotary club has been running the rent a Rotarian project for the past six years.

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The rates on a student loan will increase this July. The percentage rates will double on Federal Stafford Student Loans from 3.4% to 6.8%.

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  • LeRoy man gets seven years for assault...
  • Veteran Batavia Town Board member resigns...
  • Three state troopers suspended in prositution scandal 

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A Town of Batavia board member has resigned. John Gerace resigned from his position more than a week ago. 

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New York Officials have argreed to June 15th for daredevil Nik Wallenda to tight rope across Niagara Falls. 

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  • Batavia Downs to begin $27-million project ...
  • Wallenda to walk Fall's wire June 15...
  • Call before you dig!

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A multi-million dollar expansion project will begin immediately for Batavia Downs Casino.

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As the warm weather starts to hit so do the construction projects. National Fuel is reminding contractors, excavators and even people getting ready to plant a tree of shrub to call 811 before they dig.

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A new law is under consideration in the State Assembly that would allow for publicly financed political campaigns in New York State.

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25
  • Medina police officer allegedly  tips suspect to drug raid
  • Three Batavia residents treated following natural gas leak
  • The "Invisible Wounds of War" mental health issues facing vets

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There will be a forum at City Church at 7p.m.Tuesday. The presentation is entitled “Understanding the Invisible Wounds of War” and will discusses the seriousness of mental health issues our veterans are facing.  

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This years Batavia Spring Carnival has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled to take place starting April, 25th through April, 30th in the parking lot adjacent Alva and Bank.

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The public is getting its first look at the document that would govern a combined city and town of Batavia.

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A Batavia woman collects more than $17,000 in benefits authorities say she was not entitled to 

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  • Draft City/Town of Batavia charter revealed...
  • City Police Chief Baker retires Friday...
  • New police chief to be named in two weeks

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The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off program will be held this Saturday, April 28th in Genesee County from 10a.m. until 2p.m.

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The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter warning for Genesee, Northern Erie, Orleans and Niagara Counties. 

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23
  • Winter Storm closes some schools
  • Concern for snow laden tree branches
  • Two die in Town of Batavia crash

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Some area schools are closed.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow. The warning is in effect from 2 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. The storm watch is no longer in effect.

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Head-on crash kills drivers of both vehicles 

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch. The watch is in effect from Sunday evening through 7:00 p.m. Monday.

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21
  • Earth Day festivities are taking place in Batavia
  • St. James Church restoration is nearing completion
  • Missing Albion man is found

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Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich was in Buffalo Friday morning.

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On Friday April 20th, Batavia will host A triple-A baseball team at Dwyer Stadium.

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20

Eight people from three families safely escape flames that ripped through a multi-family home onMaple Street in Batavia.

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20
  • 20 years to life in prison for a Bergen man.
  • Triple A baseball comes to Batavia tonight
  • The Batavia Animal Hospital is expanding

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The New Batavia Animal Hospital will be built by fall 2012. Perry Veterinary Clinic bought the vet hospital from Dr. Raymond Pray in October, 2011.

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People who steal a family pet in New York State could soon be sent to prison.

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Bergen sex-offender will spend 20 years to life in prison. 45-year-old Stephen Stone plead guilty to predatory sexual assault in county court Thursday.

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19
  • No arrests yesterday in Batavia for passing stopped school buses.
  • Opertion Hang-Up will be in operation next week.
  • The increase in the minimum wage is New York State is a hot topic.

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The telephone at the Genesee County Jail is back up and running.

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18

 Eastman Kodak announces more layoffs as part of its ongoing restructuring plan.

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The debate is continuing across the state on whether to increase minimum wage.

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This Saturday, April 21st the City Of Batavia Fire Department will be holding a child safety seat check.

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New York State Park Police confirm human remains were in fact found in Allegany state park Tuesday.

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18
  • Additional charges polaced against Batavia firemen.
  • Anesthesia spill at Medina Memorial Hospital 
  • The Town of Batavia praised by State Comptroller.

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There was a hazmat scare at the Medina Hospital Tuesday.

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The two Batavia firefighters and another man accused of running an illegal gambling ring were back in Batavia city court Tuesday afternoon.

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17
  • It's tax deadline today
  • A Rochester man killed in Bergen motorcycle accident i
  • Record temperatures for Buffalo and Rochester.

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The Genesee Chamber of Commerce honored Donna Saskowski and five other Batavia businesses at their 40th Annual Awards Ceremony Saturday. Saskowski was named 2011 Geneseean of the Year.

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Traffic on Route 98 is still being re-routed, because of a water main break in the Village of Elba Monday morning.

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A motorcycle accident in Bergen causes the death of a Monroe County man Monday afternoon.

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  • Water break and shut off in Village of Elba
  •  Mount Morris man has been charged with raping a 13 y/o girl
  • Batavia Police  participate in the State's Operation Stop Program.

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15
  • Rain and thunderstorms expected today.
  • Batavia man arrested on drug chages in traffic stop.
  • A Feonly DWI and drug arrest in the Town of Alabama.

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  • One person seriously hurt in Claendon accident 
  • Construction tradesmen protest Project Wave
  • Warrant issued for Pavilion bank robbery suspect

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13

Taxes are due this Tuesday, April 17th. Many are wondering what will happen they don’t file on time.

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Most of the construction workers building the new yogurt manufacturing plant in the Town of Batavia called, “Project Wave,” could be from out of town.  

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 A van rolled over on Steven Hawley Drive Friday afternoon, sending a Batavia man to the hospital by Mercy Flight.

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An arrest warrant is out on the man accused of holding up the Five Star Bank in Pavillion.

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Suspect accused of throwing son and wife to the ground 

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City man allegedly strikes police car 

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  • Albion lottery winner arrested for welfare fraud
  • Woman pleads "not guilty" to Christmas Eve assault at Wal-Mart
  • Price of apples could double

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The Alabama fire department will receive $69,000 in reimbursements.

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An anti-rabies immunization clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Pembroke highway department on Route 5 Thursday, April 12th.

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National Grid Customers in the Byron-Bergen area will experience a brief electrical service interruption this Saturday, April 17th from 4am to 6am.

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 The Batavia woman accused of hitting 70-year old Grace Suozzi, who was working at Walmart on Christmas Eve makes her first appearence in County Court.

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12
  • Suspect in Pavilion bank robbery arrested downstate
  • Suspect in LeRoy meth lab pleads
  • Cutbacks at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport 

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Genesee County is preparing for wildfire season. Although there was rain on the ground Wednesday, dry conditions have been causing a few brush fires over the past few weeks.

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The State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities or OPW has launched their new and improved website.

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The lead suspect in the Five Star Bank robbery that happened in Pavillion on Friday, April 6th has been arrested.

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  • 18-year-old charged with child sex abuse
  • Felony DWI lodged against Bergen woman
  • Gov. Cuomo's approval rating near record high 

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O’Lacy’s Irish Pub is celebrating 15 years of service in Batavia on Sunday, April 15th.   

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WyomingCounty man has been arrested on two felony counts of child Sexual Abuse in the first degree and Endangering the welfare of a child. 

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LeRoy Police are asking for help from the public to solve a break-in at the old "Jell-O" building.

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A brand new fire truck will soon be added to Batavia’s fire fighting arsenal. The new bright and shinny vehicle came with anything but a fire sale price.

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  • Authorities close to an arrest in Pavilion bank robbery
  • Batavia City Council approves purchase of new fire truck
  • Downs generates $17-million for education 

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Law enforcement says they’re making some headway in finding the suspect involved in the Five Star Bank robbery that happened in Pavillion on Friday.

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09

Four were injured Sunday night in a car accident in Wyoming County.   

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09

Batavia Downs Casino generated nearly $17 million for New York state education.

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09

It’s Dyngus Day and Polish celebrations are going on across Western New York, here in Batavia people are at the Polish Falcons Nest gearing up for the clubs celebration of the holiday.

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09
  • No arrests yet in Friday's Pavilion Bank Robbery.
  • A High Wind advisory in effect for today.
  • Two men arrested by the Drug Task Force

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  • Dr. Fran Woodworth breaks down Easter Treats for pets
  • Five-Star Bank in Pavilion is robbed
  • Three people are air-lifted after alcohol-related car accident

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Some Easter sentiments could cause harm to your pets. WBTA was educated by State Street Animal Hospitals’ Dr. Fran Woodworth about what holiday items pet owners should be weary of.

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There will be an Easter egg hunt in Centennial Park in Batavia and Hartwood park in Leroy. 

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Three people were injured in a car accident in Orleans County Thursday night.

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06
  • Discount cards available for Genesee County vets 
  • LeRoy woman wins $1-million on scratch-off ticket
  • Cuomo considers minimum wage increase

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Law enforcement is beefing up their presence on thruways for the holiday weekend. This is the second year in a row that State Police and Canadian lawmen are joining forces to combat distracted driving.

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05

Yahoo announced that they are laying-off 2,000 employees nationwide; however they are hiring at their Western New York Branch.

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A discount card for veterans made it’s debut Thursday in Genesee County. The F.A.V.O.R ID cards are being used in many counties across the state to provide many discounts on services and goods.

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Batavia man accused of molesting a two-year-old has been released from custody under supervision. 40-year-old James Little Junior is facing three counts of Criminal Sexual Act.

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$5 scratch off from vending machine is $1 million winning ticket

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05
  • Batavia man accused of abusing 2-year-old
  • Catholic Charities nears goal
  • Poll: Cuomo popular, some methods are not

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04

Catholic Charities reaches 83% of their $10.6 million goal.

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04

Merrill Lynch is in fact coming to Masse Place. The brokerage firm made the formal announcement Wednesday that growth in residents and wealth was a major factor in their choice to build in Batavia.

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LivingstonCounty man has been is accused of assaulting a three-month-old baby.

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It was a graduation day of sorts for a small Batavia company with big plans. Batavia Enclosures started as an industrial incubator and is now ready for their own building. 

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04
  • Merrill lynch to open Batavaia office
  • Freeze "Watch" posted for Genesee County
  • Congresswoman Slaughter breaks a leg 

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New rankings from the New York State Health Department were released this week.The study from the Health department looked at all 62 counties in the State.

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The Batavia Police Department has completed their annual report for 2011The report shows that law enforcement officials responded to 16,991 calls for service.

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A section of Route 77 (Allegany Road) in the town of Pembroke will be closed beginning this Thursday, April 5th.

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03
  • Georgia fugitive sentenced on local charge of attempted murder
  • Pinnacle Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • Batavia Police track a tagger

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02

The Airline that operated Flight 3407 that crashed in Clarence Center on February 12, 2009 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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An Alexander woman is accused with filing tax returns in her ex-boyfriends name and then claiming the refund. 

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02

Georgia man will serve eight years in a New York State prison. 26-year-old Derick Barker fled parole in his home state of Georgia to the City of Batavia.

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Police are investigating several incidents of graffiti in the City of Batavia. The latest incident occurred this past Friday in the Court Street parking lot.

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Maha: "In all probability, this is my last term" 

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02
  • Freeze Warning Posted
  • Batavia man arrested for strangulation
  • March weather stats, nice...

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01
  • The weather returns to normal.
  • Two arrests in underage drinking party.
  • A man arrested after altercation on South Main Street

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01
  • March a warm month.
  • An arrest for arson after a fire at the Piffard Post Office.
  • Two persons charged with petit larceny at the Batavia K-Mart.

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