posted on October 02, 2012 07:21
Five Genesee County fire departments have joined in the fight against flames that have ripped through a building on Main Street in Castile.
That building housed Castile Town and Village offices along with Lorraine’s Place restaurant and some apartments.
The building has been declared a total loss.
The fire broke out around 2am today at 55 Main Street.
Nearly every fire department in Wyoming County was called to the scene along with two departments from Genesee County. Three other local departments were called out for stand-by duty.
Preliminary reports indicate the fire may have started in the restaurant.
There have been no reports of injuries.
A Batavia man has been arrested in Kentucky in the company of a 16-year-old girl from Genesee County.
Police said 29-year-old Timothy Logsdon allegedly ran away with the teen ager across state borders with an intent to have sex with her.
The girl’s parents reported her missing to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and indicated that she might be with Logsdon.
Officers traced Logdon’s cell phone activity.
He and the girl were found in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A SUNY Brockport college student who police claim was murdered by her boyfriend sent out a cryptic message on Twitter just hours before she was found dead.
Authorities in Brockport say 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut could be seen constantly messaging on Twitter with her boyfriend Clayton Whittemore, but Kogut's last tweet written on September 29th reads only "should've known."
Hours later, Kogut was found brutally beaten to death in her dorm room and her boyfriend Whittemore was later arrested and charged with murder.
Whittemore has pled not guilty and is being held without bail.
As we approach winter, some good news for Batavia National Fuel customers.
The utility is forecasting that the price of natural gas will remain low again this season.
The company said customers could see as much as a 3-percent drop in their total gas bill this season.
National Fuel bases the prediction on market prices, actual natural gas usage, and weather conditions.