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A young Batavia woman sits in County jail without bail this morning charged with Grand Larceny and writing bogus checks.
Batavia Police said 19-year-old Ajia Hasenauer allegedly cashed sixteen checks from a closed bank account.

A State Street man has been locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail on a variety of charges.
35-year-old Dajuandrick Gardner has been charged with assault , obstructing governmental administration and pot possession.
He was arrested early yesterday morning, but Batavia Police released no details.

Batavia firemen blame an electrical problem for a house fire on River Street that claimed a family pet.
Flames damaged the home at 102 River Street on Friday night.
The woman who lived there returned home to find her house on fire and tried to rescue her pet dog Scooter.
She was unable to reach the animal.
The unidentified woman was taken to Strong Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin today in the trial of a man who has admitted to beating his stepson to death.  Ali Mohamad Mohamud, from Buffalo, allegedly tied his ten-year-old stepson to a chair and beat him to death with a rolling pin last April.  Mohamud could face 25 years to life in prison.

The proposal for a steep toll hike for trucks using the New York State Thruway has brought up the issue of funding the state canal system.  Officials say the Thruway Authority ends up spending over $80-million a year to manage and maintain the canal system.  The canals used to be an important transportation and commerce route, but now they are largely used by recreational boaters.  
Even though the canals only bring in around $2-million a year in revenue to the state, a recent study shows a $380-million economic impact on Central and Western New York.
 
 

 

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