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Who is the woman with the pink butterfly tattoo?
Batavia Police suspect her of robbing the Five Star Bank on East Main yesterday afternoon.
The woman entered the bank around 2:25 and passed a note to the teller.
Batavia Police Detective Sergeant Pat Corona:


 

“The suspect was described as a white female in her mid-20s, 5’7” to 5’8” in height, slim build. She had a distinctive bright pink tattoo of a butterfly on the left side of her neck. She entered the bank on foot and left on foot. No vehicle was observed.”
Authorities said the woman left the bank with about $1,600.


If you have any information, you are asked to call the Batavia Police Department’s confidential tip-line at 345-6370.

The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force locks up two South Main Street residents on drug charges while investigating some reported burglaries.
Deputies went to 62 South Main on the burglary investigation and found a quantity of drugs in plain view.
Arrested were: 33 year old Kevin O’Connell and 26 year old Samantha Hicks.
Deputies say they confiscated crack cocaine, heroin, pot and pills.

The $24-million dollar Batavia city budget will now go to a final vote by city council.
Only one person spoke in opposition to the budget during a public hearing last night.
The budget reduces the city’s tax rate by 3-cents per thousand but increases water rates by about $10 a year for the average customer.
The budget calls for hiring an assistant city manager at a salary of between $64,000 and $78,000 a year.
The budget is slated for a vote on March 10th.

Anthony Taglianetti will be spending 25-years to life in prison for the 2012 killing of Clymer Superintendent of Schools Keith Reed.  Taglianetti was given the maximum sentence for second degree murder.
Prosecutors said Taglianetti drove to Chautauqua County from Virginia and shot Reed to death in a jealous rage.

IBM is planning to build a new technology center in Buffalo, a project that will bring 500 new jobs to the city.  Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Buffalo for the announcement, saying IBM will be the anchor tenant of a 25-million-dollar technology center created by the state.  The exact location of the facility has not been determined, although Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would like to see it in the downtown corridor.  The goal is to have the center open by next year.

 

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