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The owner of the former Latina’s Grocery says he has a plan of action to get rid of the gulls.

WBTA News partner The Batavian has contacted Tom Lewin, the manager of LKLWL Properties in Snyder, which owns the former Latina’s.

Lewin reportedly says he has contacted a pest control company to evaluate the situation here in Batavia.

The City of Batavia has condemned the property because of its dirty and unsafe nature. The City is also taking Lewin and his company to court.


Governor David Paterson is not running for office this fall, but he is spending his campaign fund to pay for legal bills.  Governor Paterson has spent 700-thousand-dollars over the past fourth months on one city law firm as he battles ethics investigations.  Governor Paterson has also tapped a media firm to handle his public image since the state Attorney General launched its investigation.  Paterson is being investigated for allegations his administration and State Police began interfering in a domestic violence complaint involving a top aide.  The governor is also under investigation for claims about paying for Yankees World Series tickets.


24-year-old Jason Lebar of North Spruce Street in Batavia has been charged by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies with petit larceny.  It’s alleged that Lebar stole perfume, knives and a CD from the Batavia Target Store on Veterans Memorial Drive.


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state budget is an even bigger mess than we thought.

DiNapoli says the proposed budget document includes 4.8-billion dollars of assumptions – those are guesses about revenues from things like the Indian reservation cigarette tax and a proposed clothing tax. DiNapoli says the assumptions are too optimistic – New York may not pull in all that estimated money.

The comptroller says the proposed budget also includes a 4.2 percent increase in spending, while the inflation rate is estimated at just 2-percent. DiNapoli says this budget may add up to 7-billion dollars to the state’s already 9.2-billion dollar deficit.


The son of former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn will be back in front of a judge Monday. Irondequoit Police Officer Chad Rahn was indicted Friday by a Monroe County grand jury on three charges, and one is a felony. They include computer trespassing, official misconduct and criminal facilitation. Rahn is accused of giving suspected criminal information about the person who turned him in to police. Allegations the district attorney called "egregious". Rahn is suspended with pay. If convicted, Rahn could face up to four years in prison. Last week, Chad's father, Merritt Rahn, the former Greece Police Chief, was sentenced to prison for tampering, falsifying business records and official misconduct charges. Rhan is scheduled to appear in court again Monday morning when the case will be assigned to another judge and a trial date will likely be set.




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