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A hiker fell to his death yesterday afternoon along the Falls Road in the Town of Sheldon. He’s identified as 25 year old Stephen Wagner of Sheldon. Wagner was allegedly hiking with a friend when he lost his footing and fell approximately 150 feet down a ravine and into water. State Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

An elderly woman was injured yesterday afternoon when struck by a car while crossing the road to get her mail. 85 year old Marilyn Bell of Telegraph Road in the Orleans County Town of Ridgeway was taken by Medina Fire Department Ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital. Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies say she was struck by a car operated by 79 year old Jean Bruning of Middleport. Bruning was alone in the car at the time of the accident. The investigation into the accident is continuing by Orleans County Sheriffs.

A student at Pavilion High School was arrested at the school on Friday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. 16 year old Kaitlyn Rector of the Boyd Road in Pavilion was found to be in possession of the controlled substance while at the school. She will be arraigned in Pavilion Town court and may be treated as a probable youthful offender.

Another very good day weather-wise is in store for the Genesee Country today. The forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies and a high of 79 degrees. Yesterday was just about that with a high of 73 and a low of 51, Rain is in the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday.

The operator of an All Terrain Vehicle faces numerous charges following a short vehicular pursuit on the Maple Road in the town of Alabama by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies. 26 year old Joshua Bettilyon of Gorton Road in Alabama was charged with felony DWI, ATV Reckless Driving, ATV failing to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle and for operating an unregistered ATV. In addition Bettilyon was also cited for inadequate brakes, unsafe tires, improper lights and for the vehicle being uninsured. He will be arraigned in Alabama Town Court on June 24th.

Assemblyman Stephen Hawley has issued a statement on the announcement of a new cemetery for veterans in Genesee County. Hawley says he is very pleased with the plan. He calls it a proper memorial for local veterans and their families. The cemetery will be located in Pembroke on Indiana Falls Road. Hawley adds that the new cemetery will be a place to remember those who protected the freedoms we cherish.

A Corfu man has been arrested for allegedly threatening his girlfriend and an acquaintance with a kitchen knife. Edwin Stancliff, Jr. was arrested after Genesee County Sheriff’s responded to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, it was reported that the 35-year-old showed a 6-inch kitchen knife during a dispute between his girlfriend and friend. Stancliff was charged with 2 counts of menacing in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon. He was committed to the Genesee County Jail

A Water Main repair is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3rd on Bank Street. The work will require Bank Street to be closed for traffic from Chandler Avenue to Ross Street until the repair is finished. The road will be closed at approximately 8:30 a.m. The repair may cause temporary discolored water or low pressure in the area, which means you should check to make sure that water clarity has returned before doing any activities that could be affected.

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