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14

The Environmental Protection Agency began taking air samples near Hillcrest Industries in the village of Attica. 

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There is still no movement in the NHL labor talks. A hockey season for the Buffalo Sabres and all NHL teams is unclear at this point.  

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A Rochester man accused of stealing from local Wal-Mart now charged with promorting prison contraband and a Batavia woman is accused of stealing from K-Mart. 

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The annual taste of fall “Wine Walk.” in Batavia sponsored by the BID will bring many local and State wineries together.  

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Chad Zambito won the Republican Party Primary for a seat on the Town of Batavia Board, defeatnig former Councilman John Gerace 197 to 89.  

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It’s been 41 years since a riot took place at the correctional facility in Attica and Thursday many remember those whose lives were lost and those that survived the riot.  

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing Congress to allow New York farmers to expand their milk production by increasing biodigesters on farms.  

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Antonio James of Rochester is accused of stealing over $2,000 worth of merchandise from Batavia's Wal-Mart.  

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The Wal-Mart in Albion receives its third bomb threat in a month Wednesday night.  

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Zero cases of West Nile reported in Genesee County so far, but the State Health Department is predicting the number of cases to increase Statewide before the end of October. 

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Warsaw man is accused of trying to hit and kick a Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy.  

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A two-car accident in Batavia sends two women to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon.

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Scott Stanley, a registered sex offender from Albion has been charged in two counties for allegedly raping a 14-year old girl.   

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The State Department of Health is reporting two new cases of LeRoy students experiencing tic-like symptoms.  

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The Batavia Jaycee's line flags on Main Street in the City in memoriam of 9/11.

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James Little of Batavia is facing a new sexual abuse charge while he is awating transfer to State prison for sexually abusing another child victim.

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52-year old Wendy Harrington of Bergen was driving on Route 19 when her vehicle lost control and flipped over. 

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Regina Diskin of LeRoy has earned the prestigious title of 2012 LeRoyan of the year.  

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A Batavia man is accused of displaying a knife after Wal-Mart employees suspected he was stealing, a Batavia woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and three were charged with petit larceny. 

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Eastman Kodak plans to cut an additional 1,000 jobs by the end of the year as past of restructuring plan. 

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Republican Congressional Candidate Chris Collins's visit to Chapin International in Batavia sparks conversation and concerns about the Affordable Care Act also known as "ObamaCare."  

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Michael Schramm will spend one and a half to three years in State prison for wrongfully recieving welfare benefits. 

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Five school districts in Orleans County were each awarded $50,000 in funding to use on whatever they want.  

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Two accused of possession of a controlled substance and hypodermic needles, a Batavia woman is accused of petit larceny and a Batavia man was arrested on a warrant.  

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16-year old John Freeman of Niagara Falls and 18-year old Tyler Best of Buffalo waive right to preliminary hearing in death of Isabella Tennant. 

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Medical Examiners have ruled Alyce Huntoon of Batavia's cause of death as undetermined. 

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36-year old Adam Hoag of Batavia  is accused of stealing more than $3-thousand from his employer.

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Courtney Greene was sentenced to six months in jail for her involvement in the golf car accident that resulted in the death of her passenger.  

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The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a $14.5 million plan to cleanup the 2002 Diaz Chemical Company spill in Holley.

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  • The Batavia City School Board votes to approve the sale of their former headquarters to Reed Eye Associates. 
  • The Jerome and UMMC's Foundations are looking for candidates of the Health and Humanitarian award.
  • Some Orleans County school districts might be recieving some funding; The announcment to be made this afternoon.  

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Pembroke may be on the list of possible locations for a new veteran’s cemetery, but some town officials might be opposed to the idea.  

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A strange odor sends students from the Holly central school district home early. 

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93-year old Ralph Wilson was released from hospital last night after he was hospitalized last week. 

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Beverly Hensel of Pembroke is accused of possessing child pornography from January 2008 until December of 2009.  

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May through August temperatures in WNY were the warmest and the third driest since they began keeping records in 1871.

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The National Weather Service has issued a small stream flood advisory for Genesee, Orleans andMonroe counties and it's in effect until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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Two Buffalo men were sentenced 25 to life in the shooting death of Batavia resident Joesph Hale.   

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42-year old Earl Sprague of Alabama plead not guilty to child sexual abuse and his bail was reduced in County court Tuesday morning.  

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A State Police helicopter crash landed in the Southern Tier Friday morning.  

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Tropical Storm Isaac causes gas prices to spike and they're at an all time high for this weekend, but that don't seem to be discouraging travelers for the Labor Day holiday. 

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Route 63 between Hutton and McCumber road in the Town of Oakfield will be closed until further notice.  

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Wyoming County woman is accused of letting a 15-year old drive her car with other teens in the car. 

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A Town of Pavilion man allegedly sexually abused a 9-year old girl at his home several years ago.

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Batavia is accused of stealing scrap metal from a business in Oakfield, a Batavia man is accused of hosting an underage drinking party and a woman from Leicester is accused of stealing $95.32 worth of merchandise from Batavia's K-Mart.

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A father and son were rescued after their boat capsized on Lake Ontario.

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Batavia woman was charged with falsifying business records. A LeRoy man is accused of crashing his car into a parked tractor-trailer and a Lackawanna man has been charged with trespassing in Alabama.  

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A LeRoy man suffers minor injuries after his car struck a utility pole, mailbox and a parked car.  

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Food in public school cafeterias will look a little healthier this year due to a mandate by the USDA; Food Service Director for LeRoy central talks about the districts food changes. 

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The leaves on trees will be turning brown and falling off of trees early this year as a result of a very hot, dry summer. 

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A 20-year old Stafford man suffered a head injury after his car crashed into a creek in Wyoming County.  

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A Hamlin man was seriously injured after his pickup truck crashed into garbage truck and burst into flames in Basom. 

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Several Red Cross volunteers from WNY were deployed to lend a hand when Hurricane Isaac strikes. An Orleans County man was among those sent.  

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A Pembroke man is accused of following a driver home and threatening to fight the vehicle's occupants. A Batavia man is accused of getting into a physical fight with a woman his was ordered to stay away from. 

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Earl Sprague of Genesee County was indicted on multiple charges of felony sexual abuse.

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Hydraulic fracturing will be a topic of discussion during the next legislative session. Assemblyman Steve Hawley weighs in on the gas drilling process.  

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35-year-old Daniel Dymock was found dead in Cayuga lake after police said he and he son were fishing.  

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A secure place to drop off old/unwanted prescription drugs is now available 24/7 in Batavia. 

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State Police will be on the look out for drunk drivers now through the Labor Day Holiday.  

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54-year-old James Doyle was allegedly found drunk near the thruway rest stop in Pembroke with a 20-year-old prostitute in his car.  

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Kansas man will spend 26 years in prison for enticing a Batavia teen to send him explicit pictures.  

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An Alabama man is accused of abusing a 4-year old child in his care and A Batavia man has been charged with trespass.

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Carlos Cardenas was sentenced Monday afternoon after admitting to killing his teenage sister-in-law.

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The body of a little girl was found dead in dumpster in Niagara Falls.

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In a report released by the Center for Environmental Health & Justice, 75% of children's school supplies have toxic chemicals in them above the federal limit for toys.

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A driver hit a gas pump at a Wilson Farms in Caledonia Monday morning and a small fire erupted. 

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Jacquetta Simmons has been found guilty.The 27-year old Batavia woman was found guilty of 2nd Degree Assault under New York’s Elder Law.

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56-year-old Millard Walker Jr. of Avon  was arrested and charged with grand larceny after he sold trees that he didn't own.

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An air quality alert is in effect for all of Western New York until 11p.m. Friday night.  

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Car seat check in Batavia Saturday at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. 

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 Jacquetta Simmons fate is in the hands of the jury. A verdict in the trial is expected to come back before the end of the day.

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Four kids from various summer youth programs in the City of Batavia win bikes in a raffle during Kiwanis Night at the Ballpark Thursday night. 

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  • Jacquetta Simmons took the stand in Genesee County Court Thursday.
  • Surveillance footage is available from Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve Day. 

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United Memorial Medical Center will be moving all of their medical records to a medical transcriptionist service.

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Batavia woman is accused of using her East Main Street home for a Rochester drug dealer to sell crack cocaine. Lisa Vega along with two others were arrested Wednesday. 

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Starting at noon Thursday more tickets will be made available for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s first post-Olympic match against Costa Rica.

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Two teenagers were rushed to ECMC after their ATV crashed into a car in Alexander. 

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An Orleans County man remains hospitalized Wednesday after an ATV accident.  

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Six have been charged with criminal trespass after they were allegedly partying at a home in Batavia without permission.

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Batavia High School is gearing up for the school year and implimenting a new policy to deal with concussions and head injuries.

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48-year old Gregory Seppe was arrested after he fell off of his bicycle numerous times on prestige crossing in Batavia.

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It’s been confirmed, Erin Brockovich will be making an appearance in LeRoy Wednesday night to discuss the findings in Lime Rock. 

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Testimony in the trial of the Batavia woman accused of hitting a Wal-Mart employee will begin Wednesday morning. 

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Batavia man who escaped injury during a brutal car accident is now facing DWI charges.  

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Logistics Coordinator with Chapin International says if the the proposed toll hike on commercial trucks goes into effect  customers and businesses alike would feel the burn.

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The funding was awarded by the USDA and will be used to build a secondary access road to the Alpina Yogurt Factory being built in Batavia.  

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Over 80 barn quilts are now on display in LeRoy and a brochure is out that shows where they can be found. 

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The man who killed Beatles legend John Lennon is up for parole for the seventh time and a decision could be made on whether he'll be paroled by the end of the week. 

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A LeRoy woman is accused of pushing a person causing them to it their head, Two Albion men were arrested at Darien Lake and A LeRoy man was arrested after an alleged altercation between an acquaintance.

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Erin Brockovich is planning on making an appearance in LeRoy this Wednesday, however LeRoy village and town officials were not made aware of her visit and aren't sure if she will really be coming. 

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Batavia’s historic Redfield Parkway will celebrate its 100th birthday Saturday, the public is welcome to stop by from 1 to 2p.m. and join in on the festivities. 

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Heidi Schollard will spend 1 1/3 to 7 years in prison for stealing from two elderly women she cared for.

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A container of anesthesia medication was dropped in the pharmacy area of the hospital, but the medication never even made it out of its packaging. No patients were impacted. 

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Street closings listed

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Governor Cuomo says he plans to push gun reform in the State, but Senator Ranzenhofer said the gun laws on the book are already strict enough.

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A Pembroke man was arrested and charged with  criminal possession of a weapon and two Batavia women are accused of possessing of Oxycodone.

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Route 63 in Oakfield is closed between Hutton and McCumber roads for repairs. 

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley the proposed 45% toll increase by the Thruway Authority on commercial trucks would increase the cost of doing business in NYS. 

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Letters from the old neon sign at Batavia Downs are now being made available to the public.

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A Bank of Castile branch is set to open in the Village of Churchville. 

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The Batavia Town Board voted for Chad Zambito to fill a vacancy on the board until at formal election takes place, his opponent John Gerace is challenging the appointment. 

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Congresswoman Hochul has proposed a bill that  could speed up the FDA’s approval process for treatments of incurable diseases.

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Male suspect was taken into custody after a foot chase by police, He's accused of stealing from cars in the City court parking lot.

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A white, 2004 Acura was stolen out of the parking lot at Darien Lake this past Saturday. 

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Two Rochester men were arrested Tuesday after they were caught burglarizing a home in Avon.  

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A bomb threat closed Wal-Mart in the Town of Albion for 2 ½ hours Tuesday night.

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About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of skull fractures.

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Congresswoman Kathy Hochul has released three years worth of tax returns and challenges Republican opponent Chris Collins to do the same. 

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The National Weather Service is calling for a strong thunderstorm with heavy rain and is expected to reduce visibility for motorists and create flood like conditions.

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Over 300 signs Mercy Flight placed in Genesee County are aimed to shed awareness about the need for the air responders. 

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The City of Batavia announced Tuesday that it will now post the exact address of level two sex offenders on the City website.

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The blaze started on the CSX train while riding by a rail road crossing in the Town of Batavia. 

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A Livingston County man is accused of having sexual contact with a person under the age of 13.

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Three Rochester women were arrested and brought up on felony charges after they allegedly stole items from Wal-Mart in Batavia.

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Gas prices are up in WNY. The average price per gallon is $3.80 across the region and $3.77 in Batavia.

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Eastman Kodak is planning to announce the winning bidders of its 1,100 digital imaging patent auction tonight at 5PM.  

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Construction on Griswald Road In the Town of Stafford starts this week. 

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A crash between a pick-up truck and a motorcycle in the Town of Batavia sends one man to the hospital by Mercy Flight. 

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Several fire crews battled a large fire at a smoke shop at 158 Hamilton Street in Albion. 

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The Town of Alexander will celebrate its 200th birthday, but questions still surround the Town as the man it’s named after still remains a mystery.

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The Defense Secretary announced his commitment to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station while in WNY Thursday, Rep. Hochul said she was very pleased to hear the news.  

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Police are asking for help in finding the person who burglarized a home on the corner of Exchange and South Streets in LeRoy. 

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Police are investigating metal spikes that were found at the bottom of a slide in a LeRoy park. 

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 Three are charged with petit larceny, and a Stafford man is accused of cashing forged checks. 

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Schumer sent a letter to the Commissioner of the NFL asking the league to relax the criteria for the NFL's G-4 money-matching loan program.

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Five Batavia Muckdogs will play in this year's NY-Penn League All-Star Game.

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The Genesee County Bar Association has launched its first ever website.

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Two women from Perry are accused of causing physical injury to a 5-year old child

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A mans body was found laying under the bridge in the town of LeRoy after a motorist reported to Police that she thought the man was dead.

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A mans body was found laying under the bridge in the town of LeRoy after a motorist reported to Police that she thought the man was dead.

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Many Batavia residents attended "National Night Out," a drug and violence prevention event, where they took the time to bring their concerns to law enforcment. 

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Business Facilities magazine has ranked Genesee County 4th in the nation for food processing growth.

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In recognition of Farmers Market week WBTA spoke to the owner of Partyka farms to see how they’ve been coping during what has been deemed a difficult growing season.

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A driver of a box-truck escapes injury after crashing into the side of the Old Mill Co-op in Elba Tuesday afternoon. 

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An Elba man and an Attica woman are both charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and a Bethany man is arrested for unlawful imprisonment. 

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07

New York State has made it illegal to sell or possess bath salts and other synthetic drugs. 

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Two unamed drivers continue to recover after a two-car accident that happened in the town of Albion Monday evening. 

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The VA of WNY will host "My HealtheVet" day this Wednesday to educate vets about a system that gives them access to their medical records. 

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In the Town of Batavia, Wortyndyke road is temporarily closed. In the City a portion of Industrial Boulevard is closed. 

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Elba Central School Board members are meeting Tuesday to consider the appointment of the secondary and elementary principal positions. 

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06

Bishop Richard Malone is in Western New York meeting with many members of the community preparing to be installed as the 14th Bishop of Buffalo.  

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06

Car strikes fast food restaurant

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The annual Onion Festival is this Friday and Saturday at the Elba Firemen's rec hall.

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The town of Batavia was awarded funding through the USDA Friday to create the new sewer system. 

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Benjamin Lambert and Kayla Tyoe of Attica are accused of possessing a loaded sawed off shot gun at a residence in Pembroke.

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The "Yellow Dot" program will allow people to have their medical information ready and available for responders if they're in an accident and cannot speak for themselves. 

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 Pollution levels are high on Friday, causing an air-quality alert to be in effect for all of WNY. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Batavia Thursday to check on the progress of the new Mueller-Pepsi factory.  

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The county may have to take out a $3.2 million loan unless the state pays its debt to the county nursing home before the end of the year.

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Children with the City Youth Bureau Parks program toured the ARC’s new Trash & Recycling facility. 

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 Police have released the name of the man who allegedly burglarized multiple county homes.

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A small crop dusting plane crashed in the town of Alexander Thursday. The pilot was able to get out safe as the crop dusting plane caught onto a power line and crashed into the trees.

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Employers are now required to provide free birth control to female workers and the Diocese of Buffalo plans to fight the matter in court as they feel it violates their religious freedom. 

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The Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of WNY have joined HEALTHeLINK, a system that will be cheaper for vets and they wont have to carry paper documents anymore.  

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In Genesee County Tuesday night two men were caught for allegedly driving drunk. 

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Crews continue to clean up after a storm struck Genesee County Tuesday. EMS Coordinator Tim Yaeger said no injuries were reported so all in all things were undercontrol. 

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With the Ricky Palermo golf tournament kicking off this weekend, Palermo recieved some very exciting news about spinal research Tuesday. 

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The man suspected of breaking into multiple homes across the county has been taken into custody.

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The burglaries, car thefts and reports of suspicious activity this past year have prompted Village of Oakfield officials to ask for additional police presence.

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A paving project is taking place on Route 33 in Batavia. 

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A large sinkhole has swept away a 30-foot chunk of road along the Erie Canal in Albion.

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A record number of arrests for underage drinking at Darien Lake begs the question if the penalties are discouraging enough to young people. 

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A Batavia man is accused of disorderly conduct and another Batavia man is accused of stealing two 18-packs of beer from a local gas station. 

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The Batavia branch of Merrill Lynch opened Monday. 

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After years of being hassled with driving to Buffalo or Rochester for sporting equipment an Oakfield family opens a Sporting goods store of their own. 

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John Cabrera is now facing criminal charges after attempting to escape from the Genesee County jail Tuesday.

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Rochester woman  Brittany Benway  used a stolen license to cash several checks at a bank in Alden then fled from the scene and now faces a number of charges .

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Shawn Twardowski allgedly spit blood at a deputy while he was being arrested. Nicole Paddock is accused of striking a female friend at the concert parking lot of Darien Lake.

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Darien Lake announced Thursday that due to safety concerns theme park goers are no longer to park along Sumner Road. 

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Brian Meister was named the new leader of Byron-Bergen Elementary School. 

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Forcasters are calling for heavy rain to fall Thursday, but it will not provide any relief from the recent drougth like conditions. 

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A LeRoy man is accused of holding someone down on the ground and threatening to punch them and a Basom man faces a slue of charges after allegedly getting into a car accident while under the influence. 

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U.S Attorney William Hochul announced the arrest of two Genesee County residents and one Rochester man in connection with the synthetic drug busts across WNY. 

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Chris Collins held a agricultural discussion luncheon Wednesday and the main focus was improvement of the guest worker program. 

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25

The DMV has compiled data that shows Genesee County's DWI/DWAI rates are lower than many other counties in New York.

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25

Four boxes of suspected “bath salt” product were removed from 420 Emporium during a raid by local and federal law enforcment agencies. 

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Accused St. Paul Lutheran Church burglar attempts to break-out of the County jail. 

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25

Batavia youth football's 2012 season was cancelled due to lack of players. 

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A resurfacing project will take place on two streets in the City this Thursday and Friday. 

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24

Genesee County railroads will benefit from purchase of RailAmerica by Genesee and Wyoming Incorporated. 

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24

Genesee County Agri-Business Park recieves funding for water purifying system and access road. 

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Reed Eye Associates has bid $500-thousand for the Batavia City School District's administration building. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill requiring doctors to tell patients if dense breast tissue is found during a mammogram.

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Nathan Hulme was clocked by police going 55 miles per hour over the speed limit in the town of Warsaw.

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A 12-year-old girl was killed when a house exploded Tuesday morning in the Town of Wilson. 

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Genesee County is still in a very dry spell and if your plants are wilting or dying here are some ways to keep them lively.

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LeRoy Police are asking all citizens to be alert as there have been a rash of burglaries this past week in the Village

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59-year old Michael Leach mistook his son for an intruder an shot him dead this past weekend.

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22-year old man is in custody after being caught by police breaking into a Batavia church. 

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41-year-old Raymond Pfalzer of Corfu suffers a head injury after an accident Sunday night.

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Mike Wolff and Frank Fritz from American Pickers are coming to NYS and they are looking to see if any Genesee County residents have any antique items to sell. 

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Congresswoman Hochul proposes legislation that offers tax breaks.   

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20

Batavia Downs will kick off their 66th season of horse racing. 

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Ferando Jereonro was working on a farm in Elba when a 1,000 pound crate fell on him. 

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Several paving projects are set to begin on Monday in Genesee County.

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Medina Memorial' new conract agreement includes a 2% pay raise for its employees and a new healthcare plan.

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The County fair is going on now until Saturday at the Genesee County fair grounds. 

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Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco pled guilty to second-degree murder for stabbing Kathleen Byham last October.

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A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is now on display in Western New York.

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Wendy’s in downtown Batavia is temporarily closed Thursday afternoon after A small kitchen fire was reported there. 

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With drought like conditions blanketing Genesee County meteorologists are expecting some rain to fall Thursday and Friday. 

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Challenger baseball is wrapping up it’s seventh season and as WBTA's Ashley Hassett reports there is a lot to be learned from the team. 

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Lonnie Fairbanks of Leroy was Indicted for felony driving while intoxicated. 

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38-year old Justin Wheeler of Attica allegedly tried to break into St. Luke’s Church in Atticia Tuesday night.

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LeRoy Police are asking the public for help in finding the person who committed a daytime burglary at a home on South Street in the Village last Saturday.  

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The community rallies for a local store to stop selling "bath salts." 

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Nicolette Lang raises awareness about the designer drug "bath salts" through the story of her son who she believes is addicted to them. 

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Attica residents are concerned about the health effects the odor coming from  Hillcrest Industries is having on them.

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 Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the year and a local nurse offers tips on how to stay cool. 

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Batavia Downs Casino donates more than $11.5 million to education in NYS

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The State DEC has extended the residential brush burning ban from July 15th until October 10th due to the recent drought conditions.

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Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds is predicting highs to be in the low to mid 90's and for it to be the hottest day of the year so far. 

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Jacquetta Simmons was back court Monday to challenege the elder law and this was the last day for her to take a plea deal.

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31-year old Deborah Schramm pled guilty to a felony count of grand larceny. 

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26 former HSBC branches in the Buffalo area and 11 in the Rochester area are now KeyBank locations. 

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The Batavia Summer Recreation Program will be closed Tuesday due to the extreme weather conditions that are predicted.

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36-year old Michael Schramm pleads guilty to submitting false forms to the County’s social services department. 

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13

The Emerald Ash Borer is a bug that could be killing your Ash tree. 

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Local farmers sat down with Congresswoman Kathy Hocul to discuss their concerns about the lack of farm workers and the expiration of the Farm Bill. 

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Parts of Western New York are suffering from moderate drought conditions as this is the driest July in recorded history. 

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Cody Coopenberg of Holley was injured and severely burned last week while refueling a generator on base in Afghanistan.

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 Fire crews responded to Drake Street in Elba Thursday to battle a large grass fire. 

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Team USA's 2012 Olympic Atheletes will be wearing uniforms made in China.

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 Whooping cough is sweeping through the country and seems to have made a stop in Genesee County. 

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An investigation of the Jerry Sandusky scandal has found that Penn State leaders concealed knowledge of Sandusky's sexual abuse for years.

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Man charged for firing gun from window of truck.

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The Genesee County Sherriff’s Office have a lead on the suspect involved in firing a gun outside a vehicle in Basom.

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With approximately 85% of child seats on New York roadways are installed improperly state troopers in Albion will perform car seat checks Saturday. 

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A Batavia Woman was allegedly waving a knife while intoxicated on bath salts . 25-year-old Jason Barnhardt was allegedly living somwhere he wasn't suppost to.    

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Car accident blocks traffic On Main Street from getting gown Bank Street in the City.

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Batavia Police should have the case of the burglaries at three local churches wrapped up soon.

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Two beaches in Niagara County are closed for swimming Wednesday. 

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County farmers are suffering due to the lack of precipitation this summer. 

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Kodak will now be divided into three separate groups and they will report directly to CEO Antonia Perez.

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An Elba woman has been jailed for harrassment through text messages, and a man has been accused of burglarizing a Tracy Avenue home.

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Genesee Community College‘s graduation rates are ranked in the top 100 in the Nation.   

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill today aimed toward protecting of kids from being cyber bullied.

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Gas prices in Western New York continue to drop.

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Crews began taking down the iconic neon sign at Batavia Downs Monday morning.

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Batavia man is accused of stabbing another person. Batavia woman is accused of providing bath salts to a juvenile to snort. A Batavia woman has been charged with harassment.

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A new contract for the County’s largest employee unit has been recommended for approval by the full county legislature.  

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A large number of burglaries have been reported across Genesee County this past week.

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The New York State Supreme Court voted Friday to uphold the murder conviction of Scott Doll. 

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The sun is shinning and the temperatures are rising in Genesee County Friday and many in the area may be without air condition, so there are many places that you can go to cool off.

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A Rochester man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday after being picked up on a warrant in Mt. Morris and being turned over to the County Sheriff's Office.  A Byron man has been charged with illegal entry in the United States.  57-year old Samuel Thomas is accused of stealing and damaging several newspapers that were for sale at an Arrow Mart in Batavia

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If you’re planning on taking a trip to some beaches in Monroe County Friday you might have to find another place to go.  

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An official heat advisory is in effect for Niagara, Orleans, and MonroeCounties, but the rest of Western New York will still feel hot and humid Friday.

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Go Art will showcase its annual "Picnic in the Park" Wednesday. It’s an event that was created by community residents almost 34 years ago.  

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U.S. Senator Kirstan Gillibrand was at the Genesee County Agri-Business Park Wednesday to tour the Alpina Yogurt Facility.

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The State Fireman’s Association is reminding people that while fireworks are a fun way to celebrate Independence Day, they can also be very dangerous.

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National Fuel is warning customers about a utility scam making its way across the country.

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 The State is planning to take over the administrative work done for Medicaid. But, last night Genesee County Social Services announced to the County Legislature’s Human Services Committee that the state isn’t quite ready for the switch.

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For the 4th of July skies will be lit with fireworks from illegal backyard shows, but for those who like professional fireworks there will be a few  shows in the area.

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As the warm weather blankets all of Western New York people are getting ready to travel for the holiday.

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The Beach Boys played at Darien Lake this past weekend. It was a show that marked their 50thanniversary as part of their comeback tour.

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Batavia man is accused of falsely reporting an incident and aggravated harassment.  28-year old Jamie Andrews of Batavia is accused of deliberately striking an acquaintance with her car.  Batavia man is charged with criminal mischief and harassment.  64-year old Bruce Wiseley of Batavia has been charged with disorderly conduct.     

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that free air conditioners will be made available to low-income New Yorkers with proven medical issues, but in its first day of being announces there aren’t any anymore to give away.

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It’s a camp packed with Art and rich history with a Batavia flare. The Holland Land Office Museum is kicking off their summer camp on July 24th and it will teach young kids the history of Batavia.

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 A Bill was passed in Congress today that will stop rates from doubling on student loans.

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It’s a healthcare plan that has a lot of Western New Yorkers asking what’s next.

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The statewide effort to crack down on drinking while driving will begin this weekend.   

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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is in Western New York Friday. 

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An air quality alert is in effect for all of Western New York until 10p.m. Friday night.

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The Batavia woman accused of hitting a Wal-Mart cashier on Christmas Eve was back in Court to challenge New York State’s Elder Law.

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If you’re headed to Ontario Beach in Monroe County anytime this summer beware. A national report shows that the beach is one of the most polluted in the Country.

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A Le Roy man has been charged with harassment and criminal mischief.  

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An Attica woman is accused of using a screw driver to strike another person in the face.  

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley announced that he is heading to Washington D.C. this fall with some local veterans.

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After three years of sitting empty and abandoned the LeRoy Public Swimming pool has reopened.

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The GOP primary race for the 27th Congressional District will take place Tuesday.

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A Pavilion woman is accused of a felony count of Driving While Intoxicated under the State's Leandra’s Law.

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On the Eve of the Republican Congressional Primary both Republican Candidates, David Bellavia and Chris Collins were in Batavia doing some last minute campaigning Monday.   

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Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Iraq War Veteran David Bellavia will face off in the Republican Congressional Primary Tuesday. Genesee County Republican Chairman and Republican Elections Commissioner Richard Siebert said both Bellavia and Collins are very qualified for the job.  

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Stafford man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment and harassment.  Batavia man is accused of stalking in the fourth degree.  Two people were arrested in Batavia for allegedly possessing unstamped cigarettes.

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The Richmond Memorial Library is offering more than just books these days. To keep up with the times the library now offers e-books.

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Traffic on West Main Street is back up and running after a wide load tractor trailer carrying 54-foot manufactured home’s axel broke

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Apologies have come out from three of the four seventh grade boys who verbally abused bus monitor Karen Klein from Greece.  

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The grand jury of Genesee County indicted a Genesee County man for allegedly assaulting a female 17 years old or younger and they indicted Anthony Goulet on a count of assault 2nd.

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The attorney for the woman accused of hitting a Walmart employee is challenging the law used to charge his client. 26-year old Jaquetta Simmons of Batavia is accused of assaulting 70-year old Walmart employee Grace Suozzi on Christmas Eve.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has passed a bill that will protect people with special needs and disabilities.  

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Congresswoman Kathy Hochul is pushing legislation that could make it easier for veterans to get jobs.

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Fashion Bug is leaving the parts of the region. Eight of the area Fashion Bug apparel stores will shut for good early next year as part of a restructuring program by the stores' new parent company. 

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An air quality alert is in effect for all of Western New York Thursday.

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The driver of a tractor trailer is recovering Thursday morning after his truck rolled over on the Thruway in Genesee County.

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Republican Congressional Candidate David Bellavia was at his Batavia headquarters Wednesday blasting opponent Republican Chris Collins for his stance on a few hot button issues.

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Lawmakers are expected to pass a bill aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the state.  

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The State Senate has passed a bill that tightens up vehicle and traffic laws by making drunk drivers responsible if they leave the scene of an acciden...

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Eastman Kodak is taking Apple to court over a dispute regarding patent ownership. 

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The trial of an Orleans County man accused of killing his teenage sister-in-law was scheduled to begin Wednesday, when suddenly Carlos Cardenas accepted a plea deal.

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Changes to Leandra’s Law could end up costing the County.

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Public Information Officer for the State DOT in Rochester Lori Maher said motorists driving onMain Street and other state routes could experience some delays for the next couple weeks as safety lines are being placed on local roadways.

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Batavia Downs Casino announced today that it will soon be easier to place bets.

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With forecasters are predicting record high remperatures all week some local mothers gave their advice on how to keep the little ones cool.

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The Batavia Muckdogs will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of being called the Muckdogs at their home opener Monday night. The first pitch of the 2012 season will be thrown at 7:05p.m. at Dwyer stadium.

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Gas prices continue to drop as we get into the summer months.

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A six year old girl from Alden is recovering after loosing consciousness in her family swimming pool.

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Senator Charles Schumer is asking the Nations Agriculture Secretary to make Greek yogurt more affordable for public schools.

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Police will be out in full force during the weekend of June 15th as one of the largest events in Genesee County takes place.

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda's wire-walk over Niagara Falls takes place Friday night.

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Batavia woman is accused of taking bulk trash stickers from items on South Main Street. A Le Roy man faces charges after he allegedly attempted to steal scrap metal from a business on East Main Road in Le Roy.

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Sources say the body of Dr. Timothy Jorden found, died from self-inflicted gunshot 

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Robert Morris elementary students closed the door to a decade of learning  at the school with a transition ceremony. 

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Republican Congressional Candidate Chris Collins was in Batavia Thursday morning challenging his opponent Congresswoman Kathy Hochul’s support of President Obama.  

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The Town of Batavia Republican Committee announced their endorsement of two candidates Thursday.  

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United Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday that an Urgent Care Services will be opening in Batavia this July.

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Batavia man pleads guilty in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

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The Batavia Police Department and The Monroe County medical examiners office is continuing to investigate how 52-year old William Hastings fell from the seventh story window at 400 towers Tuesday.

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The LeRoy superintendent announces results of testing done at the high school by a Rochester environmental firm.

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The neighbor of two women left homeless by a house fire on Monday is working to replace some items that were lost.

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The Genesee County Youth Bureau is looking for candidates to fill five vacancies on their board.

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In Buffalo, a 33-year old woman was killed in a shooting on the grounds of Erie County Medical Center Wednesday morning around 8a.m.

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An infestation of Army Worms is invading lawns across the State and causing major damage.

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A fire in the Town of Pavilion leaves two people homeless.

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The Governor along with legislative leaders have agreed to pass a bill that strengthens laws against domestic violence.

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There will soon be more generic prescription drugs available for upstate New Yorkers.

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 Man falls to his death from upper floor of 400 Towers

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 United Memorial Medical Center announced $2.1-million in renovations to their maternity department Tuesday.

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Community Action of Orleans and Genesee County will receive nearly $1.2-million in funding for their Head Start programs.  

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A Byron teenager who crashed a golf cart last November killing her passenger pleads guilty.  

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Business First ranks Western New York’s top 100 elementary schools.

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The Batavia Town Board is asking property owners in the proposed West Main Street Sewer district to come out and vote Tuesday.  

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 City manager selects Assistant Chief of Warsaw Police Department to head BPD

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Early Thursday night Corfu police stopped a truck for having an obstructed license plate and found two alleged illegal immigrants inside.

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A dump truck struck a utility pole and knocked down power lines in East Pembroke Friday afternoon.

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Eastman Kodak announced Friday that they will be laying off more employees.  

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The Joint Commission gave United Memorial Medical Center their Gold Seal of Approval Friday.

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LeRoy will be celebrating 200 years of existence on Friday, but it’s not your ordinary bicentennial celebration. Organizers will be re-creating the first town meeting with no detail spared.


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Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos says he is still opposed to the Governors proposal to reduce the penalty for marijuana possession.

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda's wire walk across Niagara Falls could be jeopardy.

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Police in LeRoy are investigating a copper caper. Investigators said a large quantity of copper wire was stolen from a building at 80 Lake Street.

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The Senate Majority Leader was in Batavia Thursday morning to a announce $2-million grant for the high tech manufacturing park located in the town of Alabama.

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During Wednesday nights Ways and Means committee meeting the County Attorney forewarned County Legislators about a bill that has been proposed in the State that would change the laws for prosecuting 16 and 17 year olds who commit non-violent crimes.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared some Western New York counties as disaster areas.

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 A Corfu man is accused of fighting and acting out violently. A 20 year-old from Alexander has been charged with assault in the 3rd degree and menacing.

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Republican Congressional Candidate David Bellavia released his six point plan for the 26h district Wednesday.

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Local Law Enforcement participated in a Torch Run for the Special Olympics Tuesday. They carried the torch from from the Genesee ARC's location in Elba to ARC's main facility on Walnut Street in Batavia.

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Monday Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed that the state lower the penalties for those caught in public with marijuana. Senator Michael Ranzenhofer said he disagrees with the Governor’s proposal.

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Batavia woman will spend a year in jail for violation of probation.

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Batavia man is accused of taking part in a personal sexual act at a local retail store.

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On Tuesday night the planet Venus will pass in front of the sun for the first time in nearly 100 years.

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It’s official the Holy Family School in LeRoy will be closing this fall.

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A Kansas man is convicted of persuading two Batavia teens into sending him sexually explicit pictures.

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Business First released it’s 2012 teacher pay rankingsIt’s based on teachers salaries in the 98 school districts throughout Western New York.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for lower the penalties for those caught in public with small amounts of marijuana in the State.

 

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Tickets to see daredevil Nik Wallenda walk a tight rope across Niagara Falls from the American side of the falls are sold-out. 

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Three people were injured in a car crash in Pembroke Friday morning. 

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Friday morning Alexander’s fire responders, Mercy EMS and the Sheriff’s Office teamed up for their annual prom safety drills.

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The owner of a local tattoo parlor is accused of impersonating a police officer. 

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The Batavia Police Department assisted State Parole Officers with locating and arresting three people who had stopped checking in with their parole supervisors.

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A new superintendent has been selected for the Oakfield-Alabama school district.

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In correlation with “World No Tobacco Day” Thursday one of the biggest malls close to Genesee County went smoke free.

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Large trucks could soon being paying more for driving on New York State Thruways.

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The State Attorney General has launched a new website that will allow people to see what elected officials are doing.

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The Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park has been bustling with construction since Pepsi Wave and Alpina said they were moving in. WBTA spoke with the GCEDC to get an update on the progress of the County’s new neighbors.

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New York State Assemblyman Kevin Smardz announced today that he will not seek re-election in the Assembly.

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Congresswoman Kathy Hochul is pushing for more relaxed child labor laws on family farms.

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Three Genesee County residents are accused of conspiring to steal from Stan’s Harley Davidson in Batavia after an investigation into thefts that happened there a year ago.

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Republican Congressional Candidate Chris Collins was in Downtown Batavia Wednesday morning outlining his “Small Business Bill of Rights.”

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The New York State Economic Development Council has named Steve Hyde as the developer of the year.

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Legislation that would crack down on cyberbullies is being delayed in the State Assembly.

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People who would like to see Nik Wallenda walk over Niagara Falls on a high wire can get a free voucher for the event this week.

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo introduced its 14th Bishop Tuesday morning.

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Genesee County. 

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What seemed like average weekly trips to the American Legion with Grandma caught the attention of the community and helped get a second grader from Robert Morris Elementary nominated as this year’s “Poppy Girl”.

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This year's Memorial Day parade in Batavia is going to be quite the event, but three years ago there was talk that Batavia would no longer do a Memorial Day parade, because of a lack in helpers.

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There will be a crack down by law enforcement on drunk drivers this Memorial Day weekend.

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If you’re planning on doing some traveling this weekend expect roadways to be busy. AAA is predicting an increase in holiday travel this Memorial day weekend.

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Several museums in Western New York are participating in an effort that will allow military families to get into some local museums for free.

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The Genesee County Drug Task force arrested a Batavia man for allegedly growing marijuana in his garage.

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The State Legislature is considering a bill that would create a registry for those convicted of felony animal abuse which is similar to that of the sex offender registry.

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60 days in Jail and 3 years probation for a Clarendon man who used his pick-up truck to block a woman from driving down North Byron Road in March of 2011.

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It’s been nearly a month since the City of Batavia was left without a police chief.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is leading a push to overhaul the States horse racing industry. President and CEO of Western Regional Off-Track Betting at Batavia Downs Michael Kane said the Governors plan is a very positive step.

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Genesee County man is inducted into New York State's 2012 Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has released their 2011 report.

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Batavia man gets 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison for a burglary charge. 46-year-old Heyward Clark received the sentence in County Court Wednesday morning.

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Buffalo man is arrested after alleged DNA evidence linked him to a Batavia burglary.

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A former Hospice nurse will spend 4 months in jail for bilking nearly $15,000 from her employer.

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Batavia High School’s Tri-M Music honors society is putting on a talent show Tuesday night. Proceeds from the show will go to Batavia middle school student Brandon Johns.

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 Batavia man convicted of burglarizing area businesses will spend 2 to 7 years in State prison.

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A man is alive after plunging into Niagara Falls Monday morning.

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The Genesee ARC held their Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony Saturday.

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The Dwyer Stadium Box Office opened for business Monday. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. and 10a.m. until 2p.m. on Sat...

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The Town of Batavia Republican Committee is people to nominate a town resident for the annual “Community Citizen Award.”

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17-year old Emily Helenbrook is an Alexander High School student with a mean set of pipes and she's having her senior recital Saturday. 

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A client with the Genesee ARC met the ladies from a classic all American rock band.

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The Genesee County Sheriff’s department is reminding New Yorkers to buckle up. The annual “click it or ticket” program kicks off Monday and will run until June 3rd.

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Genesee Community College is asking the County for more money. The college wants an increase of $50,000 in its annual appropriation from county taxpayers.

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Batavia Downs announced Wednesday that another County has joined the ranks in support of full casino gaming at the Downs. Wayne County is now the sixth County to support the casino.   

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Volunteers were out working hard all across Genesee County Wednesday for the United Way Day of Caring.

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All 2012 School budgets have been approved

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The State Assembly is petitioning Governor Cuomo for disaster relief funds for local farms.

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Batavia man accused of welfare fraud has been located. 36-year-old Michael Schramm was found in Ohio after a warrant was issued for his arrest here in Genesee County.

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Genesee County Officials held a "Mayday" for mandate relief rally near the steps of the old court house Monday. The officials were calling on the state government to help with rising mandate costs.

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The Batavia City School district released a document Monday that answers many questions taxpayers have been asking during recent budget meetings. 

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Genesee Community College will graduate their largest class ever this Sunday, May 20th.

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Investigators are looking into several acts of vandalism in the town of Darien.

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WBTA and two of its finest are being given a very dignified award. The Genesee ARC is giving this year’s Spirit of ARC award to Dan and Deb Fischer.

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  • School budget votes slated for tomorrow.
  • Nuclear reactor at Kodak. 
  • Batavia teen attempts to stab social services worker. 

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Two were injured in a two car collision in front of the Batavia McDonalds Friday afternoon.

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 Lawmakers are considering at bill that would keep teenagers out of tanning booths. The bill would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds at salons. 

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Bethany man turned himself into authorities Thursday night.Stafford man was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for allegedly obtaining oxycodone tablets with the intention of selling them in LeRoy. 

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tight rope walk over Niagara Falls has been turned into a primetime network event.  

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