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The Batavia woman convicted of punching a Wal-Mart worker last Christmas Eve could be out of prison if she makes bail pending a ruling on the defense's motion to appeal her sentence.

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VA of Western New York is offering an information session Saturday in Batavia.

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The Wellsville man accused of attmepting to defraud facebook was ordered by a federal judge to cough up the money for the company's legal and travel costs.

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Danielle Kellog, 24, is out on $20,000 bail. She is accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a seven-month-old baby Tuesday.

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Sheriff's Deputies are looking for information regarding an incident that caused $1,000 damage.

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Levi Clayton suffered a broken jaw and other injuries Saturday when his home was ransacked.

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Back open for public comment since the state missed the original deadline, the Department of Environmental Conservation releases its latest proposal of regulations for hydrofracking.

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  • Two overnight accidents in Orleans County lead to DWI arrests.
  • Two Batavians are facing criminal contempt charges for violating stay-away orders of protection.
  • A Batavia man is facing drug-related charges after the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force says they found heroin and cocaine in his car during a traffic stop.

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Batavia Police needs your help in finding the suspect who held up the Dollar General store in Batavia this week. 

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  • Orleans County jail guard under investigation...
  • LeRoy Wiss Hotel is worth saving...
  • State AG reaches agreement with gun shows

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A seven-year veteran of the Orleans County Sheriff's Office is facing two charges for allegedly engaging in inappropriate conduct with a female inmate at the Orleans County Jail.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schniederman says "off the books" sales of guns at gun shows threaten public safety.

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You may notice a new sign traveling on East Main Street in Batavia. The site of the Cary Mansion has been dedicated with a roadside historical marker.

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  • A Batavia man is accused of stealing property from Darien Lake Theme Park when he was an employee .
  • A Batavia man already locked up in the Genesee County Jail is facing a new charge for aggravated sexual abuse.
  • A LeRoy woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing someone’s wallet.

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Still hoping to emerge from bankruptcy protection, Kodak has new plans.

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  • County budget approved with three "no" votes...
  • Three legislators object  to subsidy for EDC...
  • Water main break in Town of Batavia

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No service or low water pressure affecting customers along Ellicott St. Rd. (Route 63) near Shepard Rd. 

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Town Clark says problem should be resolved in one to two hours.

UPDATE: (4:11 p.m.): Authorities say the water is back on

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Long-time Rochester anchor Rich Funke is set to be inducted today into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Funke started his career at WBTA.

UPDATE: Funke talks to WBTA by phone from NYC about his time at the station and his thoughts on retirement.

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The Sabres aren't using the arena due to the NHL lockout, but the Amerks will Dec. 23.

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To improve its reputation and provide more convenience to residents, the DMV has added another online service.

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Revnue from discounted Cyber Monday deal for Empire Passports surges in 2012.

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The Clothe a Homeless Hero Act requires TSA to distribute clothing left at airport security checkpoints to charities aimed at helping homeless veterans an their families.

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Due to miss regulatory evaluation deadline, Cuomo says the DEC will apply for 90-day extension.

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Paul Ceglia says Facebook's legal representation is threatening his own case.

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Unable to reach a sellout with 15,000 tickets remaining, Sunday's game will not be broadcast locally.

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  • Batavia Dollar General robbed...
  • Muckdogs move to Binghamton: dispelled...
  • County Legislature  to act on budget, pay raises

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A new report from ESPNNewYork.com says an agreement involving Binghamton, Ottawa -- and potentially the Muckdogs -- is off the table.

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The state ranks just behind Wisconsin in terms of acres of organic crops harvested.

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The woman convicted of assaulting a Wal-Mart worker Christmas Eve in 2011 is due to give birth soon. Simmons was sentenced to five years in state prison earlier this month.

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  • New York State Police arrested a Wyoming County woman for changing her residence and leaving 11 cats behind.
  • A doctor in Livingston County is facing a grand larceny charge.
  • A Wyoming County man is under arrest following a domestic dispute.

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Paul Ceglia is facing up to 40 years in prison on mail and wire fraud charges.

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Non-union elected officials and department heads are set to receive salary increases for the first time in four years.

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  • City Council cautious about vendor fee increase...
  • Former corrections officer gets four months in jail for DWI...
  • Cuomo asks for $41-billion in federal aid 

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Oliver's Candies puts emphasis on its website and packaging duties. Web sales are a growing part of the company's business.

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After sentencing two individuals with much to lose on felony DWI charges, Judge Robert Noonan said he sees how crippling addiction can become to "ordinary" people.

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The Department is working with the Salvation Army to provide basic supplies for Batavia families in need.

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The newly-elected senator is urging the Small Business Administration to provide loans for Buffalo businesses that depend on hockey-generated revenue.

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On the agenda for discussion is peddler/solicitor license fees -- something that hasn't changed in 27 years.

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  • A LeRoy teenager has been jailed for his second DWI, making the most recent one a felony.
  • A 20-year-old Batavia man is facing criminal charges after getting into an argument Sunday morning.
  • A loud party on Summit Street in Batavia leads to criminal charges.
  • A Batavia teen is facing several charges after allegedly engaging in a physical altercation with another person in the presence of a child.
  • A LeRoy woman accused of shutting off the phone service of another person is facing a criminal impersonation charge.
  • Two Bergen teens are facing charges for allegedly driving through a plowed field early Sunday morning.
  • A Wyoming County man accused of pouring water into a former employer’s gas tank is facing charges.

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NYS Police has joined the 21st century, officials say. Find links to their official facebook and twitter pages here.

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  • First taste of winter in Western New York...
  • Loud party leads to ciminal charges...
  • Batavia Council to consider increasing peddler's fee

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  • Snow in the forecast.
  • Four persons arrested in 3 area incidents.
  • Transportation services improve in New York and Long Island

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  • Muckdogs could be leaving Batavia
  • A portion of Lake Ontario State Parkway to close for the Winter
  • A unique gift idea for Cyber Monday 

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The publication sites sources that say Binghamton officials are eyeing a NYPL team if the Eastern League Binghamton Mets relocate to Ottawa.

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Structure fire reported at the Plum Creek Driving Range in Batavia.

UPDATE: Everything called off; fire is out.

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All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan 26-27 is also cancelled.

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  • An Attica woman is facing petit larceny and tampering with physical evidence charges.
  • A Batavia teen is facing a harassment charge
  • A Darien woman is under arrest following a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation involving her use of a stolen check.

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How to give the gift of the outdoors to someone this holiday season.

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Geography and fewer crowds means Batavia is a good place for Black Friday shopping.

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  •  Black Friday Shopping Underway
  • Temperatures are execpted to dip today with some snow in the forecast.
  • Four persons have been arrested following an accident on Route 238 in Alexander.

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A 69-year-old grandmother is reportedly accused of helping her grandson smuggle crack cocaine and marijuana into Attica Correctional facility where he housed in August.

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It will reopen Friday morning at 10.

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Hunting season started over last weekend, but several people have already been charged for not abiding by hunting regulations.

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Thomas DiNapoli advises gift card recipients this holiday season to know of warnings and fees attached to them.

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With New York still evaluting its health assessment of the controversial drilling process, the Governor says the deadline to finish rule-making will likely not be met.

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Cuomo, speaking out for the first time on the proposed Thruway toll increase in an Albany radio interview, says the agency should be more creative and aggressive to avoid any hikes.

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  • A 25-year-old Wyoming County man is under arrest for allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of 11 from 2005 to 2012.
  • A routine traffic stop in Wyoming County leads to a drug arrest of a Buffalo man.
  • A man already behind bars at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion is accused of smuggling over 30 grams of marijuana into the prison during a visitation.
  • Another man behind bars is facing drug charges for allegedly being involved in the smuggling of crack cocaine into Attica Correctional Facility when housed there this August.
  • An Akron man is arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography.

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  • County legislators approve GCEDC sudsidy...
  • Tim Horton's moves a step closer to new location in Batavia...
  • Jobless rate inches up in Gensee County
     

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20-year-old James Kosiorek took off to South Carolina following a 2010 assault charge in Genesee County. Judge Robert Noonan said he wanted an updated mental health evaluation for the young man before determining his sentence.

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The organization is still accepting food and monetary donations for the winter holiday season.

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A shrinking pool of money from the gas tax and state and federal funding means authorities may be forced to delay the necessary repair of local bridges.

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Department of Labor numbers indicate that more people are employed in Genesee County, but the unemployment rate is up from a year ago. The rate also increased a tenth of a percent from September of 2012.

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The Town of Batavia Zoning Board approved a set-back variance for the new location at Lewiston Road near West Main Street Road. 

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Could gaming revenues be useful in helping Hurricane Sandy clean-up?

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  • Batavia man indicted on drug charges while in prison...
  • Lift bridge reopens in Albion...
  • State predicts more deer to be  taken this year

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Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the fund's estimated rate of return for the second quarter that ended Sept. 30 was just over four-percent. 

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GCC's hosting a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for international and out-of-state students forced to spend the holiday at the residence hall.

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Benjamin Santiago had been given a chance for no jail time

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A mild winter results in more deer for hunters to take home this season.

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On Day 65 of the NHL lockout, the players' and owners' sides continue bargaining negotiations.

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The state program helps families and elderly adults keep their homes warm in the winter. 

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The senator from New York says many impacted by Hurricane Sandy were cut off and in the dark because cell phone service was disrupted.

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Proponents are asking for an increase of $1.25 to the state's minimum wage.

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  • Two fatal accidents in region...
  • Two teenagers arrested for vandalizing Attica auto dealership...
  • Schumer calls for better cell service in storms 

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  • Genesee County Sheriff's Office Announces Changes to Staff
  • Batavia Police Department Announces New Hiring
  • Genesee County Sheriff's Investigating Fatal Crash

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  • Man outstanding arrest warrant found as authorities were looking for a different man...
  • A Batavia man is facing an assault charge...
  • A Basom woman is facing petit larceny and criminal contempt charges.

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Reported missing after last night's Bills' game, police say a 26-year-old man died of accidental drowning.

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Through 6 tonight at the American Legion in LeRoy, you can help contribute to those still struggling in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.

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Due to a strike, the Hostess company plans to liquidate.

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The FBI says a Buffalo-area reverend and lawyer approached a staffer of the Congresswoman’s campaign asking that she convince her husband to drop the criminal case against him if helps attract undecided voters.

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An unidentified 26-year-old man went missing after the Bills game Thursday.

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Bills improve to 4-and-6 after a 19-14 Thursday night win over Miami at home.

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Buffalo Police have arrested a man they say is a high-level heroin dealer in the city.  

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A St. John Fisher pharmacy school student is facing federal drug charges for allegedly selling illegal narcotics out of an ice cream truck.

UPDATED: U.S. Attorney Bill Hochul comments on the case.

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James Sheflin is the new Parking Enforcement/Dog Control Officer.

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  • East pembroke Fire Hall struck by SUV...
  • Foul odor returns to Attica...
  • Batavia City Council election still not official

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A woman loses consciousness as she's driving, loses control of her car and hits the East Pembroke Fire Hall.

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The Genesee County Board of Elections expects to have offical results Monday specifically for the city council race between Republican Jim Russell and Democrat Laura Ricci.

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The Democratic senator is running a lottery to give tickets away to Obama's inauguration.

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The New York Kids County Data Book compiled from Census data and produced by the State Council on Children and Families has released the information in an easy-to-digest format.

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After the EPA extinguished the fire within the Hillcrest Industries recycling pile, reports of the stench returning.

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State Police has tips on avoiding preventable hunting accidents.

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Once Nancy Pelosi showed up, the Republican congressman-elect realized he was in the wrong place, according to Roll Call.

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Steven Metz, 40, of Hamburg is being held without bail.

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Ali Mohamad Mohamud received 25 years to life in Erie County Court in the death of his stepson.

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The Bills play on nationally-televised Thursday Night Football tonight on the NFL Network.

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The office will now be open six hours a day.

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A pitbull dragged by an SUV has been adopted as his former owner faces a charge of animal cruelty.

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State Senator Eric Adams wants to expedite the voting process.

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  • The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force arrests an Alexander man on a felony count.
  • A Batavia man is facing sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

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Alan Hevesi, 72, was serving time behind bars for his role in a pay-to-play corruption scandal involving the state employee pension fund during his time in office.

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The cable company is facing class action lawsuits for imposing a $3.95 cable modem rental fee.

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  • Jacquetta Simmons sentenced to 5 years in prison...
  • Grace Suozzi said the incident changed her life forever...
  • WNY State Senator questions driver's license bid 

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How will Rochester be affected?

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Three million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday, AAA says.

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Read the play-by-play of what was said in court today at Jacquetta Simmons' sentencing from the prosecution, defense and the Judge.

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A pregnant Jacquetta Simmons was sentenced this morning in County Court. 

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  •  Sentencing is scheduled today for Jacquetta Simmons.
  • A bak robber gets 15 years in prison.
  • Nicholas Antonucci of Alexander is in trouble again.

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31-year-old Michael Makolinski pleaded guilty to robbing five banks between October and December 2007 in Batavia, Irondequoit, Lewiston, Buffalo and Erie, Pennsylvania.

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A reminder to make sure your car is locked at all times.

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Nicholas Antonucci, recently released on $50,000 bond in Wyoming County, violated an order of protection against an estranged girlfriend.

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Quaker/Muller is set to open in 2013. At GCC through 8 pm Tuesday, learn more about the merged-company, taste its yogurt and submit a job application.

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Residents and lawmakers see pros and cons to having a federal veterans' cemetery in Pembroke.

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Genesee County Board of Elections to start counting absentee ballots today. Could that affect the City of Batavia Council race?

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Already reschedule twice, the Thruway Authority is expected to address a toll hike.

UPDATE: A board member speaks out criticizing how the organization has handled itself.

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Veterans Day postponed the Council meeting.

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Hurricane Sandy certain to affect New York's expected $1 billion budget gap.

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Despite a lackluster 2012 election for the party, Ed Cox is confident for 2013 and 2014.

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Bills sellout so Thursday's prime-time game against Miami will not be blacked-out locally.

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  • Darien woman accused of stealing relative's identity...
  • Cuomo asks Feds for $30-billion in storm aid...
  • Fists fly in Maple St. fracas 

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Military veterans and service members have options when it comes to navigating student loans tailored specially for them.

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UMMC says it makes patients' safety a priority and does everything it can to disinfect the best way possible.

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Schumer announces bipartisan plan to address the controversial topic.

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  • A Batavia man has been charged with criminal contempt and menacing.
  • A Bank Street man involved in a domestic disturbance is facing charges for attempted burglary, criminal contempt and criminal mischief.
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Batavia man who they say was wanted in Nevada on charges of sexually assaulting a child.
  • A Bergen man was charged with possession of LSD and a quantity of marijuana.

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Bills come up short Sunday on a late-game endzone interception.

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A lecture at GCC's Medina campus tonight explores how forensics is helping the families of the military's MIA/POWs.

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  • Fallen soldier returns home to Alden...
  • Three injured in Batavia accident...
  • Last of the warm temperatures 

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  • Local observances of Veteran's Day...
  • It will be warm and sunny...
  • A pair of arrests in Genesee County

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  • Batavia man faces drug charges, accused of selling crack...
  • Kevin Bacon arrested in Batavia (?)...
  • Livingston County murder remains unsolved for 32 years 

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A man from Brooklyn offered his wallet to "make it all go away."

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Events Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are scheduled to honor Veterans Day in Genesee County.

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09

John Eastridge is accused of having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 11 in September 2009. 

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The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify a a murder victim who was found exactly 33 years ago tomorrow.

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Reportedly reviewing a potential toll hike, the meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday.

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Choosing Batavia would not only be beneficial geographically, but also a statement of his support of surrounding rural communities.

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The accident occurred in the YMCA rear parking lot Oct. 25.

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Bernie Fine, who was fired over accusations of sexual abuse against young boys, is no longer being investigated.

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09

Along with her son, Sean Lennon, Ono tries to get the attention of the governor to ban hydrofracking.

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09
  • Batavia church burglar setenced...
  • Gasoline rating comes to downstate...
  • V-A narrows sites for WNY cemetery

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Less than the maximum, John Cabrera Jr. was sentenced to two to six years on three counts served consecutively for his string of church burglaries and jail escape.

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Although Gillibrand just won re-election as a senator from New York, she could be eyeing a bigger campaign in the future.

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A meeting scheduled for Friday is expected to include discussion on the proposed 45 percent toll increase.

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Cuomo has also reportedly taken action against a government employee for misusing workers during the storm. 

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At least four county legislators are questioning why the county should allocate $215,000 to an agency known for giving out at least that much money in employee bonuses.

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  • Batavia man admits to another case of child abuse...
  • Batavia woman faces drug charges...
  • Governor's home one of thousands still without power

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Genesee County Board of Elections Republican Chair Dick Siebert weighs in on Election Day.

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07
  • An Elba man is facing a felony incest charge.
  • A Medina man is facing several charges following a domestic incident.
  • A Batavia woman was arraigned on two felony drug counts Wedneday iin County Court.
  • A man already serving a 15-year prison term for molesting a toddler admitted in County Court today that he also molested another child under age 11 in March.

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In a very tight race, Hochul conceded around midnight today. 

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All the results in Genesee County elections from Tuesday.

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No contested races took place.

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Grad showing all elections in Genesee County today 

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Batavia Fire Department  will flush hydrants Thursday from approximately 9 to 3 p.m. in the general area south of East Main Street and east of Jackson Street. 

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Displaced voters can vote from any polling place in the state.

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The one agreeable point: this election matters.

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06

Judge rules the company can quit providing benefits as it tries to emerge from Chapter 11.

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Be prepared when you enter the booth. Here's all the information on what's on the ballot.

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Make sure your vote counts and vote correctly. You have three chances.

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It's their civil duty, too.

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Two people stole or vandalized $10,000 worth of property at Mount Morris Central School.

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Find your polling place here if you haven't voted already.

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  • Nun pleads not guilty to embezzing church funds...
  • Soldier from Alden killed in Afghanistan...
  • Election Day 2012 

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  • Orleans County nun charged with Grand Larceny,
  • D-A said Sister Mary Anne Rapp had a gambling addiction... 
  • Hochul-Collins race all even

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03
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends Tonight
  • NYC Marathon is Cancelled
  • Local Couple to be honored for Serving Needy 

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Residents can use the LeRoy location instead.

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The annual outdoor game scheduled two months from now is the latest victim of the ongoing labor stalemate between the League and its players.

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The DMV also wants to remind residents at this time of the dangers of drowsy driving.

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Slowly, signs of progress are emerging but frustrations are also becoming clear.  

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Department of Labor finds that 171,000 jobs were added, but unemployment increases.

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  • A fight at a rooming house on West Main Street results in two arrests.
  • A Batavia man attempted to steal two bottles of liquor from the Center Street Smokehouse resturant.

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Police believe Todd Weaver was under the influence of drugs when the pursuits occurred this morning 

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  • Five Star Bank's east location drive-thru is is not functional because someone drove through it. 
  • The social security office is dealing with a deer that broke a window.

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  • Gasoline in short supply downstate... 
  • Three car accident injures teenager in Alabama...
  • First Niagara debit card customers advised to check account

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UMMC was nominated by Genesee ARC in recognition of its support of individuals with disabilities to be productive, successful employees.  

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A six-month investigation alleges that Victor Guy, 25,  was involved in the transportation and sale of crack cocaine in the City of Batavia

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Season opens June 17; no home game assigned for July 4th holiday, but celebration still planned.

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USPS is condicting surveys in Pavilion and two other local post offices to make a decision about its future in an effort to save money.

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The Batavia Fire Department reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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  • New York State damage tab from Sandy: $6-billion so far...
  • National Guardsmen from WNY help downstate...
  • State sets surplus vehicle auction in Batavia

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Sale will be held Nov. 8 at State Police headquarters on West Saile Dr. 

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