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If any one knows of the whereabouts of Wayne Potter, 30, call the department’s confidential tip line (585) 345-6370 or 911.

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Both Batavia-located companies are looking to add to their facilities.

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Aid for the Town and City of Batavia and Genesee County from Video Lottery Terminals is expected to rise by about $172,000.

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Officials say a trouble lamp used as heat caught bedding on fire that was used to house the dogs.

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Though the hard deadline has been extended to April 15, buyers must have at least started an application by midnight.

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Lawmakers are voting Monday afternoon to achieve an on-time budget.

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  • A State Street woman has been charged with Menacing for allegedly brandishing a weapon and threatening to use it. 
  • A shoplifting complaint leads to the arrests of two cousins in LeRoy.

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  • Bank robber pleads guilty...
  • Schumer wants review of WTC security...
  • Top honors for Warsaw HS Cheerleaders

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30
  • Winter still hasn't left our area.
  • New York State has a tentative budget.
  • Home Show wraps up at Faletti Ice Arena

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Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Batavia Downs Gaming on Park Road in Batavia.

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  • Batavia man pleads guilty to robbing the Five Star Bank in January.
  • Winter Storm Watch posted for parts of WNY
  • Bills announce public memorial for Ralph Wilson Jr. Saturday, April 5

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With bills soaring this month, these tips will assist energy consumers until the weather gets warmer.

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The National Weather Service has posted it in Wyoming, Livingston and southern tier counties from 5 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday.

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New York is the largest state that does not have one to fight for utility consumers in the case of rate hikes.

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It's set to be demolished next week, but it's been a valuable training tool for both the Batavia city fire and police departments.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Scott Doll...
  • Medina company announces major expansion, new jobs...
  • Home Show opens today at Faletti Ice Arena

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Including in Batavia.

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The Corfu man convicted of murdering his former business partner Joseph Benaquist in 2010 is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole until 2025.

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And the reason all begins with this harsh winter...

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27
  • Shane Bell acquitted of assault charge...
  • GCC College Village security guard arested for panty raid...
  • Livingston County, healthiest in NYS

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Bell’s attorney William Tedford said he believes that for the jury it came down to self-defense over the intent to cause serious injury.

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The trial for a Batavia man accused of assault on Harvester Avenue is now in the hands of the jury.

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He'll instead undergo chemotherapy and radiation, according to doctors and his wife on social media.

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Deputies say he participated in hundreds of illegal narcotics investigations, search warrants and arrests, assisting multiple police agencies.

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Matthew Lenhard, 28, of Corfu is charged with six counts of felony Burglary and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

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For the second year in a row Livingston County is first in the annual County Health Rankings report.

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The IRS never threatens and never demands payment by phone.

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Each ARC Chapter shared a success story for the 2014 Statewide Gives Back publication and Genesee ARC chose to feature Marty, a longtime volunteer at the New York State Veterans Home.

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  • Shane Bell says he didn't mean to injure Scott Baker so seriously...
  • Buffalo Bills fans ponder future of team following death of owner Ralph Wilson...
  • LeRoy buys new heavy rescue vehicle

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25

Police statements from Shane Bell, 47, were played as well as testimony from the victim’s mother and a witness.

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Sadness was an immediate reaction, but some say it's difficult to ignore the organization's future uncertainty.

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Wilson, 95, dies at his Detroit home 

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The 45-foot long "rolling tool box" can also assist other Genesee County departments.

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25
  • A Warsaw woman is accused of striking someone with a brick and damaging the victim’s car.
  • A Livonia man is accused of driving drunk with his family in the car.

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25

Daniel P. Ireland FACHE, President of United Memorial Medical Center, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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25
  • Legal tug of war continues between Downs and Henrietta casino proponents...
  • Attica teenagers charged with setting fire to playground...
  • Cuomo warns NY business to comply with minimum wage changes...

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Six people including two pedestrians were injured in the two-car crash at Oak and Richmond Streets in Nov. 29.

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  • A Batavia woman is charged with child endangerment after police find her and her child allegedly living in “deplorable” conditions.
  • Two Attica teens are accused of intentionally setting fire to playground equipment

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24

Batavia Downs ownership filed a complaint with the state ethics commission to explore alleged illegal lobbying activity; David Flaum's law firm calls it "fabricated."

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Accused of selling prescription paid pills to undercover officers

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  • Investigators say fire at Bed, Bath and Beyond may have been arson...
  • Police seek driving who crashed into a house and fled...
  • Openly gay student named "Mr. Batavia"

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Police hope these grainy pictures may jog someone's memory and help investigators find cause of the fire that closed the store

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23
  • An arrest for the November Black Friday vehicle and pedestrian accident at the corner of Oak and Richmond.
  • Sheriff's Depuites want to talk with four persons who were in Bed Bath and Beyond when flames broke out there in January.
  • Batavia Police are looking for the driver of a car that struck a house on Liberty Street.

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22
  • Investigators Seeking Help in Bed, Bath & Beyond Fire
  • Suspect in Black Friday Accident Arraigned
  • Genesee County Public Defender Retires

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21

15 of 31 wells tested are positive for coliform bacteria and E. coli

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  • Fire on Brown Road in Corfu damages barn...
  • City man charged with fighting with police...
  • Deputy mayor of Rochester arrested for DWI

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20

Incident occurs on Prune St. in front of three young children, Police said

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  • Two Rochester men arrested for local burglaries...
  • Six water wells test positive for contamination...
  • Teacher accused of stealing school property to support drug habit

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Wells are located in previously identified area:  near Batavia-Oakfield Townline Rd. east of Rt 63 and Lewiston Rd. south of Batavia-Oakfield Townline Rd. 

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  • Election alters LeRoy Village Board...
  • Stafford man jailed for possession of stolen check...
  • New publisher named for The Daily News

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Parts Manager accused of stealing radios and selling on her Ebay account

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  • One positive bacteria test led to Boil Water Advisory...
  • Batavia Schools disqualified from singing contest...
  • Highway department uses up road salt supply and budget

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18

NYS Lottery said BCSD violated two provisions of the contest

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Area of concern is defined

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  • Legislature approves bonds for College Village construction...
  • Livingston County native killed in Lake Placid...
  • Astorino says SAFE Act has done nothing to make NY'ers safer 

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Former Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback had an initial surgery Wednesday f...

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  • Funding Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program
  • Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving for St. Patrick's Day Weekend
  • WBTA Police Beat

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14

Possible manure contamination of water wells near intersection of Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road and Route 63 (Lewiston Rd.)

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The school's music department is looking for votes for a chance to win up to $10,000 in music education funding.

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Kayla Heimlich and Emily Graham are chosen as American Legion Auxiliary Girls State candidates.

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The indictments says the incidents occurred from the Fall to January on various city streets.

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  • Fatal snowmobile accident in Wyoming County...
  • Troopers target drunk drivers over St. Patty's Day weekend...
  • Pay raise for direct care aides supported by NYSARC

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The accident was not discovered until early Thursday morning by a snow plow operator.

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Induction ceremony set for March 19.

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Statewide advocacy groups are calling for a wage increase to be included in the upcoming state budget to support direct care workers' invaluable care at organizations such as the Genesee ARC.

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  • Blizzard over, travel advisories lifted...
  • Armed robber of Batavia gas station gets four years...
  • Byrd flies to Big Easy

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A band of moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to ease into the region at 6:30 Wednesday evening.

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The Thruway Authority has also banned long tandem trailers from exit 25A to the Pennsylvania state line.

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The longtime Rochester television anchor announced today he is running as a Republican to represent the 55th District.

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Roads will be closed except for "essential" travel. This means travel is limited to medical personnel, fire, law enforcement, emergency services, etc.

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The Urgent Care Centers in Batavia and LeRoy will not open today. The emergency department at 127 North Street, Batavia will remain open.

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Sheriff Offices in Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties issue "No Unnecessary Travel" advisories

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  • Blizzard Warning Issued...
  • Most area schools close...
  • Conditions to worsen throughout the day

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  • In effect from 2 a.m. Wednesday through 2 a.m. Thursday...
  • Several school districts announce closings for Wednesday CLICK HERE

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Organizers of the fund are working to replenish its revenue with the community's support for the important police service.

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UPDATE (2:54 p.m.): BOTH meetings have been cancelled.

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Tuesday feels like a nice early-spring day; Wednesday and Thursday are another story.

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The Board unanimously passed a resolution opposing any new casinos west of Route 14.

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Two separate crashes occurred within minutes at the intersection of Main and Center.

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The March 22 talk will be followed by a book signing and then an hour-long presentation of films from the Sprout collection, movies made by and /or starring people with intellectual or other disabilities.

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  • Batavia city budget approved by slim margin...
  • Winter Storm Warning posted for WNY
  • Bergen student charged with animal cruelty

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debate over Assistant City Manager could have scuttled budget process

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They're charged in connection to a photograph showing a dog being held by its hind legs being forced to drink from a beer keg.

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A report from the state comptroller indicates over one third of homeowners spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

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Tonia Doell of Vine Street was jailed without bail after her arrest.

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Forecasters predict snow accumulations of seven to 12 inches.

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All occupants were safely evacuated.

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  • Structure fire in Darien Center...
  • Winter Storm Watch posted...
  • VA cemetery in Pembroke, years away

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  • Daylight Savings Time is Back.  Set Your clocks and watches ahead one hour!
  • A colder day  as compared to yesterday is expected.
  • An arrest for menacing with a weapon on West Main Street Road.

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Notre Dame season ends 57 - 52

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A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members went missing off the coast of Vietnam. The Boeing 777-200 went missing during ...

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  • State Police Avoid Head-On Crash
  • Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers to Test Smoke Detectors
  • GCEDC Releases Annual Report
  • Hawley to hold Three Town Hall Meetings Today

 

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Trooper had to take immediate evasive action to avoid accident on Rt 5 in Town of Batavia

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Batavia Fire Departments reminds you to change batteries in smoke detectors

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  • Fire damages Elba home...
  • Grand Jury indicts two for Batavia burglary...
  • GCEDC to issue annual report today

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Weapon was involved, school placed in lock down

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Frederick Miller charged with killing his girlfriend one year ago

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  • Batavia/Genesee Co. Top Micropolitan Area again...
  • Astorino announces candidacy for governor...
  • Buffalo Bills put Toronto series on hold

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As the most recent class of 22 graduates receives their completion certificates, the Academy itself recognizes its 25th Silver Anniversary.

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There are currently two water main breaks on Union St. near Robert Morris School and near the Notre Dame athletic field.

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Nearby county offices do not know where it came from or who put it up today.

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The Westchester County Executive made it official today.

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Saturday they take on Sherman out of Chautauqua County at Buffalo State College at 1 p.m. You can follow along to that game right here on AM 1490 WBTA and WBTAi.com.

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The future of the Toronto series beyond this year is unclear.

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  • Tompkins Insurance seeks tax breaks for building purchase...
  • Livingston Co. man charged charged with killing his wife...
  • State DOT issues warning about Route 20 bridge in Alexander

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The meeting is open to the public and it starts at 4 at the MedTech Center, across the street from GCC.

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A recent engineering inspection concluded it (and the Route 20 bridge in Pavilion) can no longer support heavy vehicles.

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Gary Flemke is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife.

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Twice a month, a registered nurse will be present to answer health-related questions, check blood pressure, review medications and provide diabetes risk assessments.

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The man tells deputies he was rubbing his eye and didn't see the oncoming vehicle.

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It's purpose is to encourage discussions about neighborhood concerns and start to list projects that will build confidence and pride in their community.

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  • Pembroke grandmother pleads guilty to drug charges...
  • Head-on crash in Elba...
  • Victim of Livingston County homicide identified

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An Akron nurse accused of stealing pills from her employer to sell to the grandmother also pleaded guilty.

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It's at Batavia City Hall on Saturday, March 8 from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

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Weekend and holiday operations at the theme park begin May 10.

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It runs from 6 Monday night to 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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They take on Houghton Tuesday right here on WBTA.

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Western Regional Off-Track Betting has filed an ethics complaint and multiple WNY municipalities have opposed the proposal citing its detrimental effects on Batavia Downs.

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  • Case of murder in Livingston County...
  • 18 year old city man charged with beating up little brother...
  • Batavia woman charged with renting merchandise then pawning it

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  • Bank of Castile, Tompkins Insurance Purchase Main and Center Property
  • Police Investigating Possible Connection Between Batavia and East Aurora Bank Robberies
  • IBM Makes Cuts Days After Announcing Job Opportunities in Buffalo

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