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The collision, which only involved the drivers of the two cars which crashed head-on, occurred just before 2:30 this afternoon at Main Road, or Route 5 near Lake Road in Pembroke.

UPDATE (5:49): The Genesee County Sheriff's Office has released the names of those involved. 

61-year-old Mary J. Smith of Pembroke was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van, 55-year-old Victoria A. Zimmer of Clarence, was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight with serious injuries.

Chief Deputy Dibble says the cause of the crash is not immediately apparent.

 

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Drug Take-Back day presents Genesee County residents with an opportunity to properly and responsibly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. The LeRoy Police Department released its resuts from Saturday's event.

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Using an unconventional method that features the strawberries being grown in baskets in a hothouse, an Oakfield farm will have locally-grown strawberries available next week.

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Woman suffers compound leg fracture 

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  • LeRoy teen facing felony drug charge...
  • Part of Washington Ave. to be closed for water repair...
  • Orleans Co. man gets two years for animal cruelty 

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Nearly 50 abused and abandoned dogs were rescued by Wyoming Countyʼs Animal Control Unit and Sheriffʼs Department in Middlebury over the weekend.

Donations can be made to: Wyoming County Animal Shelter 4380 Route 19 Silver Springs, NY 14550

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The arrest stems from a complaint initiated during the evening hours of April 15 when another teen was found “highly impaired” on the grounds of LeRoy High School and needed to hospitalized.

UPDATE: The LeRoy Police Department says the defendant is Austin Nicometo of North Street. The charge is a felony because the other teen is under 18.

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Joshua Gerber allegedly failed to yield for a stop sign at the intersection of Randall and Keeney Roads and struck a vehicle travelling east. 

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Washington Ave. will be closed between Porter Ave. and Jefferson Ave. beginning at approximately 8:30am until the work to repair a water main is completed. 

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  • A Wyoming County woman is facing charges for driving drunk after she was allegedly clocked going 107 miles per hour on 490 Saturday night.
  • A Batavia man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
  • A series of domestic incidents lands two Warsaw men in jail.

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Three winners who submit the best response to what they want to be when they grow up have a chance to win several prizes.

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  • Dynamite detonated following Kendall fire...
  • Retired Troop A commander heads security at ECMC...
  • Did William Spengler get additional help in Christmas Eve attack 

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  • A two vehicle accident leads to DWI arrest.
  • Two Batavia women arrested after Central Ave. fracas
  • Two marijuana possession arrests.

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  • Two Genesee County Residents Facing New Grand Larceny Charges
  • Level 3 Registered Sex Offender Jailed on $500,000 Bail in Genesee County
  • City GOP Endorses Council at-Large Slate

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18-year-old Jamie Bachorski of Webber Avenue, Oakfield and 23-year-old Matthew Vandorn of Trumbull Parkway, Batavia, are facing new charges for allegedly stealing two dirt bikes from a home on Clipnock Road, Stafford last July in the middle of the night.

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Iraq war veterans are among many in Genesee County concerned about how the SAFE Act will affect their right to own a gun.

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The City of Batavia Police Department has announced the arrest of a Geneva man who, it says, is allegedly responsible for sexually abusing numerous children in the City of Batavia and Genesee County.

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A Batavia man is accused of using an employer’s business credit card to make unauthorized purchases at a retail store on Veterans Memorial Drive.

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Buckley and Russell do not seek re-election, former BPD Lieutenant Eugene Jankowski will run

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Smash and dash yields cash registers and cigarettes 

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  • Hundreds attend gun forum at GCC...
  • GCC softball coach resigns...
  • Wal-mart cashier seeks restitution from attacker 

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Darien Lake Theme Park is upgrading its restaurant choices by opening an Anchor Bar -- famous for its buffalo wings.

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The Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 41-year-old Michelle Scroger of Hutchins Street. She’s accused of selling cocaine to an undercover agent on two occasions.

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Undersheriff Szczesniak advises if you have concerns you are encouraged to contact your local police department, Sheriff's Office or New York State police at any hour of the day or night.  

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Judge Robert Noonan, who heard from both sides this morning, will issue a decision soon. Grace Suozzi, the 70-year-old Wal-Mart greeter who was knocked to the ground due to Simmons' punch on Christmas Eve 2011,  is seeking $2,100.

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With LeRoy’s Wiss Hotel demolished, Mayor Greg Rogers wants to see what having a vacant lot feels like before making a decision on the space’s future.

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  • GCC softball coach arrested...
  • Sheriff asks for help in probe of Pembroke burglaries...
  • Batavia School budget raises taxes by 2-percent 

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The legal case alleges that 28-year-old Renee Smith filed false time cards claiming to be working for the state while actually putting in hours with the softball team.

UPDATE (4/25): GCC spokesperson Richard Ensman says Smith informed the college of her resignation Wednesday night.

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Ross Street at East Main in the City of Batavia will be closed tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. as the City Bureau of Maintenance works on a pipeline repair.

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  • The LeRoy Police Department has charged two men for allegedly stealing beer from a West Main Street business Monday.
  • A Town of Alabama man who skipped out on sentencing for burglary and grand larceny charges is back in the custody of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Genesee County’s unemployment rate was measured at 8 percent for March which is the lowest it’s been for any month of March since 2008 when the rate was 6.3 percent.

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During the car break-in spree, thieves made off with laptops, GPS devices, cash, backpacks and book bags and even an ATV which was stolen from a home on Read Road in East Pembroke.

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The new City of Batavia school budget will result in a two percent tax rate increase.

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  • Former Genesee County man sentenced for murder...
  • Ross St. fire caused by electrical malfunction...
  • Hawley needs larger venue for SAFE Act forum 

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  • A Batavia man has been charged with two felonies related to drunk driving.
  • A Castile man has been jailed after an investigation by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office into threatening text messages he sent to a woman.
  • A 21-year-old Warsaw man is accused of possessing three pounds of marijuana.

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Fire officials noted there was lightening in the area at the time, but the cause is not traced to that at the time.

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  • Train targeted by terrorists would have passed through Batavia...
  • Cedar St. Re-construction to begin in July...
  • New park pavilion rental rules satisfy council 

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  • New park pavilion rules are less restrictive...
  • Council is briefed on Cedar St. reconstruction project 

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The event, taking place on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at GCC, has been moved to the Stuart Steiner Theatre in order to facilitate the expected turnout.

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The AARP and Small Business Administration are tailoring efforts specifically for older adults who want to be their own boss, even after retirement.

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  • A Batavia man is facing a criminal contempt charge.
  • A State Street man is charged with harassment, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.
  • A Batavia man is charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.

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  • City Council to review new parks rules...
  • Schumer: prevent furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers 
  • Weekend police blotter

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Younger of two brothers suspected in the bombing, is captured 

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Wind knocked out a cinder block wall at a Town of Batavia business.

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It's vital to properly dispose of unused/excess prescription medications for health, safety, and environmental reasons. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Officer Jason Davis will fill the Sergeant’s position created Apr. 1 by City Council resolution.

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The Wyoming County Drug Task Force has arrested three men after finding guns, heroin, cocaine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia at a home in the Village of Perry.

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Route 19 has opened back up in the Village. Demolition of the vacant structure at Lake andMain Street has been going on since earlier this week.

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  • Two young Genesee County residents are charged with a felony burglary charge after a 9-month investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
  • A Town of Alabama man is facing five charges for allegedly failing to stop for a police vehicle and leading the pursuit through the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

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19

The Bills open and close their 2013 regular season against the New England Patriots.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York has surpassed California as the nation's top producer of yogurt. 

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  • Four arrested in Chautauqua County double murder...
  • Batavia man pleads guilty to transporting teenage girl over state lines...
  • Sen. Ranzenhofer calls for repeal of SAFE Act 

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29-year-old Timothy Logsdon has pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Judge to transporting a teen girl in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual activity.

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Sen. Ranzenhofer is adding his name to a bill calling for repeal of New York gun control law.

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Wednesday’s Ways and Means Committee passed several resolutions to move forward with the upgrades from approving the grants and issuing the bands, as well as approving a contract with a Rochester company to build the new system.

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All members were treated and released at the scene. They were in the water for about 15 minutes.

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When Michael Penvose and Officer Emily Clark crossed paths Saturday, it was because the former allegedly  shoplifted from the Dollar General in LeRoy; but then the unexpected part...

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  • High Wind Watch posted for Genesee County and WNY...
  • Batavia Middle School bomb threat investigated...
  • Economic impact of GCC: substantial 

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Using a study from EMSI which employs “state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed research techniques” GCC contributes $169.1 million to the local economy.

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Demolition on the Wiss Hotel at the corner of Main and Lake Streets in the Village began today and should be completed by next week.

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An automated call is being made to parents advising them of the threat, the lockdown and the “all- clear.” Students will be coming home a little late due to the situation.

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The American Legion Botts Fiorito Post is hosting a WWII remembrance this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. at the Post’s home at 53 West Main Street, LeRoy.

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driver faces a felony count of DWI. Power outage affects 460 customers. 

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  • Batavia man faces life in prison for sexual assault on children...
  • Hearing re-scheduled in COR Development tax break request... 
  • Three College Village residents charged with tampering with smoke detector

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A couple of speakers will discuss a study that states that GCC's overall contribution to the local economy totals $169.1 million.

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The event this Thursday will "give residents a chance to ask questions and learn about what passage of the NY SAFE Act means to their rights as law-abiding gun owners."

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  • Two Buffalo women were arrested in Wyoming County last Sunday.
  • A Rochester woman is accused of trying to pass marijuana to an inmate during a scheduled visitation at the Attica Correctional Facility last week.
  • A Tonawanda Indian Reservation man is charged with felony DWI following a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a one-car accident that sent the occupant to the hospital.

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The public hearing was originally scheduled for April 23 at 4, but due to complaints from residents who work at that time of day, the meeting has been moved to April 30 at 7. It will take place at the Batavia Town Hall.

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It looks like a normal video chat, but through a collaboration with Rochester General Hospital, UMMC is bringing a specialist to the hospital's ICU.

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  • Woman arrested trying to smuggle pot into Attica Prison...
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging needs volunteers for home visits...
  • Former Sheriff Call dies

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Witnesses describe seeing a huge cloud of smoke billowing into the air near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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15
  • A Batavia man is charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal impersonation.
  • A Genesee County Jail inmate is facing a new charge of promoting prison contraband.

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The program helps older adults remain independent and in their homes, while providing them a few hours a week of assistance or even companionship.

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Mr. Call passed away yesterday at his home in Stafford.

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  • Key provision of NY SAFE Act takes effect today..
  • Schumer contunes to press federal gun control...
  • Alden baby injured in domestic incident 

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  • County Drug Task Force arrests 3
  • Warmer today, even better tomorrow.
  • The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce hands out their awards.

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13
  • Police Beat
  • Maple Street Burglary
  • Stoll to Re-Enter Retirement after Arrest 

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A top administrator at Genesee Community College who was arrested on a charge of public lewdness is re-entering retirement effective today, according to spokesperson Richard Ensman.

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  • A Pembroke man is charged with felony assault.
  • A Batavia woman was arrested on a bench warrant for allegedly making verbal threats to kill or harm another person by utilizing a firearm.

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The event at the Mount Rest Cemetery starting at 1 in the afternoon will include the American Legion Color Guard, music from the Byron-Bergen band, the dedication of a town tree, a time capsule and the tolling of church bells.

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Resident confronted by two men, a safe containing cash taken

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  • Flood watch continues through this afternoon...
  • GCC administrator arrested for public lewdness...
  • Major housing development proposed in Town of Batavia 

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Michael Stoll arrested in a Rochester Park on Good Friday

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The reception, open to all World War II Veterans and their families will be held on Sunday April 21st beginning at 1 p.m. at the Post Home, 53 West Main St. Le Roy.

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Recipients of this year's award have an overall GPA of 3.8 and records of significant contributions to their campuses and communities. 

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According to scanner reports from the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center, several roads in Alexander are closed or partially closed: Dorman, Creek, Peaviner, and Old Creek Road.

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  • Fire heavily damages landmark home in Batavia...
  • Batavia man charged with 2008 burglary of Clor's Meat Market...
  • WNY Catholics rally for education tax credit 

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Among the requirements of the law is equal treatment between athletic programs for boys and girls. WBTA'S Sloane Martin talked to a law professor and Title IX expert to provide a sharper point on the issue.

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It is now under control.

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City residents are requested to bring all yard waste material (grass, leaves and limbs) to the Law Street Yard Waste Station as there is no spring curb side pickup of these materials.

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As the Batavia City Council mulls a new park pavilion rental plan after the original proposal was shelved at Monday’s meeting, the Town of Batavia has no such plans.

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Under the terms of a Consent Order, Hillcrest Industries will establish a $100,000 fund to be used for an Environmental Benefit Project in the Village of Attica.

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A Flood Watch will be in effect for all of Western New York, including Genesee County, starting at 7 tonight and ending 5 p.m. Friday. There is also a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 2 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday.

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  • BHS Softball Players and Parents sue school district...
  • Nun pleads guilty to stealing from Orleans County churches...
  • Cuomo to introduce anti-corruption bill

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Three Batavia High School softball players and their families have filed suit against the District alleging the baseball team has better facilities than the softball team does which is therefore a Title IX violation.

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Becoming immersed in nature and th eoutdoors can help those participating in the park clean-up and educational event connect to our nature here in Genesee County.

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For the second time this month, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has charged someone for allegedly stealing metal snow fence posts on Lewiston Road in the Town of Oakfield.

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  • "John Doe" gets a name and felony charges...
  • City Council tables new rules for park pavilions...
  • Erie County doctor gets out of prison for DWI in fatal hit and run

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Some council members called the plan too restrictive and complicated 

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The DNA match of a John Doe -- now identified by the District Attorney's Office as Samuel Malone -- which was indicted in December as the statute of limitations ran out on a set of burglaries in the city several years ago is due in court tomorrow.

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Genesee ARC celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March with a month-long special project. Under the banner of "NYSARC Gives Back," Genesee ARC Staff, individuals served and Board Members joined together to collect needed food, clothing and personal care items for Eagle Star Housing

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Anyone with information pertaining to this theft is asked to call the LeRoy Police Department at 345-6350.

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08
  • A Batavia man is charged with harassment.
  • A Corfu man is accused of intentionally causing property damage to his brother’s home while in an intoxicated state.

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  • Council to vote on park pavilion rentals...
  • Bomb squad called to Perry apartment...
  • State AG visits area gun show 

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  • The Orange lose to Michigan.
  • Warmer temperatures are in the forecast.
  • Several arrests this week-end.

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  • Batavia adds Assistant Police Chief
  • Le Roy man indicted on Felony Drug Charges
  • Two More Local Men Indicted

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For the second time this week, New York politics is rocked by scandal. This time it's federal corruption charges levied against Bronx Democratic Assemblyman Eric Stevenson.

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29-year-old Adam Brodie of West Bergen Road has been indicted on two counts each of Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, both class B felonies.

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25-year veteran of the City of Batavia Police Department Robb Yaeger’s appointment will be official Sunday. City Council approved the position as part of the upcoming budget agreement.

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The Landmark Society must have permission of 51 percent of owners. The area eligible to be named a historic district is from the Oatka Creek Bridge heading west on both sides of the street to Route 19 near the Municipal Building.

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  • LeRoy man faces felony drug charges...
  • Police remove dog from "deplorable" conditions...
  • Batavia gets Assistant Chief of Police

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We told you yesterday about the Genesee ARC’s rates, but now Gardner Disposal, PSI Disposal and Waste Management are establishing rates. 

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31-year-old Sarah Elmore is accused of receving Food Stamp and HEAP assistance even though she was earning a living as a self-employed personal care aide.

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24-year-old Kari Riggi of Buffalo Road has been indicted on two counts of Criminal Sale and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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The elderly man fortunately managed not to cause serious damage to himself, the house, or hit any trees as he was trying to leave the home on Clinton Street this morning.

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The Genesee United Way's Day of Caring has 300 volunteers for about 50 projects spread throughout Genesee County, but organizers are looking for about 50 more before the May 8 event.

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  • A Wyoming man is charged with felony DWI after sheriff’s deputies observed him operating a John Deer compact tractor on Main Street, Wyoming in an intoxicated state.
  • In Livingston County, a Town of Lima man is facing felony drug charges.

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  • ARC lists rates for trash collection in Batavia...
  • Missing teenager found safe...
  • Felony drug charges against Bergen woman 

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03

Detective Richard Schauf of the City of Batavia Police Department says Chelsea Darnley Emondt-Fauel was located in the city of Niagara Falls and has been returned safely to her guardian.

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James Carmichael died Monday at Buffalo General Hospital following a brief illness at age 88.

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Extrication was tricky because the car hit a power pole and wires were apparently burning. The driver was taken to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.

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As of June 1, city residents are responsible for their own trash collection/disposal. The City has suggested several private vendors including the ARC, which had an exclusive contract with the city for almost 28 years.

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03
  • An 81-year-old LeRoy man is accused of driving drunk and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
  • A 62-year-old Oakfield man is accused of possessing a small amount of marijuana upon entering the Genesee County Jail Sunday.
  • A Batavia man is facing charges for allegedly getting into a physical altercation and displaying a knife in a threatening manner.

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Numbers show improvement from month earlier 

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  • Batavia teen faces up to 14 years in prison...
  • Batavia Middle School student still missing...
  • Rochester air show cancelled in budget cuts 

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02
  • Francis Smith, 19, of Batavia, pleads guilty to two charges of second-degree attempted burglary
  • Nicholas Antonucci, 25, of Alexander, enters a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him in connection to the theft of snowmobiles

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Chelsea Darnley Emondt-Fauel is considered a runaway, but law enforcement is examining all options in her disappearance. She was last seen Thursday at Batavia Middle School.

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County Clerk Don Read doesn't have a specific dollar amount like Monroe County, but he says his office is still stifled by requests.

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Genesee County residents for whom heat is major health concern, can receive air conditioners on a first-come, first-served basis free of cost.

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  • Man shot in Town of York...
  • Troopers to crack down on Move Over law...
  • Golden Age Games back on

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The Genesee County Democratic Committee has put out the call for candidates. County Democratic Chair Lorie Longhany says she doesn’t want local elections in a heavily Republican area to turn into a “government of appointment.”

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  • City Police were called to the Days Inn in Batavia last Thursday where 26-year-old Rachel Baehr of Church St., LeRoy was reportedly asking for help after consuming drugs.
  • A 61-year-old Batavia man is accused of punching a woman in the face who has an order of protection against him.
  • A Batavia woman is facing two charges including one felony for allegedly entering the residence of someone who has an order of protection against her.
  • A Medina man is accused of stealing rolled up snow fence posts laying on the side of Lewiston Road

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Notre Dame’s Mel Taylor was also named to the first-team all-state list and teammate Riley Norton was selected on the second team also in Class D.

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The law was enacted to protect law enforcement, emergency workers and tow and service vehicles stopped along roadways performing their duties.

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  • County Democrats seek candidates...
  • Governor to sign state budget in Buffalo and Rochester...
  • Weekend arrests 

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