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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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  • Six arrests during a flight in the State Street-Lewis Place area of Batavia.
  • A Batavia man has been arrested on trespass chargres.
  • A trial date has been set for Jacquetta Simmons

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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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Case against Jaquetta Simmons will move to trial on August 20 rfegardless of decision 

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  • Deputies issue 225 tickets following Toby Keith concert...
  • Rochester area soldier killed in Afghanistan...
  • Suspected Pembroke Pot farm raided 

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  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church burglar faces more charges
  • Batavia Downs begins racing season tonight
  • Rochester woman facing several felony charges

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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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27

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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  • Basom smoke shop clek arrested on federal charges...
  • Darien Lake: No more parking on Sumner Rd...
  • New principal for Byron-Bergen Elementary

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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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  • Rain  today,  severe weather possible.
  • Federal and State raids at the 420 Emporium  in Batavia
  • 24 arrested at Darien Lake concert.

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25

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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25

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

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25
  • County Jail inmate on the loose for 30 min...
  • Argi-business Park gets $1-million for water system...
  • Another push for minimum wage hike

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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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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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24

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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  • Potential buyer for Batavia Schools Admin building... 
  • Gas leak forces evacuation in Corfu...
  • Cuomo may cut back Thruway toll hike

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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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23

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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23
  • Suspect arrested in Batavia stabbing...
  • Another church burglary in Batavia, suspect in custody...
  • Downs begins 66th season tonight 

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22
  • A Stabbing incident this morning on Ellicott Street.
  • A Rochester man has been arrested for passing counterfeit 20 dollar bills.
  • A Caledonia man is accused of choking an infant.

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  • Monroe County lawyer arrested for growing marijuana...
  • Batavia Downs begins its 66th season on Monday...
  • American Pickers pick New York State 

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20

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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20

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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20

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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20

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

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Fewer Licensed Practical Nurses being used in hospital setting causes layoffs at UMMC. 

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20
  • Guilty plea entered in Albion Walmart  murder...
  • Batavia man accused of menacing...
  • Genesee County loses jobs

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19

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

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19

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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19

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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19

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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19
  • Arrest made in Attica church break-in...
  • Daylight burglary in LeRoy, police ask for help...
  • State PSC employees have explaining to do

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18

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

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18

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

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18

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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  • County Nursing Home to ask for "Assisted Living" status...
  • 68 arrested at Warped Tour, Darien Lake...
  • Batavia mom warns of Bath Salts danger

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17

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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17

Winners in golf, tennis and bocce announced 

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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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  • Drought conditions persist in WNY...
  • Batavia summer recreation program cancelled today...
  • Simmons rejects plea deal in elder assault case

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16

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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16
  • Two sites in Corfu picked for veteran's cemetery...
  • Burn ban issued for Western New York...
  • Active weekend police blotter

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  • The Oatka Festival kicks off in LeRoy this weekend
  • Lack of farmhands has local farmers worried 
  • The Emerald Ash Borer threatens Ash Trees in WNY
  • Local man pleads guilty to felony charge

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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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  • Arrest made in Reservation shooting...
  • Whooping cough makes a comeback...
  • Hochul: Chinese made Olympic uniforms, a disgrace

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

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12

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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  • Batavia to draft "Bath Salts" strategy...
  • Legislature approves CSEA contract...
  • $60 an hour to "cuddle?" 

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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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 Batavia Police will be working on a strategy to combat the use of "bath salts" among youth. 

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Two beaches in Niagara County are closed for swimming Wednesday. 

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  • Dry spell raises concerns among farmers,
  • forecasters say dry conditions will continue...
  • "Head Shops" targeted by State AG

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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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10
  • Pay raise approved for Batavia City Manager
  • Fatal chain reaction accident near Lima
  • Downs sign comes down

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

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09
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill today aimed toward protecting of kids from being cyber bullied.

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09

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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09

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 Batavia man lost his boat but avoided injury when fire swept the vessel on Conesus Lake.

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09
  • Former director of Wyoming Co. SPCA dies,
  • Susan Divila was facing charges of animal cruelty...
  • Three Batavia churches burglarized

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08
  • A fight on Lewis Place results in a stabbing...
  • An Oakfield woman arrested for shoplifting at Target...
  • An underage drinking party broken up in the Town of LeRoy

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07
  • Doll Conviction upheld by State Supreme Court
  • Local man charged with trespassing
  • Rash of local burglaries 

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06

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

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06

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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  • Fire damages school in Livonia...
  • Minor fire at Batavia V-A...
  • State Police clamp down on speeders in construction zones

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 Law sponsored by Assemblyman Burling signed by Gov. Cuomo

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First employees will attend classes at GCC 

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05
  • Batavia man threatens girlfriend with sledgehammer
  • Dave Mathews concert draws sellout crowd at Darien Lake
  • Coney Island hotdog eating contest winners

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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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  • Tractor-trailer tips, closes Route 20 in Alexander...
  • AAA predicts busy July 4th travel...
  • Free AC? Too late

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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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  • Fatal pedestrian accident in Darien
  • Batavia's first urgent care center opens today
  • Free conditioners from new York State 

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