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A four-year old may be the key to explaining just how a toddler fell from a second story window.

The baby is doing OK. His injuries turned out to be minor and he was hospitalized as a precaution.
It happened Monday night at 18 East Ave in Batavia.
The 4-year-old was the only other person around when the toddler fell about 14 ft to pavement below.
Detective Todd Crossett says he’s not sure how the toddler fell or if the 4-year-old had anything to do with it. But he did point out that the window was very low to the floor.
Genesee County Social Services also looking into the incident.

The City and Town of Batavia has struck a deal on extending sewer service into the county’s Agri-business Park.
City Council will vote on the deal during a special meeting tomorrow.
The deal allows the Alpina Foods yogurt factory project to move forward.

A 92-year-old Orleans County man is in guarded condition today following an explosion and fire at his home.
Roy Bannister of Point Breeze Road, Carlton, was seriously injured when a camping trailer parked under his carport exploded.
The trailer and carport were destroyed in the resulting fire.
The house sustained heavy damage.
Authorities suspect the camper’s propane tank ruptured, causing the explosion.

A Batavia woman charged for allegedly interfering with the arrest of her boyfriend.
Members of the Local Drug Task Force searched the home of Landrea Ames on East Main Street looking for 42-year-old Darrell Halloway who was wanted on a parole violation.
Police found Halloway hiding inside the house. Ames was busted for getting in the way of the arrest. Halloway was hauled off to jail while Ames was given an appearance ticket.

A traffic note for motorists and homeowners on Batavia’s South side:
Hutchins Street will be closed today for repaving. 
The project is expected to take most of the day.
Residents will have limited access to their driveways. 
They are asked not to park on the street in the morning.
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