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Criminal charges have been placed against the mother of a Batavia toddler who fell from a second story window at his home.

23-year-old Jessica Lyke of East Avenue has been charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Last week, Jessica’s 17-month old son somehow fell out of a window plunging 14 feet to the pavement below.
Although the boy was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital his injuries were not serious and he has since recovered.
Genesee County Child Protective Services took part in the investigation.
Jessica has been released on her own recognizance.

A Wyoming County man has been charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a child three years ago.
29-year-old Timothy Ribble of Portageville has been jailed in lieu of 10-thosuand dollars bail.
Authorities said Ribble knew the mother of the 11-year old child. 
Ribble had been entrusted with the child’s care at the time of the suspected abuse.

Social Service agencies know that combating teenage drug and alcohol abuse is a battle against a moving target.
But Batavia’s GCASA has a new weapon in their arsenal to take the fight out to the street with a new Community Coalition Van.
 
It’s been a difficult season for Darien Lake.
The tragic death of an Iraq war veteran who fell from a roller coaster, a few weeks later 32 park patrons trapped on the same coaster when a drive chain broke closing the ride for the season.
Hundreds of arrests were made this summer at the park’s concert venue.
Just yesterday, a power failure shut down 10 rides 
The park’s full time season ends this Monday. It will open on weekends until the middle of October.
 
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# asmith
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:16 AM
Not understanding how the library gets a new vehicle from gcasa? where'd the money come from?
# Geoff Redick
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:50 AM
"asmith"--

GCASA owns the van. It is being maintained and operated by the library for GCASA and other events.

The money was raised over the past year from local businesses.
# asmith
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 1:08 PM
wow, that's alot of money to raise from businesses in a year, but it's still got to be costly to maintain, and our tax dollars go to the library and most likely funding for places like gcasa, and i'm still not seeing a big connection for the elderly and keeping kids off drugs and how that much money wouldn't have been better put to use??
# Dave
Thursday, September 01, 2011 12:00 AM
Darien Lake is now jinxed...anyone surpprized ?
# asmith
Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:16 AM
maybe gcasa could buy darien lake some new equipment!!
# asmith
Friday, September 02, 2011 9:09 AM
Funny how these "news sites" don't reply to comments from the public who have questions.....do the people in the articles pay for a postivie spin?
# Geoff Redick
Saturday, September 03, 2011 3:16 PM
"asmith"--

I'll be happy to answer your questions as best I can. Do you have any specifics?

--Geoff Redick
Producer/Anchor
WBTA News
# Geoff Redick
Saturday, September 03, 2011 3:21 PM
"asmith"--

In response to your question regarding payment, the answer is no. Payment for specific broadcast services/material ("payola") is illegal unless noted on our broadcast prior to the airing of said material. Additionally, it is a highly unethical journalistic practice, and we do strive for ethical journalism in our news department.

And, everything you see on our news website is a reflection of our broadcast product. Thus, no payment.

See the FCC law regarding payola here: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/payola-rules

And you can review our public file at our East Main Street station, if you so choose.

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