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A California woman entered a guilty plea in county court yesterday for taking money from the Bank of America branch here in Batavia. 25-year-old Cassandra Montrevel admitted she used another woman’s identity to try and withdraw $3,000. However, she was not successful. This is one of several incidents with Bank of America nationwide involving Montrevell. She faces up to four years in jail here in New York and is also facing up to 5 years in federal prison. Those sentences will run concurrently.

n county court yesterday, 22-year-old Timothy Andrews eventually entered a guilty plea in connection with a break-in and an assault earlier this year. Andrews, from Bergen, entered an "Alford Plea" and could receive from 2 to 7 years in prison at his sentencing in March. An Alford plea means he didn’t admit guilt, but conceded he would likely be convicted at trial based on the evidence. Andrews was released under supervision.
Also yesterday, Timothy’s brother, Kevin Andrews received the same plea deal. The 19-year-old remains behind bars until sentencing.
A third man, 18 -year-old Christopher Preedom will be in court this morning. He is accused of stabbing the victim of the break-in in the eye. The victim is injured for life.

State Police in
Warsaw have arrested a Warsaw man on rape charges. 19-year-old Scott Marshall has been charged with three counts of rape, a charge of a criminal sexual act and three counts of sexual misconduct. It is alleged that Marshall had illegal sexual activity with three Wyoming County women between May and October of this year. Marshall is in jail with bail set at $50,000.

There is a new member of the
GeneseeCommunity College’s trustees. Local attorney Benjamin Bonarigo has been appointed by Governor Cuomo to that post.  Bonarigo is an alumnus of GCC. Bonarigo replaces Kenneth Dodd who passed away 7 months ago.
Read our full story HERE

More than 40,000 pounds of ground beef are under recall order on fears of E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the beef is being recalled by Tyson Fresh Meats of Dakota City, Nebraska. The 10-pound chubs of ground beef have a "best before or freeze by" date of November 13th. Institutions and distributors in numerous states received the beef. There have been no reports of illness tied to the meat. The ground beef was shipped to 16 states including
New York.


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