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 Quick work by Batavia Police resulted in the arrest of two burglars caught in the act yesterday. City police received a call from an alert citizen that two men were seen entering a residence on Maple Street and were loading items from the home into a vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was stopped on Oak Street and found to contain property from the home. 41 year old Eric Doleman and 49 year old Frederick Robidoux both of Rochester with no permanent address were both charged with Second Degree Burglary. They’re both in jail with no bail set.


Last night was the Swearing in Ceremony for dozens of officials from Batavia and the Genesee County Towns including the new city council and county legislative representatives.  Assemblyman Steve Hawley conducted the swearing in at the Genesee County Court House.  

Batavia City council will meet for the first time in 2012 on Tuesday night at 7PM.  On the Agenda will be the appointments to fill the vacancies of President Marianne Clattenburg and councilman at large Frank Fernando.


A man is dead after a fire tore through the Rock Gardens Court Motel in Clarence last night.  Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.  Flames fully engulfed at least one unit when firefighters arrived at  the 17-unit building around 5:15.  The extent of burns on the victim has delayed them determining his identity.



An arrest has been made of an alleged shoplifter at the Dollar General Store on East Main Street in Batavia.  Police have charged 25 year old Rosemary Waters of Bank Street in Batavia with Petit larceny.  Waters was issued an appearance ticket and released.


An Oakfield man has been arrested for forcibly Touching a female.  He’s identified as 75 year old Valjean Burns of North Pearl Street.  The Genesee County Sherriff’s Department investigation revealed that Burns allegedly touch the female on December 8th.  Burns has been released on his own recognizance and an order of protection has been issued.


Seven New York unions are suing to prevent retired workers from paying more for their health care.  They say the constitution prevents Governor Andrew Cuomo's authority to unilaterally raise retirees health care contributions.  State attorneys say its perfectly legal to apply terms of a new contract.  The budget passed last spring required unions to agree to 450-million dollars in savings through wages and benefits or face close to ten-thousand layoffs.


'Tis the season to party it up with your favorite libation.  However, in many cities, 'tis always the season.  Buffalo made the top 20 list of the "drunkest" cities at number 16.  The second annual survey by market-research firm Experian Simmons calculated the average number of alcoholic drinks consumed by residents per month in major cities, as well the percentage of residents who are binge or heavy drinkers.  Boston is tops.












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