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Easter is almost here and whether you celebrate the holiday or not many people still seem to end up with the sentiments that go along with celebrating the occasion. WBTA’s Ashley Hassett spoke with State Street Animal Hospitals’ Dr. Fran Woodworth about what holiday items pet owners should be weary of.

Some Easter treats can cause dogs and cats alike to get very sick. Dr. Fran said one Easter favorite can seriously harm dogs.

“A twenty pound dog that eats one of those small chocolate bunnies at around six ounces, that’s a toxic level of chocolate for that size dog,” said Dr. Fran. 

Dr. Fran said that pet owners should also steer clear of Easter lilies. It’s more commonly reported that they’ve been known to kill cats. But, Dr. Fran said that if ingested they can cause mouth irritation or kidney failure in any animal.

“Keep all of that new, different and interesting stuff where these guys can’t get to them," said Dr. Fran.

Her final piece of advice is if you can’t put these items up where your pets can’t get to them then it’s probably a good idea not to buy them at all.


Five Star Bank in Pavillion was held up at gun point. The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid-twenties, between five-feet 8 inches and six-feet tall with a slim build. A source on scene told WBTA that the suspect got into a waiting vehicle on the north side of the bank and fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money. No one was hurt during the hold up.


Three people were injured in a car accident in Orleans County.

The driver, 21-year old Philip Collins of Holley, and his two passenger’s 22-year-old Richelle Prevost of Brockport and 24-year-old Scott Davis of Holley were air-lifted to Strong-Memorial Hospital.

Collins is listed in satisfactory condition, Prevost is in guarded condition while Davis has been released.

The accident happened after the car crossed the center line and ran another car off the road. The driver later missed a curve and crashed into a barn.

Police said alcohol played a role in the crash.

Collins faces DWI charges and multiple traffic violations. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.


A Genesee County woman is accused of smashing car windows in Stafford. 46-year-old Lennie Colley of Batavia is charged with three counts of felony criminal mischief and DWI. Police said that Colley was found smashing the windows at around 2 AM on Route 5. Deputies responded to the call and found her allegedly driving drunk.

A Batavia man is accused of stealing about $1,300 in jewelry from the home of a Byron woman. 18-year old Zachary Ayres was charged with Grand Larceny after he allegedly stole the jewels from a female acquaintance and sold them to a business within the city of Batavia. Ayres was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in front of Byron Town Court later in the month.



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