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Batavia Police now have a suspect in a weekend stabbing downtown.
Detectives are looking for a young white male, 5-feet, 9-inches tall with a tear-drop tattoo next to his right eye.
The victim, who has not been identified, was described as a man in his early 20’s. 
He was slashed across the face Saturday night in a parking lot on Center Street.
BPD Detective Todd Crossett says that while the incident happened in the parking lot of the City Church Youth Center, it was not at all connected to the center.
Crossett said the victim told police he didn’t know his attacker.

A Batavia woman takes a plea bargain in a case of welfare fraud.
A 39-year-old Kerry Ackley of Maple Street pleads guilty to a single felony count of attempted grand larceny. 
Ackley was arrested for failing to report worker's compensation benefits when she applied for welfare benefits. 
As part of the plea deal, Ackley will pay over $11,000 in restitution and she will be disqualified from receiving welfare benefits in the future.

Governor Cuomo is planning to pen his autobiography.  The Governor said he's not fueling speculation that he'll run for the U.S. Presidency in 2016.  The autobiography is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2014.  Two other unauthorized biographies on Cuomo are also in the works.

Children’s bicycle helmets are needed for this years United Way Day of Caring. 
The Genesee ARC along with Batavia Lions Club and Adam Miller Toy and Bike are teaming up for project.
Lions Club Members are going to be fixing up 25 bikes for young people and adults who need them. 
Shelley Falitico is Director of Development for the ARC:
"Genesee ARC has the trash and recycling contract for the City of Batavia and people leave gently used bikes out on the curb for pick up and our recycling crew has been picking up for the past several months and when we saw the condition of the bikes we decided as an agency let's submit this as a day of caring project,"
The Day of Caring is set for Wednesday, May 16th.
Donations of bycycle helmets can be made at WBTA Studios at 113 Main St. in Batavia. 
 

 

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