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Pavilion Man Faces Sexual Abuse Charges

A Town of Pavilion man is facing child sex abuse charges. 41-year old Timothy Petrie was charged with sexual abuse in the first degree after an investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

He allegedly sexually abused a 9-year old girl at his home several years ago. Petrie was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice, He will answer to the charge next week.


Gas Prices at an All-Time High for Labor Day Weekend
by Ashley Hassett

Just in time for the long Labor Day weekend, motorists are facing an unwelcome spike in gas prices. In Western New York the average price of gas is $3.91 a gallon.

Public Affairs Specialist for AAA of Western and Central New York Steve Pacer said gas prices have hit a record high for the Labor Day holiday this year, but he said the prices don’t seem to be discouraging travelers.

“Our projection for this Labor Day holiday period which started Thursday and runs until Monday is that 33-million Americans will travel 50-miles or more and to put that into perspective that’s the highest number since 2008, which is when the recession hit, so obviously if people are annoyed with gas prices, it might just be that an annoyance. They’re still finding ways to take the trip they want to take,” said Pacer.

Pacer said Tropical Storm Issac is to blame for the hike in gas prices.

“Where it hit in the gulf coast is really where a lot of the oil and the gas for our Country is produced is in the gulf State, so when the refineries had to shut down that leads to a supply concern. Even though in New York we get most of our gasoline from New Jersey and Philadelphia anything that causes a supply concern tends to push the price of crude oil up and that’s why we’re paying more at the pump,” said Pacer.

Pacer said if there are no more unexpected hurricanes and the economy continues on the same path, gas prices should start to decrease after the Labor Day holiday.


Genesee County Police Beat

42-year old Henry Banks of Batavia is accused of stealing scrap metal from a business in Oakfield. Banks has been charged with petit larceny. He will answer to the charge in Oakfield Town Court on September 17th.

A Batavia man is accused of hosting an underage drinking party. 21-year old Christian Hilken has been charged with unlawfully dealing with a child. He will answer to the charge on September 20th.

27-year old Jennifer Maggio of Leicester is accused of stealing $95.32 worth of merchandise from Batavia's K-Mart by hiding it in her purse. Maggio has been charged with petit larceny. She will answer to the charge in Batavia Town Court at the end of the month.

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