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Michael Napoleone Foundation Memorial Baseball Tournament

The Michael Napoleone Foundation Memorial Baseball Tournament continues today and will go through tomorrow at Batavia Little League and Williams Park.

In all 27 teams from all over Western New York will be attending the tournament in honor of the late Michael Napoleone, who died in 2007 at the age of 8, due to Burkitt’s Lymphoma, better known as Leukemia. 

The Napoleone family encourages you to stop down for a hot dog or sausage. There also will be face-painting and kids’ crafts.

A special pediatric cancer awareness ceremony will be held at noon for all teams.

For more information or to make a donation, go to

Collins to Present Medals to Decesead Batavia WWII Veteran's Family

Congressman Chris Collins will present the family of the late John Chase, from Batavia, with the medals he earned for his service during World War II.

Collins’ officed secured a new Silver Star for the Chase family, and while doing so, discovered that John Chase also earned a Bronze Star, but never received it.

In recognition of Memorial Day, Collins will honor Chase for his service, pay respect to all local veterans and encourage people to contact his office for help in receiving military medals they or loved ones may have earned during their service.

Collins and other Genesee County government officials will honor the Chase family today at 2:30 PM at the Genesee County Court House on Main Street in Batavia.

Warsaw Dad Slaps and Slams Son at Batavia Wal-Mart

A Batavia Wal-Mart shopper remains in Genesee County Jail for allegedly slamming his 7-year-old son to the floor of the store. 

28-year-old Christopher Cummings of Warsaw was arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. 

Shoppers at Wal-Mart told police they heard Cummings shouting at the boy, then saw him pick the boy up over his head and throw him to the floor.

State troopers used surveillance video and released a photo of the suspect to WBTA News partner, The Batavian. 

From that post, Cummings was identified and arrested. He later admitted to police that he needs help for his anger management problem. The boy was examined at UMMC and determined to be unharmed.

Cummings was sent to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
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