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It may be the beginning of the end for the Bad Birds of Batavia...
The owners of the former Latina’s building have hired a pest control company to rid seagulls from the roof of the structure.
Jeff Wiater is the manager of Pest RX. He said it will "take some time" before the gulls are gone.
He said he found no gulls eggs on the roof. The straegy, he said, will be to create a "landing deterent" and eventually the gulls will not come back.
Tom Lewin, manager of the company that owns the Latina’s building hired Pest RX after pressure mounted from local business owners and media outlets from here to Buffalo.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Investigators today continue to probe a suspected arson on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.
The fire was reported Sunday night at the Presbyterian Church on Meadeville Road.
The fire caused little structural damage, but several items inside the church were damaged.
Sheriff Gary Maha says the fire is ltermed suspicious in origin. There are no suspects.

A judge has refused to dismiss the civil confinement of a man who admitted to infecting 13 young women with the HIV virus back in the late 90s.  Nushawn Williams, formerly of Jamestown, completed a 12 year prison sentence for rape and reckless endangerment in April but is being held on allegations that he is still a sexual threat to society.  The judge's refusal to dismiss means Williams will head to a civil trial in October  to try and win his release. 

24-year-old Latoya Jackson of State Street Batavia and 30 year Dashawn Butler of West Main Road, Batavia: have been arrested by Batavia Police for Disorderly Conduct.
City Police say Latoya and Dashawn were hollering and swearing at each other in the street and children were reportedly nearby. Latoya allegedly resisted arrest.

21-year-old Mitchel Freeman of LeRoy: he’s been arrested for Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment. Deputies said Freeman got into a domestic dispute last Friday and allegedly hurt the other person and restrained that person for a period of time. Freeman has been locked up int he Genesee County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.

The Genesee County Fair opens later today.
The 171st Genesee County Fair begins at 5 p.m. and runs through Saturday.

A note for homeowners in the area of Bank and Chandler Streets:
The Genesee County Nursing Home will be conducting a fire pump water test this morning.
The test is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Officials said the test could cause discolored water in the neighborhood.

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