Month: January 2018

Two attempted burglaries in Bergen * LeRoy re-organizes free community meal program * deadly construction accidents increase in New York

LeRoy Rotary and other organizations re-start free community meal program

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m.

K9 Kane was named in honor of Sheriff Richard “Dick” Kane.

“Public service and representation are about channeling the thoughts, ideas and desires of one’s constituency into an effective legislative platform,” Hawley said.

Overdose Death leads to lock up for a Pavilion Man * Client Misconduct lands an Albion Attorney behind bars * Three New York Republicans now are trying to run against Governor Cuomo

Albion lawyer arrested for bilking clients * Livingston Co Sheriff’s Office sued * Monroe Co reports eight flu deaths

NYPL Commissioner Ben Hayes questions whether the community is supporting the team enough to survive on its own.

Women’s Soccer Team Adds Willette to Cougar Roster

To Present “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital”

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Bianchi will be awarded the honor in a ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

Show support for women’s heart health by wearing red on Friday, February 2

Attorney in Albion jailed for misconduct * Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect this morning * Lawsuit against The Livingston County Sheriff over an inmate death

Winter Weather Advisory posted * Weapons charged placed against suspected Craigslist scammer * 16 yr old Batavia boy arrested in knife incident

The Advisory will go into effect at 4 this afternoon lasting until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Craigslist scammer jailed on weapons charge * Batavia Teen arrested for incident with a knife * Winter returns to Wyoming County

NY druggists can now give flu shots to kids * new GM named for the Muckdogs *

Muckdogs New General Manager is optimistic about Batavia Baseball * Corfu crash leads to drunk driving charge for a village resident * Cuomo joins other governors to challenge the Trump Tax Bill

Cuomo joins other guvs challenging Trump tax bill * Cuomo allows pharmacists to administer flu shots to kids * Eli Fish Brewing Co. about to open in downtown Batavia

Creativity in the Entrepreneurial Zone

Fobbs’ Buzzer-beating Three Sinks Thunderwolves / Lady Cougars Get Two Solid Quarters of Play at NCCC

Sentencing deal reached for a Sex Offender looking at possible life behind bars * Drones have been added to the crime fighting arsenal for Troopers in Batavia * BPD announce joining the SafeTrade initiative

Marlek Holmes agrees to sentencing deal * State Police add two drones at Troop A Headquarters * Cuomo signs executive order aimed at protecting net neurtrality

Space designated for safe online transactions

TaLia Burgess from the women’s basketball team and Ferran Martinez from the men’s swimming team

Parkhurst was accused of stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend.

According to prosecutors Billings conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from January through October of 2011.

“I am running to take back our future and end the crony-capitalism that epitomizes Chris Collins and his donors he claims to represent.” – Stankevich

Police Chief Shawn Heubusch said the safe space is located in the back vestibule of the Police Station.

Illegal Aliens brought to Batavia after Immigration bust in Caledonia * Genesee County Flu cases skyrocket * Pearl Street man drives to Probation on a revoked license

Flu cases on the rise in Genesee County * Assemblyman Steve Hawley reports on Domestic Violence forums * 12 yr. olds could soon be able to hunt with rifle

Governor Cuomo said. “With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all.”

Legislative priorities seek to address a significant loss in farm income across the state.

The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 1 o’clock this morning.

Unveils Assembly Republican report following series of statewide regional forums on preventing domestic violence

Byron Teen accused of sex abuse with State Police seeking other potential victims * Geek Squad Scam reported by Attica Police * A Caledonia man behind bars accused of growing a lot of pot

Unemployment rate up in Genesee County * Byron teen arrested for sexual abuse * Attica Police report a new telephone scam

Over the weekend an attempted scam of an elderly resident was avoided due to the quick actions of the resident and the Attica Branch of Key Bank.

Byron-Bergen families with children who have turned 4 or 5 years of age by Dec. 1, 2018 should register them for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) or Kindergarten as soon as possible.

He was arrested yesterday on charges of Unlawful Imprisonment, Forcible Touching, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Sexual Abuse.

He admitted to stealing a vehicle in the incident and pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Fourth degree.

Batavia City Council supports resolution on Dwyer stadium * Accused Craigslist scammer jailed for Assault * The three-day government shutdown is over

“I remain committed to giving our farmers a voice in Albany, and I look forward to advocating their concerns as we progress through this year’s session.” Hawley said.

Friedman said he could not comment on why Holmes was not transported.

Dave and Minerva Stefanski were permanently crippled by a motorcycle crash in Orangeville last July

USC Concludes Philadelphia Convention with Recognition of Cougar Quartet

Cougar Swimmers are Officially Back

Craigslist scammers in custody in Batavia * The blame game continues for state and federal legislators * Western New York could be in for more flooding

Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties * Ice Jam Flooding possible on area creeks Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening

Local representatives weigh in on government shutdown * Craigslist scam was robbery lure * three teens arrested for school bomb threat

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Craigslist scammers in Batavia behind bars * Three teens charged for bomb threat to the Livonia School District * Silver Springs man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Two arrested for Craigslist scam * Civilian employee at Attica prison charged with having affair with inmate * ICE sweeps WNY, arrests seven in Genesee County

Police said two area men posted a false for-sale ad on Craigslist to rob unsuspecting buyers

Seen suspected illegals rounded up by ICE in Genesee County * Attica woman charged with using 4 yr. old in porn movie * Troopers arrest civilian employee of Attica Correctional

Attica woman accused of making porn video with 4 yr. old * Chamber names 2017 honorees *

Award winners announced for 2017, presentation of awards will be March 3, 2018

Forecasters are calling for total Lake effect snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the most persistent areas.

Snowfall will become moderate, with snowfall rates of a half inch to one inch per hour.

O’Brien Becomes Latest Women’s Soccer Recruit / Men’s Basketball Team Named in Latest NJCAA D-II Poll

State Police Officer arrested for allegedly lying about a domestic incident in Batavia * An Attica woman is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing a four year old child * Corfu Police take on a few good dogs

Troopers arrest one of their own * Cuomo tried to close $4B budget gap * Corfu PD adds two K9s

Trooper accused of falsely reporting an incident during a domestic disturbance

An officer and two K-9s added to Corfu PD are part of an inter-municipal agreement

“The NYCLU’s attempt to bypass the State Legislature and push increased regulations on our agriculture industry has failed.” – Ranzenhofer

Andrews was accused of conspiring with another individual to impersonate someone with the hopes of escaping payment of a bill.

Herbst was charged with DWI along with moving from a lane unsafely.

28 year old Joseph Jurek of Alden is facing felony counts of Assault, Reckless Assault of a Child and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

Unpacking Cuomo’s $168-billion budget plan * Serial Sex Offender looking at life in prison after rejecting a sentencing deal * Facebook postings put an Adams Street man behind bars

Serial offender refused sentence deal * Batavia man threatens sheriff’s office * BPD asks businesses to register security cameras

Registration is to establish a database to aid in crime prevention

Holmes was clearly heard swearing at DA Lawrence Friedman before and during court proceedings, however he was allowed to continue answering the Judge’s questions without anyone addressing the expletives.

The cover shot once again beckons readers to visit the “Grand Canyon of the East” and all that Wyoming County has to offer.

Dispatchers received a complaint Sunday afternoon of an erratic driver in the parking lot of 7 – Eleven in Bergen.

Flood Warning remains in effect for Parts of the region * Time for pistol permit renewal for some New Yorkers is running out * Oakfield man arrested for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated

Deadline approaches for pistol re-certification * Oakfield snowmobiler busted for DWI * Dishes fly at Denny’s

22 year old Cassandra Newell of Batavia was allegedly found in possession of approximately 833.3 grams of marihuana.

Freeman was charged with second degree Harassment for allegedly throwing a plate at another female.

Winston Lockhart was arrested and charged with second degree Harassment with physical contact and Acting in a Manner Injurious to a Child less than 17.

Vickers reportedly crashed attempting to pass a vehicle on West Main Street.

Men’s Basketball Team Sweeps CCRI Tourney Opponents, Women’s Basketball Team Prepares for Conference Opponents with Rhode Island Tournament.

Accused Batavia drug dealer behind bars on terrorist charges * Buffalo man jailed without bail for robbery in Batavia * Woman arrested for bringing drugs into Attica Prison with a nine month old child

Arson charges filed against Washington Ave man * Alexander woman charged with filing a false report * A “Tiny House” comes to Pembroke

Tonawanda Creek level falls below flood stage * Winter Storm Warning cancelled

The river is expected to rise above flood stage this morning and crest near 6.1 feet.

Accused drug dealer charged with arson and making terrorist threats * Out-going City Manager proposes a tax decrease as a parting gift * Tonawanda Creek reaches moderate flood stage.

Water levels are above flood stage

Outgoing city manager recommends property tax decrease * weather cancels evening activities * Pedestrian struck by hit and run driver on West Main St.

Budget proposal drafted by outgoing City Manager Jason Molino recommends tax rate decrease of 3%

Eleven new leaders graduated from annual program

“Society flourishes when personal freedom and liberty rule the day, not directives and penalties handed down in the form of taxes and mandates.” – Hawley

The GCC men’s basketball team registered a season-high 119 points against Isiah Christopher Academy (NJ) while recording its 10th win of the season.

Winter weather comes storming back to the region * City Centre Mall Settlement is settled for good by an Erie County Judge * Bergen man busted for allegedly bringing drugs into jail.

Schools have cancelled activities due to Winter Storm Warning and some roads are closed due to high water

Winter Storm Warning posted for Friday through Saturday * Last City Centre Mall hold-out forced to abide by court order * Batavia Fire Chief says, “Adopt a hydrant”

He said volunteers who shovel out hydrants and report missing hydrant markers greatly assist the Fire Department.

53 year old Sharry Habberfield is facing felony charges of Assault on a Peace Officer and Attempted Escape.

Three Alabama men in custody accused of murdering an Alexander Native in Florida * Rick Mancuso retiring as coach of Notre Dame Football * Troopers in Batavia are getting a new toy

Three arrested for killing former Attica guard in Florida * Rick Mancuso retires as Notre Dame HS football coach * Flood Watch posted for the area

Rick Mancuso retires as Notre Dame head football coach after 22 seasons

Three Alabama men arrested for January 3rd murder in Polk City, Florida of former Attica Prison guard from Alexander.

“Can We Talk” is free and open to the public. For more information, call (585) 343-5808.

Friedman said he plans to address the issues and re-present the indictments in full.

“It is clear to us that although $15 million was a good start to help reimburse homeowners, unfortunately, it did not even scratch the surface,” –

With classes starting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the time to enroll is now!

$356,250 went to the Genesee County Airport to Purchase Ground Service Equipment.

The Heritage Heroes will be recognized during a ceremony at Genesee Community College in Medina in April 2018.

The water main break in front of 53 Otis Street has been repaired.

Florida Law Enforcement searching for suspected killers of an Alexander native * Hold-out in the City Centre Settlement to appear in Erie County Court today * The sudden temperature shift spurs a Flood Watch for the region

Byron-Bergen students compete in district’s annual National Geographic Bee

Latest on Florida murder of former Attica guard * Erie County judge to hear case of mall agreement hold-out * NY Democrat responds to possible Oprah candidacy

Florida investigators “following up several leads”

Finger Lakes Community College beat the Cougars 62-58 Jan. 8th after a third quarter rally by GCC.

What is your new year’s resolution?

68 year old William Reiss was shot to death at his home in Polk City Florida last Wednesday during a robbery.

46 year old Christopher Ridder of Albion was sentenced to 11 years in prison for receipt of child pornography.

City Council appoints Worth as Interim City Manager and present Molino with a proclamation * Less than a month after being released from prison a Warsaw Man is arrested for assault * Washington Ave man jailed on felony drug charges following domestic incident.

More trouble for Washington Ave domestic incident suspect * Flu outbreak gets worse in WNY * Legislators to meet with jail consultants

Eddie “Pops” Miles faces felony drug charges after suspected arson and domestic incident on Washington Ave

Consultants from SMRT Architects, Engineers and Planners will present a status report to Legislature at 8 a.m. this Saturday.

McQueen was stopped for failing to signal a left turn and was found to be allegedly driving on a suspended license while under the influence.

Spikes was accused of leaving the scene of an accident on Harvester Ave in Batavia on New Years’ morning.

Sponaugle was arrested and charged with DWAI by a combination of drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, uninspected motor vehicle and pot possession.

Lockhart was wanted on two counts of second degree harassment with physical contact.

Man accused of threatening to shoot officers in a fiery domestic incident in Batavia * Incident with Police officer on Chase Park lands a Batavia resident in lock up * A short lived postseason for the Buffalo Bills after ending their 17-year drought

A warm-up to the mid-teens * City Council to vote on interim City Manager * Bills play their first playoff game in 17 years

Tim Bojarski was named the recipient of the 2018 Clyde Hirt Media Award that is presented by Harness Horsemen International (HHI)

Hochul in Batavia with a State of the State review * Candidate for interim City Manager to be considered by Council * Henrietta man busted for drunk driving following crash in Pembroke

One person reportedly had a minor laceration and another was said to be walking around without complaint of pain.

Council will consider a proposal to appoint Public Works Director Matt Worth to the Interim City Manager position.

Recruitment Open House on January 24, 2018

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SMRT Architects, Engineers and Planners will present an analysis of conditions to date/interim status report on the Genesee County Jail.

41 year old Joseph Smith of State Street was arrested following a shoplifting compliant at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Probation Officers allegedly found Rumble with a Hypodermic Instrument and he was arrested and charged for possession.

Deep freeze continues * schools closed across area * McCoy says he’ll do all he can to play on Sunday

Wind Chills of minus 25 to 30 degrees are expected * Wind Chill Warning in effect until Sunday morning

The Town Officials were sworn in Wednesday Night.

“Overfed and Undernourished” will be held on Wednesday, February 14 at 6 pm at the Extension Center at 420 East Main Street.

Batavia Police pick up convicted drug dealer with the help of a vigilant citizen * Orleans Task Force take down an accused drug dealer on parole * Burglary in LeRoy lands a Batavia man in lock up

Wind Chill Advisory * DA seeks violent offender status for sex offender * Batavia’s First Baby of 2018

Madison Fitzwater arrived at 8:28 yesterday morning

Bills fans donate thousands to Cincinnati quarter-back’s charity

DA Lawrence Friedman said he would pursue a status of “persistent violent felony offender” for Holmes potentially locking him up for life.

The Genesee County Office for the Aging is included in the grant recipients.

Edward Torres, age 64 of Elba, NY, died from serious injuries sustained in the Thruway crash.

Getman was accused of having sexual contact with a seven year old child at a West Sparta address on Christmas.

Massive pile up on the Thruway in Erie County leaves one person dead and seven others injured * Fire in a Barn in Elba leads to caravan of cattle * Flu spike causes visitor restrictions at local hospitals

Multiple vehicle accident on the Thruway near Williamsville, one person was killed several injured, hundreds of motorists stranded.

NYS Thruway eastbound lanes blocked between Depew (Exit 49) and Pembroke (Exit 48A) * Westbound NYS Thruway closed at Pembroke (Exit 48A)

News Release: Rochester Regional Health System To help reduce further transmission of influenza and/or other infectious diseases, Rochester Regional Health is instituting the following restrictions for visitors to UMMC as of January 3: • Visitors will be limited to no more than two people per patient at a time • All visitors must be at […]

In effect for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties until early Wednesday afternoon

The department was able to raise $1,320.00 for Genesee Cancer Assistance and over $600.00 for Genesee County Sheriff’s Jail Deputy Nicholas Bender and his family.

Shetler is facing a dozen counts including Strangulation, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

30 year old Allea Devos of Prospect Street in Batavia was stopped on Ellicott Street in the city on New Year’s Eve night.

City crews will make every attempt to restore water as soon as possible.

Investigation continues into accidental shooting involving a three year old in Wyoming County * Vine Street man jailed for alleged drug dealing * A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the region today

Francis R. Bond, 86, a longtime owner, driver and trainer at Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway, died peacefully Tuesday morning.

The Bills are going to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years * Two convicted felons are facing charges for a horrifying Upstate quadruple homicide * Minimum wage in Western New York is up

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