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Entries for February 2015

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  • Seeking suspect in an attempted armed robbery in Batavia
  • GCSESD James E. Tripp received award for 2014 Emergency Communicators Award
  • Batavia Downs may receive new hotel
  • Local Ninth grader to attend National Young Leaders State Conference

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Western New York students and teachers will soon be saying “Happy Retirement” to one of their best administrators. Dr. Joe Scanlan is retiring at the ...

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An attempted armed robbery took place shortly after 9:30 this morning at the Batavia Family Dollar. The robber is described as male, possibly Hispan...

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UPDATE 2:07 - The water main has been fixed.   Winter is taking a toll on pipes all across Western New York. Just as one water main break is fi...

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  • Dr. Joe Scanlon to retire from Notre Dame...
  • Water main break on Treadeasy Dr. repaired...
  • Mt. Morris man gets 10 years for child porn

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All Six GCC Campuses will be hosting an event called, “Catch The Wave” from March 30th to April 1st for anyone considering college. "We welcome peopl...

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Governor Cuomo will be leading the first official state trade mission to Cuba this April. Ever since President Obama announced changes in policies wit...

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A house fire is reported at 9464 Roanoke Road, Stafford. Stafford, Town of Batavia, Pavilion, Le Roy, and Bethany fire crews have responded ...

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  • Cianfrini: county nursing home will be sold by end of the year...
  • Batavia V-A opens NCO club...
  • Weather delays start of maple harvest

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Children in the highest-need communities of the state may be getting a boost in their education. Governor Cuomo proposed $25 million in funding to sup...

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All the snow outside piles up, and sometimes on your roof. OSHA wants employers and workers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with ...

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  • $200K spendt on city / mall dispute...
  • State of the County to be issued tonight...
  • Silver pleads not guilty to corruption charges

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Shoplifting is a crime, whether it’s thousands of dollars worth of electronics or just a pair of slippers. Jennifer Hepp of Batavia is arrested afte...

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  • John DeLeo plans to challenge funding for assistant city manager...
  • Two remain hospitalized from deadly Bethany accident...
  • Should LeRoy increase subsidy for ambulance service?

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College students with big ideas for business now have a chance to get those ideas in motion. The 6th annual New York Business Plan Competition gives c...

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A number of people want more money to be provided to the LeRoy Ambulance Service. The Town of LeRoy is currently providing a subsidy to the servi...

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23
  • It's back to below zero temperatures  with a wind chill warning in effect.
  • A Pembroke teenager has been killed in a crash on Route 20 in Bethany.
  • A Niagara Falls man arrested after a traffic stop on Lewiston Road.

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21
  • Another water line break in the city on Union St.
  • Vehicle accident involving a semi sends 5 people to the hospital
  • Squirrel slam lawsuit dismissed
  • Swan street buildings to be demolitioned.

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20
  • Weather continues to dominate the news.
  • School Closings today.
  • ARC buildings closed,  No trash pick-up today

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The former WBTA building at the corner of Main and Harvester has been purchased by D.A. Tufts Construction. The local developer plans to convert the f...

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The Batavia Police Department has launched a proactive sex offender house check campaign that will have officers checking registered residences for se...

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  • The cold weather continues
  • A Wind Chill warning remains in effect.
  • Crime stories continue despite the cold weather

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The City of Batavia’s Employee Wellness Program is being recognized by Harvard University’s 2015 Bright Ideas program. The program recognizes governme...

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Governor Cuomo has announced a long list of new, free tax assistance sites, and one of them is here in Batavia. The sites are staffed by State Tax and...

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$588,000 dollars worth of new vehicles and equipment are ready to be authorized for purchase by the Genesee County Legislature. The new vehicles wou...

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  • Weather continues to be the news.
  • Drug Task Force makes an arrest
  • Some residents on River Street will be without this morning.

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Water valve repairs will be taking place tomorrow on River Street between S. Main and Birchwood Drive in Batavia. Customers in that area will be ...

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If you need a place to stay during this cold weather, the Salvation Army Warming Centers will be open tonight through Friday. The warming centers ar...

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The dog of Batavia Muckdogs groundskeeper, Don Rock has died. The dog, named Haley was reported to have had kidney problems and was euthanized.  ...

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 An October report of theft at the Batavia Wal-Mart has led to 2 arrests. 46-year-old Katrina Jones and 29-year-old, Rickita Lathan are accused o...

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  • It remains very cold, with records set yesterday.
  • Senator Charles Schumer was in Batavia to talk about synthetic drugs.
  • A fire victim is in stable condition.

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A Batavia man is arrested after an alleged attempted stabbing at the Attica Tops. Police say 29-year-old Joshua Pehrson choked his girlfriend in the...

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One person was injured in a fire in a home at 980 Urf Road in the Wyoming County Town of Bennington. When firefighters arrived it was determined that ...

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16
  • The wind chill warning continues till 10AM.
  • It is President's Day:  Many closures today
  • Two accidents in the area resulted in DWI arrests.

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  • More bad weather is forecast for the week-end with issuance of a winter storm warning.
  • A Rochester woman has been killed in an accident on the Thruway in Pembroke.
  • US Senator Schumer is coming to Batavia on Monday.

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Jermaine Vann is charged with DWI after a fatal Thruway crash early this morning in Pembroke and more charges are pending. 33 year-old, Milagro Lopez-...

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Genesee County in effect tomorrow morning at 7 until 6pm Sunday. Hazards include bl...

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  • Three Schools closed today and two others delayed two hours.
  • A drug sale at Alexander Central Schools leads to an arrest.
  • An Albion teenager gets caught using a stolen debit card.

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12
  • Pavilion Central to operate on 2 hr. delay
  • Notre Dame & St. Joe's Batavia, closed
  • Bitter cold wind chills expected

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We told you that Darien Lake was making major announcements and today we have them! The theme park will be building two new rides. One described as “w...

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A baby was born in a Boston, NY State Police barracks today. State Police in Clarence told officials at the Boston location that a woman was in the pa...

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12
  • Genesee Co. Legislature opposes SAFE act...
  • Wind Chill Warning posted...
  • Kidney transplant for Pavilion woman, successful

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Stephen Favata’s early Valentine’s Day gift of a kidney to his wife, Caroline was a success. Both are in satisfactory condition following transpl...

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer have written a new bill that would allow rifles for deer hunting in Genesee County. The two a...

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  • Batavia man arrested on sexual abuse charge in Wyoming County...
  • Scott Doll files another appeal of his murder conviction...
  • UMMC to build cancer treatment center

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UMMC plans to expand its facilities starting this Spring after it receives approval from local planning boards. The hospital is planning a comprehensi...

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A Pavillion woman receives a special, early gift from her Valentine today, a new kidney. Caroline Favata, of Pavillion was on dialysis for 6 or 7 mon...

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State Police in Warsaw have arrested a Batavia man on four charges involving two teenage girls. Following a long investigation, police say Preston Rub...

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  • Allen Food Processing in Oakfield, evacuated...
  • Batavia City Council trims tax rate increase...
  • Batavia Radio Shack is closing

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The public is now able to access 1.5 million pages of historic records with an online, multi-year project called The Cultural Resource Information Sys...

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09
  • Council to vote on budget amendments...
  • Winter Storm Warning in effect until tomorrow...
  • Schumer: Measles vaccine should be free

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  • Snow expected today.
  •  The identity of the man who held authorities at bay for four hours outside the Attica Motel has been released.
  • A one car accident in Leicester leads to an arrest.

 

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  • Issued for Genesee, Orleans & Livingston counties
  • Upgrades Winter Storm WATCH issued earlier

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07
  • Attica man claims to have weapons, threatens harm to himself
  • Exhibit at CGG called "one second" to show affects of drunk drivers
  • Winter Storm Watch

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An exhibit at GCC called “One Second” is displaying just how easy peoples’ lives can change because of drunk drivers. The exhibit focuses on athletes ...

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Community Action of Orleans and Genesee will be receiving over $911,000 in federal funding to support education and Head Start programs for 72 toddler...

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  • Wyoming County couple sentenced in death of daughter...
  • Wind Chills and snow greet the morning commute...
  • Happy Birthday WBTA and welcome to FM

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  • Wind Chill Advisory posted for tonight...
  • Batavia man gets 4 years for rape...
  • Update on downstate train accident

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A Batavia resident is one of the recipients of the Iroquois Trail Council's highest honor. Donald Morris receives the Silver Beaver award after o...

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Two area hospitals are at risk of losing federal funds through Medicare. The risk comes from budgeting uncertainty in Congress. Senator Charles Schume...

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  • Seven dead in train accident down state...
  • Winter Weather Advisory posted...
  • City looking for award nominees

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 tonight until 4am Thursday for the majority of Western New York. Total sno...

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The Iroquois Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America has awarded three volunteers with their highest honor. Three people, including Donald H. Morris of...

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The City of Batavia is looking for nominations for some of their annual recognition awards. Nominations are being sought for Community Volunteer of th...

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New York’s first African-American Assembly Speaker has been elected. Carl Heastie, of the Bronx was chosen by Assembly Democrats. 47-year-old Heastie ...

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  • Council President wants to cut tax rate hike in half...
  • Former Oakfield FD treasurer gets probation, must make restitution...
  • NYS T-way cell phones used to order call girls?

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 7 tonight until 10am tomorrow for all of Western New York. It will feel like it’s 1...

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Deputy John Duyssen has retired after 21 years of service with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Duyssen studied criminal justice at GCC and l...

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  • Winter Storm closes schools...
  • 8 to 10 inches of new snowfall...
  • blowing and drifting snow hampers driving

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  • National Weather Service posts warning from 7AM today until 4PM tomorrow
  • Storm snowfall totals of 8 to 12 inches predicted
  • Blowing snow to create poor visibility

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