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Potato farming industry could be in danger.

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  • Two GCC foreign students arrested...
  • LeRoy a finalist in national competition...
  • NYS Ed Dept. keeps eye on Batavia Schools

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Plans for clean commercial park in the works.

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Fundraising event will help support costs of senior activities.

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District is now required to submit an annual education plan.

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29
  • Trial date set for Sheldon Silver...
  • Mount Morris Police arrest robbery suspect...
  • Bills hold three-day mini-camp

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Former Assembly Speaker facing new charges.

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28

Three students recognized for ability to balance college with other responsibilities.

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28
  • Deputy cleared in shooting of suspect...
  • City denies holding up new Cable TV service...
  • Council advances plan to encourage investment in abandon property

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27

False advertising lawsuit filed against chain by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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27

Governor Cuomo announces cell-phone program to learn English.

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A three-vehicle accident has amassed over 250,000 views.

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  • State St. fire causes $10K damage...
  • Vacant Elba house burns for the second time in a week...
  • Schumer: don't market e-cigs to kids

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25
  • Batavia woman arrested on drug charges 
  • Local lawman receives statewide Anti DWI award...
  • Time Warner/Comcast divorce has no impact on Batavia  franchise renewal

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Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner will be no more. Several reports are saying the $45 billion takeover will not occur after federal regulators pl...

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Well known Batavia surgeon died this morning

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  • Traffic stops lead to two drug arrests...
  • Another emergency landing at Buffalo International...
  • Bills to put cap on season tix

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23

Plan announced by Governor Cuomo to protect bees and butterflies essential to agriculture.

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23

One student on the bus, he was not hurt

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23
  • Jet makes emergency landing at Buffalo airport...
  • Is Batavia pedestrian friendly?
  • Fisherman rescued from Niagara Gorge

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22

Roswell Cancer Institute researchers testing out new vaccine designed to fight tumor cells.

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22

City holds walkability audit to discuss ideas and improvements for Batavia.

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22

Six-month-old puppy missing from home.

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  • Charlene Mess held without bail in murder of her husband...
  • New charges against former owner of Batavia Nursing Home..
  • Scholarship established in memory of WBTA's Bill Brown

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Scholarship will help local student pursue education in journalism, communications or public relations

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21
  • Presented by United Way
  • Involves six local 5K races
  • Cash prizes

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21

At least eight companies to participate in statewide event.

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21

Man accused of trespassing and assaulting church members.

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21

Wife of 30 years is charged

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21
  • Storms uproots trees in East Pembroke...
  • Seven people sent to hospital after crash in Byron...
  • Judge sends Frost Ridge suit back to Zoning Board

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20

Fitzgerald to face 2.5 years in prison for drug-related crimes.

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Council needs volunteers to work with auditors.

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20
  • Genesee ARC moves toward Arc of Orleans merger...
  • Stubborn Fire in Pembroke
  • Police Facility Task Force to meet

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19
  • Flames damaged a structure in Pembroke.
  • A decent say on tap.
  • The Sabres loose the draft lottery.

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18
  • Increase in synthetic pot prompts health warning.
  • Vehicle accident results in DWI in town of Pembroke
  • Further DNA testing  sought in Scott Doll case

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Houghton College to have state's largest college solar array institution.

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17

Attorneys seeking DNA test to see if a third person was involved.

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17
  • Feds raid vaping store in Batavia...
  • Batavia Schools propose new bus policy...
  • Five dogs perish in Hamlin fire

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The onion season begins at a late start in Elba.

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  • Fatal truck crash in Wyoming County...
  • Batavia motorist charged with felony DWI...
  • 70 yr. old charged with child pornography

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15

A tax rate increase of 1.5-percent is due to declining property vales and the veteran's exemption

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15

Attorney says trial outcome could have been different.

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15
  • Byron man admits stealing grave markers of veterans...
  • Prison time for driver of fatal hit and run...
  • Batavia Common Core participation, less than 95-percent

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14

Four new guards hired by Sheriff's Department.

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14

Matthew Jurek could serve up to seven years in prison.

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Honorees include Homeowner of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer fo the Year and Employee of the Year

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14
  • Common Core testing begins today,
  • BCSD warns of consequences to "opting out"...
  • City Council delays exemption plan

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Batavia City Schools voice their opinion on the requirement of state-mandated tests. The district reminds parents and students that state tests...

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13

12 sites in Batavia to undergo state-funded cleanup.

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13
  • Wind Advisory posted...
  • Batavia City Council meets tonight...
  • Nolan out as Sabres coach

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  • 2014 city recognition awards are in!
  • Frost Ridge Dispute may soon come to an end.
  • Help for children who wonder

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City selects "Business of the Year"

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The GCEDC shows that entrepreneurship is alive and well in Genesee County. The organization today unveiled the Innovation Zone, a new center at Med...

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Program uses technology to help locate adults or children who may be prone to wandering

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10
  • Teenager explains why he took father's ashes...
  • High Wind Warning issued
  • Hawley: Parents can opt out of Common Core tests

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09
WBTA recently reported on the rising cost of flood insurance and how it will affect Batavia. One way the City is trying to lower costs is through flo...

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The alleged St. Joseph’s Cemetery grave-robber has been identified as Stephen E. Pike. The 18-year old is being charged with aggravated cemetery des...

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09
  • Charges pending against suspected grave robber...
  • December accident leads to charges...
  • State budget has extra cash for Batavia schools

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08
The enacted state budget has good news in store for Batavia City Schools. The school will be receiving around $427,000 more from the state, which wil...

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08
Even in the afterlife, some people just cannot rest in peace. Charges are pending for a man accused of grave-robbing. Police say the man dug up a re...

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Batavia School Superintendent Christopher Dailey is not selected for East Rochester position

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08
  • Flood insurance rates going up,
  • Batavia works to keep premiums in check...
  • Buffalo Bill accepts plea deal on traffic charges

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A potential increase in flood insurance premiums could leave some Batavia homeowners feeling soaked. As of this month, over 300 Batavia homeowners ar...

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07
  • P.W. Minor brings 100 jobs back to Batavia...
  • Orleans County clergyman gets 15 years...
  • Animal cruelty charges filed against former LeRoyan

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Former Orleans County pastor Roy Harriger is sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing two of his grandchildren. ...

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Is it time to put down that chocolate Easter rabbit and get off the couch? It just might be. Today is the start of National Public Health Week and...

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06
  • New rape charges filed against Batavia man...
  • Three people spill into river at Letchworth...
  • Cuomo lifts ban on travel to Indiana

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05
  • A chilly and white start for Easter.
  • Credit card charges against 3 Brooklyn men.
  • Three uninjured after a boat mishap at Letchworth.

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04
  • Man in jail for sexual abuse charges receives four more rape charges.
  • 49 year old is arrested after allegedly threatening another person with a firearm.
  • The Summit Street entrance to UMMC will close Monday for construction.
  • A Basom man remains in the Genesee County Jail after being accused of resisting arrest after fleeing probation officers at gunpoint.

 

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03

Cars collide at intersection with defective traffic light

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Officers chase suspect at gunpoint through downtown parking lot

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03
  • Flood Watch posted for Genesee & Wyoming Counties...
  • Liberty Pumps to double in size...
  • Corrections employee charged with Grand Larceny

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New York’s teacher tenure policies will be undergoing reform as part of the state’s new budget. Until July, teachers only have to wait three years u...

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Liberty Pumps in Bergen will double in size upon completion of a three-phase plan this year. In phase one, the company plans to expand manufacturing ...

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An Orleans Correctional Facility Employee from Elba is facing two felonies and two other charges. 50 year-old Annette Dorman allegedly sto...

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  • Next DPW director should live in city...
  • Letchworth No 1 state park...
  • Batavia's "walkability"

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On April 22nd, the City of Batavia will be looking for ways to encourage walking in the city. The “walkability audit” is funded by the Genesee Trans...

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Letchworth State Park is number one in a USA Today nationwide contest to determine Best State Park for 2015. The park is known to many as the “Grand...

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At least two members of city council believe the next DPW Director should live in Batavia. Sally Kuzon, a resident of Williamsville, will leave her $...

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  • DPW Director Sally Kuzon to retire...
  • State approves $142-billion budget...
  • Rolling Stones to come to WNY

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Batavia DPW Director to leave after 8 years

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