Author: Dan Fischer

Pavement markings will be done on several streets beginning tomorrow * Clinton St. to be repaired beginning Oct 17

Lewiston Rd. location on a list of 142 Sears and Kmarts closing as part of the latest company bankruptcy filing

Trial date set for Chris Collins * Wyco lawman pleads guilty to murder * last weekend of high school football before playoffs

Oakfield man indicted as sexual predator * Livingston County assemblyman arrested for accepting bribe * Meet and greet Batavia’s new city manager

Council approves extension of stipends * SUNY prohibits sex between students and teachers * Limo involved in deadly crash was posted for sale

BCB seeking Cartage/Equipment Coordinator

McMurrary gets campaign cash boost from Collins legal woes * Molinaro is cash short in his fight against Cuomo * Toppled tanker on Route 33

If you recognize this person, contact Batavia Police.

Man killed in crash with ambulance in Bethany * In LeRoy, two children drugged and left alone * Bills win

Williamsville man dies when his car crosses center line and strikes Bethany ambulance

Destro joined the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office five years ago * He partnered with Deputy Chris Erion

Local businessman Peter Zeliff foreclosed on loan to Tidewater + Associates * all employees are terminated

All operations ceased as of 10 a.m. this morning

Arrest made as guns are recovered from Bergen theft * Elba man pleads guilty rape, gets seven years * Sabres begin new season tonight

Weapons recovered from a Jackson St residence believed stolen last week in Bergen

the City of Batavia Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.” What does that mean?

Support the Batavia City School District Foundation, Saturday, Oct 13

Darien Center man arrested for sexting * Livingston County man gets 25 years in prison for child porn * New Bills stadium on hold

Officials say $10-million state funding will return $60-million of private investment

Nine arrested at Kid Rock show * Smaller workforce returns to the job at P W Minor * Record number of female candidates on November ballot

Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Network of Western New York

Wed, Oct 3 at Batavia Downs

45 are laid off at P W Minor, 40 others return to work on Monday * Arrest made in Hamlin double murder * BHS Blue Devils play final game at existing Vandetta stadium

Company says it will “idle” one manufacturing line to concentrate on orthopedic and diabetic footwear

First chairman of surgery at UMMC

Batavia Downs begins expansion * P W Minor delays statement on its future * United Way sets campaign goal * PETA offers reward in cat cruelty case

P W Minor announcement due tomorrow * Downs to announce expansion * Cuomo blames weather for loss of population

$4-million expansion will include new cigar bar, added kitchen and restaurant space

Nathaniel Wilson gets 20 to life for fatal stabbing * Carjacking leads to high speed chase and crash in Batavia * Suspect in welfare fraud sentenced to jail time

Threatened woman at a gas station, fled down Ellicott St., crashed at entrance to VA

P W Minor workers told to “go home” * Former Albion teenager charged with killing her sister and mother * Batavia City Council meets tonight in conference session

150 year old local company appears to be in financial trouble again

Flushing will take place Wednesday & Thursday, south of Main St. and west of Jackson.

Final home football game before demolition is Homecoming on September 29

Collins issues statement this afternoon saying he will “actively” campaign

Event will be held on Saturday, Sept 29 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at city fire headquarters on Evans Street

North of West Main and west of Bank St.

161 complete the run, another 115 participated in the fun walk

Collins name to remain on the ballot as he fights federal charges

Fatal car/ped accident in Livonia * Hochul will be on November ballot with Cuomo * two men die in Alden boating accident

Democrats pick nominee for Governor * Police ID two murder victims in Hamlin * New Exec Dir at Cornell Coop Ext in Batavia

Lawmen suspect double murder in Hamlin * Batavia native gets top job at Uber * Pavilion Teenager honors 9-11 first responders

Erik Fix resigns after six years with the agency

LeRy crash leads to jail for Buffalo woman * New poll: Cuomo 41 point lead over Nixon * Batavia City Council meets tonight

Cougar Volleyball Team Aces First Home Test

House Ethics Committee to look at Chris Collins charges * Bills open their regular season in Baltimore Sunday * Muckdogs GM will not return next year

Police wait for forensic results in Liberty Street murder probe * Cuomo spending big in primary race * Jim Kelly on the mend again

GCEDC considers tax breaks for Six Flags Darien Lake * Collins returns to Congress * Heat Advisory in effect until this evening

Station launches WBTAi2 to cover all LeRoy Knights home and away varsity football

Albion man accused of supplying drug that caused overdose death of his wife * Batavia Bed, Bath and Beyond is closing * Foul language leads to arrest

Police say husband provided opiate that caused his wife to overdose and then failed to get medical attention for her in time to save her life

Muckdogs very likely to be in Batavia next season * Cuomo wants to listen to to the people on legal pot for fun * Tops closes 10 stores, Batavia and LeRoy NOT among them

Attica man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of 5 year old * Churchville’s Renee Fleming to perform at Senator McCain’s funeral * Heat Advisory extends to 8pm

Tracy Ave. will close Thursday, Aug 30 for repaving.

Albion man dies in Lake Ontario boating accident * City announces sidewalk construction projects * Ranzenhofer bows out of 27th Congressional Dist run

Spray Park will close for the season on Sept 4 * City announces sidewalk construction schedule

WBTA FM 100.1 is temporarily off the air due to a power surge that damaged some transmitter components. We hope to have repairs completed by late Monday morning. In the meantime WBTA AM 1490 is operating normally as is our streaming service WBTAi.com. WBTA thanks our loyal listeners for their patience.

Albion lawyer pleads guilty to defrauding clients * New Federal money for the Genesee County Airport * Bills prepare for Bengals on Sunday

Wyoming County indicts Florida man in attack on two brothers * Bergen woman charged with bad baby-sitting * Muckdogs take two from West Virginia before returning home

Plea deal in Central Ave fatal stabbing * NYS Fair opens in Syracuse * GOP extends process of replacing Collins on ballot

Linda Toscano will be bringing three of her best Empire State-bred diagonal distaffers to compete in two divisions

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College

LeRoy domestic incident leads to charges of unlawful imprisonment and menacing * Fatal motorcycle crash in Henrietta * Bear sighting in Alabama

New city manager meets the press * Cuomo steps in some political mud * Tracy Ave. re-constructions begins tomorrow

Dr. Martin “Marty” Moore begins new job on Oct 15.

Brothers attacked in their Wyoming County home * City Council names new Batavia City Manager * WNY Republican leaders meet tonight in Batavaia

Dr. Martin Moore will become the new city manager of Batavia * He is currently the city manager of Eunice, New Mexico, a city of 2,500 people

Vehicular manslaughter suspect was arrested for DWI an hour after fatal hit and run * New Batavia city manager to be named tonight * Cuomo to return eagle feather

Suspect was arrested and released on DWI an hour after deputies say she struck and killed Darien Lake concert goer

Council to vote on City Manager Monday night, name of manager candidate being kept from public until vote * Collins may have used campaign funds for legal defense

County GOP and Reform Party primary, GOP only primary in Bethany * Board of Elections announces registration info

Collins pleads not guilty to federal indictment charging him with securities fraud * More bear sightings in Genesee County * Darien Lake to hire more staff for post season

Pembroke man accused of assaulting pregnant woman * Woman charged with stealing souvenirs from Darien Lake * National Night Out to be observed in Birchwood Village

Wayne was associated with professional baseball in Batavia for nearly 40 years.

Teenager charged with attempted assault has bail increased * mobile home destroyed by fire in Pavilion * State St. nursing home sold to NYC company

Suspect in weekend slashing on Ross St.

Trooper fires shots when suspect car came at police * Two suspects arrested near Kelsey Rd. * Chase started in Henrietta

Report came in that a white male subject in his late 40s, early 50s was on foot in the 83-hundred block of Kelsey Road

Covington man trampled to death by a bull * Batavia’s first Methadone clinic to open Aug 13 * Cuomo names work-group to draft marijuana law

Incident happened on a farm in Covington

New City Manager to be named this month * Billy Goats pours its last * National Comedy Center opens in Jamestown

Kingdom Bound traveling ministry performs “make-over” on Watson St. home * Richmond Ave. to close tomorrow for Water main repairs * Cuomo maintains big lead in primary

Richmond to close Thursday 5:30PM – 6:15PM

Water may be turned off Wednesday between Union and Redfield

Tributes to Rock, Country and Pop Bands Highlight Series

Town of Batavia woman in court for allegedly torturing her dog * Rochester police arrest 20 at PR festival * Muckdogs drop another road game

A travel trailer rolled over on the State Thruway near LeRoy this morning. The accident occurred in the westbound lane but blocked both lanes for a while. An ambulance from Leroy was dispatched, but there were no serious injuries. The camper was destroyed. Photos: Alex Feig, WBTA News  

Bergen man accused of piercing child’s ear with hole-punch * Beertavia draws twice the crowd * Road work on Vine St.

Sheldon Silver gets seven years, hopes not to die in prison * Person of interest in Liberty St murder * Troopers in Warsaw seize kilo of heroin and a pound of crystal meth

Victim identified as 47 year old Raymond Lee Morgan

Barn burner in Byron * head-on crash in Pembroke * Human bones found along Tonawanda Creek

Rogue reptile rescued * Manhunt continues in Geneseo * Phone scammers continue to target local seniors

4-ft long alligator located in a partially vacant building on Lehigh Ave.

Pok-a-Dot founder dies at 93 * Alligator found on Lehigh Ave * Flag football league forming in Batavia

All students enrolled in the Batavia City School District are eligible to participate; no application is required.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Office made five arrests during the Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on July 13, 2018

For nearly 40 years Steve and Jim Goff, owned and managed the Stumblin’ Inn in Elba, now they have lost nearly everything

State announces downtown Batavia projects to get $10-million in funding * SWilliamsville company to invest $6-million in Bergen * LeSean McCoy denies domestic abuse allegations

Eight specific projects get funding approval

Series accident near GCC * another bear sighting * Skelos retrial

Albion teen charged with attempted murder of grandmother * bear sighted in Bethany * Schumer: beware of flood damaged cars for sale

Albion teenager charged with attempted murder of his grandmother

Fire broke out shortly after 9:30AM on Sunday.

Premiere Genesee Nursing Home lost Air Conditioning * BPD nabs hungry shoplifters * Batavia Rotary renews raffle

Club plans to give away $20,000 “100% NYS Raffle Law Compliant”

Theft from the Peace Garden * Hawley to split vote on Legalizing pot and sports betting * NYS mourns the loss of a State Trooper

Heat Advisory remains in effect * State Trooper killed near Albany * Batavia man arrested in road rage incident

Notre Dame Principal says the subsidy amounts to 10-percent of the school’s budget

Redfield Parkway pillar repair put off * Teen City moves closer to reality * Trumbull Parkway to close tomorrow

Volunteer judges needed for 4-H events

Begins July 4, ends July 8

RTS Genesee gets $3.5M to building new local bus garage * Voters decide Democratic primary in NY 25th * Batavia Concert Band begins 93rd season on Wednesday

Five area women charged with rioting * 19 arrested at latest Darien Lake concert * Trumbull Pkwy to close on Thursday

Closure is expected between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Police say elderly residents are targeted

D-A says his office needs more help * Cuomo demands info on 700 immigrant children held in NYS * Muckdogs meet Williamsport tonight

New BDC director hired * Livonia woman killed while retrieving mail * Cuomo says 70 migrant children being held in New York

Severe Thunderstorm Watch * Troopers identify victim of fatal crash in Town of Alabama * Muckdogs Home Opener tonight

Home opener tonight against West Virginia Black Bears

Fatal accident in Basom * Darien Center woman charged with fraud * Muckdogs win in Auburn

Maple St fire leads to Arson and attempted murder charge * Darien center woman charged with fraud * Muckdogs drop season opener

Police ask community for help to determine how much money was diverted

Home opener on Monday, June 18

Maple St Fire labeled arson, man held on attempted murder charge, woman injured

Press Release: On Friday, June 15, 2018 at or about 12:42AM, the Batavia Police Department and City of Batavia Fire Department responded to the report of an active house fire at 35 Maple St. A female located on scene believed her children were still in the residence. Officers from the Batavia Police Department and the […]

Last Picture Show rental closes in Batavia * Oliver’s moves candy making to Elba * Attica man charged with violent domestic

Incident began as a loud noise complaint, ended with female suffering “significant” injuries

Severe Thunderstorm Watch posted * Cuomo maintains lead over Nixon * Muckdogs manager on new season

Health Dept. reminds everyone about how dangerous rabies can be and what you can do to prevent exposure to you, your family and your pets.

Council approves funds for more video surveillance cameras * Fire strikes twice in Bergen duplex * School bus cameras proposed

Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a bus tour aimed at rallying lawmakers towards a so-called “red flag” gun bill. Speaking in the Bronx outside of Evander Childs High School this morning, Cuomo called the issue of school shootings an ongoing social crisis. He previously announced his desire to see a law that would empower police, […]

Batavia Police renew request for an armored assault vehicle * Council to considered more police surveilance cameras *

Batavia Police to ask Council for more surveillance cameras * Farmer’s Market opens downtown * Bills boost parking prices for buses

Deputies proposed as SROs in Alexander, Pavilion and Pembroke * Assemblyman proposes NYS pays for research into Lyme disease vaccine * Wayne Co man arrested for driving on Darien Lake sidewalk

Troopers arrested driver for DWI, passenger for obstruction

Schenectady area Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara introduces a bill to aid development of Lyme disease vaccine

Deputies to become SROs in Alexander, Pavilion and Pembroke

Attica man held for violent domestic incident * Fur people hurt at Newstead Auto Auction * Justify arrives at Belmont

Customer Service that wins sales the subject of Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Workshop on June 13.

Gypsy scammers target two local homes * Mt Morris man pleads not guilty in death of toddler * GCEDC considers $100,000 in tax breaks

Residents in the Towns of Batavia and Pembroke targeted

Batavia man accused of brandishing knife at police officers * Search suspended for missing toddler *

YW to sell its or lease its North St. building * Petit larceny at TA truck stop * 28 horses perish in fire downstate

YWCA makes decision to sell (or fully lease) its building on North St.

Students from the Byron-Bergen Builder’s Club presented a check for $500 to support the Rochester Regional Health Chemical Dependency Program. The club raised the funds through coin collections and basket raffles over the course of the school year. As a group, the students decided to donate those funds to Rochester Regional Health’s Behavioral Health Treatment […]

Lessons from Central Ave. neighborhood meeting * Alden man gets prison time for assaulting his own baby * What $5-million buys in a roller coaster

Annual Father’s Day event to be held at Genesee County Airport

Niagara County man held in death of Oakfield sister.. * Muckdogs back on WBTA * City Council ready to receive manager applicants

Following one year hiatus, Batavia Muckdogs broadcasts resume on WBTA

BDC wants long term commitment * Second arrest in Alabama robbery * Batavia drug dealer cops plea

Stabbing in Elba * Robbery, Assault in Alabama * Suspected Red Osier vandal arrested

Another disturbance on Central Ave. * Search is still on as hope fades for missing toddler * Memorial Day observances listed

Search continues for missing boy from Sodus * Local funeral director dies * Muckdogs to host Job Fair

Amber Alert issued for missing baby whose mother was found dead * LeRoy man arrested for assault in pub fracas *

Ward meeting scheduled into southside violence * City man takes plea in in arson, drug case * Foul play causes sudden landing at Buffalo airport

Three indicted for suspected roles in Central Ave stabbing and shooting * Suspect sought in Red Osier vandalism * Six Flags to take over Darien Lake, again

NYS political conventions begin tomorrow * Batavia teenager gets prison time * Peebles closing

Ceremonies, Observances and Parades listed for Monday, May 28

We will probably see fewer Mercy EMS ambulances screaming through downtown Batavia. The emergency medical service has moved to a brand new headquarters just outside the city off of Route 98. The 2.1-million dollar facility officially went into service yesterday.   Genesee County Manager Jay Gsell was among a host of dignitaries marking the occasion […]

All police agencies in Genesee County to participate

New $2.1-million facility moves ambulances from former St. Jerome’s on Bank St.

Three in custody following stabbing and shooting on Central Ave. * Cuomo calls out Trump on guns

“Person of interest” in Central Ave violence * Victims of stabbing and shooting identified

Person of interest sought in the shooting of another victim

One man is dead and another seriously injured in what police say is a shooting and stabbing on Central Avenue near Pringle. We have confirmed that one of the two men taken to the hospital has died. The incident happened just after 11:30 last night. Police have not said if the dead man was the […]

Incident happened on Central Ave near Pringle Ave late Thursday night

Mt. Morris sex offender arrested on parole violation * Batavia woman indicted on 19 felony counts * Most popular baby names in NY

A Mount Morris man, designated a level three sex offender, has been jailed for allegedly violating his parole. Terri Havens served 13 years for sexually abusing a five-year-old. He recently posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a personal aide. A woman in town recognized Havens and turned him in. Any internet use by a […]

Pembroke woman indicted for setting fire to ex’s Harley * School budgets get passing grades * Volunteers take on projects for United Way Day of Caring

School budgets passed in all eight Genesee County school districts * Perry rapist gets 10 more years from Livingston County *

School District budgets decided by voters today * Perry rapist gets 10 years * Big money to flow in Batavia and Geensee County roads and bridges

ATV accident turns fatal * Downs responds to SCOTUS sports betting decision * Former Bills Coach Chuck Knox dies

School budgets go to voters on Tuesday * Crash in Byron results in DWI arrest

Owner of Settler’s Restaurant dies * Sheldon Silver convicted at retrial * Rotary Club Baseball Tourney alters schedule

All three face misdemeanor charges following traffic stop

Grand Jury: Fatal shooting by deputy was justified * Batavia man gets 15 years for burglaries * Thruway to get more electric car charging stations

Keith Kent of Albion pointed handgun at deputy in the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant

Pavilion gets state grant for water tank * NY’s new Attorney General * Scrap yard fire activates nine fire departments

Workshop to be held at Chamber office on May 16

Another sex scandal is rocking the New York political landscape after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s resignation. Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and now Eric Schneiderman were well-esteemed politicians, whose careers fell from grace. Fifty-three-year-old Weiner was a seven-term Democratic congressman who resigned in 2011 after tweeting lewd photos and was sentenced to prison last […]

Arrest made in a pair of liquor store burglaries * Fire takes a toll on farm equipment in Pavilion * Missing a ring? Batavia Police may have it.

Suspect may be illegal alien

Suspected Batavia felon found in Tennessee * Neighbor charged in Kendall C02 deaths * Batavia couple wins $1-million in lottery

Orleans County man charged in death of Kendall mother and son * Batavia couple wins $1-million * Wind Advisory in effect until tonight

GOP Guv candidate in Batavia * Kim Pegula one of the most powerful women in professional sports * Thorpe St shooting defendant gets 15 years

Batavia man gets 15 years for 2017 shooting * Cuomo orders domestic abusers to turn in firearms * Darien Lake shows off new coaster

Multi-Million Dollar Capital Investment Brings 7th Coaster to Theme Park

Alleged rape occurred on March 18 on Sparks Rd

Geneseo hit and run victim identified * Crash in Bergen sends one person to UMMC * BCSD exec-assistant receives award for excellence

Authorities ask for help in fatal hit and run near SUNY Geneseo * Alexander central budgets for School Resource Officer * Sheldon Silver retrial begins today

Alexander Central Schools release safety statement, budget proposal calls for School Resource Officer * Livingston Co Deputies probe fatal hit and run near SUNY Geneseo

Preparing Dwyer Stadium for opening day * Batavia dad arrested for letting his toddler walk the street * BID gives out annual awards

Cuomo chips away at ICE * Batavia man accused of stealing from Target * Bills look to tonight’s NFL Draft

Pilot of Gaines helicopter crash identified, passerby credited with helping in rescue * Visitor restrictions lifted at UMMC

Pilot identified, listed in guarded condition with burns * F AA investigating * Passerby credited with helping free pilot from wreckage

Cuomo wants to bag the use of plastic bags * Tops to pay bonuses to executives * LeRoy police nab purse snatcher

Batavia man injured in Lockport crash * Wyco woman accused of stealing thousands from her family * Schumer: FAA lax in safety enforcement

Oakfield man charged in Corfu crash * Wyco corrections officer takes plea * Council considers surplus police weapons

Possible carbon monoxide deaths in Kendall * Wyco corrections officer cops a plea * Schumer makes push for legal pot

Orleans County woman & son die from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning * Four injured in Corfu crash * Cuomo sends more help to PR

Murder victim identified, family notified * Muckdogs to spend up to $30K on ball field * Cuomo allows parolees to vote

Woman murdered at Sunset Motel, stabbed in the neck * Warsaw man charged with child porn

Deputies investigating as a homicide

Flood Watch cancelled * City man charged with robbing Arby’s * Democrats smell blood in Collins’ house seat

Attica PD release details of assault on officer

Ice storm cancels some church services * No significant power failures * Walking more slippery than driving

Deputy involved in fatal shooting is identified * City Economic Development Coordinator resigns * Winter Weather Advisory posted

Deputy Ryan Young is a six-year veteran of law enforcement

State Troopers continue to probe deputy involved shooting * Possible motive revealed in Wyoming County killing *

Shooting took place in parking lot of Pembroke restaurant. Suspect pointed handgun at deputy who took one shot and killed the suspect

Cuomo opponent calls for legal weed * Chamber offers Active Shooter training * DOT b egins replacement of Bethany Center Rd. bridge

Orleans Community Health will remain its own independent organization under the terms of this agreement.

City Council to take tighter control of BID’s budget * County Health Dept. stages Hep A exercise * Rochester woman released from prison for starting fire that killed her four children

Local lawmen train for active shooter * YWCA makes some progress toward restoring services * NYS has a diaper changing law

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies Health Departments Hosting Mock Exercise to Practice Administering Vaccine to the Public in the Event of an Emergency THIS IS AN EXERCISE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are inviting all to join in making this exercise a realistic one as the departments test their ability to […]

YWCA after school program will resume on Monday * Some still without power in Genesee County * K-9 Destro takes a real “bite outta crime.”

High Wind Warning Cancelled * Almost 1,000 remain without power in Genesee County

Closing of YWCA leaves void in services * High Wind Warning for tomorrow * Canandaigua cop will not face charges in shooting

Genesee County YWCA shuts down over lack of cash. 36 employees will loose their jobs, unemployment benefits uncertain

All programs to cease including Domestic Violence, child care and daycare programs

Redwings answer criticism from new Muckdogs management * Easter Sunday observed around the world * Latest projects to get incentives

GM says Muckdogs front office is a mess * High Wind WARNING posted * GCEDC approves incentives for two projects

For Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties and most of WNY

New warehouse for Genesee Lumber, new grocery store in Corfu

New city manager will cost more * Cuomo suggests pay raises for state lawmakers * Jim Kelly undergoes 12 hours of cancer surgery

Cuomo considers pay raise for state lawmakers * Batavia Police hunt for Arby’s bandit * Brockport murder suspect fit to stand trial

City Hall presses proper pump connections * Elba man accused of pawning stolen property * “I Love New York” signs coming down

City Council to meet with manager recruiting firm * violent domestic on Dellinger Ave. * Cuomo thinks Jews can’t dance

Consulting firm will meet with city council in a public meeting to discuss recruitment process

Probation check leads to weapons charge * Pembroke sex offender charged with failing to register change of address * Mr. Batavia crowned at BHS

Buffalo Bishop Malone issues statement on sex scandal * NY flu season tapers off * Jim Kelly prepares for another cancer surgery

Eli Fish Brewing to officially pour this Saturday * County bond rating downgraded * Rochester Amtrak station to be named for late congresswoman

First locally brewed beer in 100 years

Village election results * Cuomo declares State of Emergency downstate * Three Warsaw residents face cocaine possession charges

Former Batavia priest named in sex abuse scandal * Albion to elect new mayor * Sex in the City” star announcers candidacy

(This workshop is part of the Business Idea Pitch Competition Workshop series)

Fatal snowmobile accident in Wyoming County * Former TV star says she’ll challenge Cuomo * Holley School super to retire

Local state representatives support pay raise for Arc direct support professionals

Flu season could be over * St Patty’s Day crackdown draws to a close * Medical pot for pets?

Collision on Route 5 in Stafford claims a life * Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88 * Flu season seems to be coming to an end

Rep. Slaughter served the Rochester area since 1987

YWCA “facing major financial challenges” * Sheriff thinks local school board should pay for SRO * Fire on Columbia Ave ruled accidental

Over 100 BHS students “walkout” in protest over gun violence * Steve Hawley calls for $50K for every school to hire resource officer * LeRoy woman arrested for stealing $23K from employer

Cuomo aide Percoco found guilty * BHS students to “walkout” with admin OK * Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming County and south

Joseph Percoco found guilty, faces max of 20 years

Incest charges placed against Albion man * Perry murder victim was shot four times, onmce in the head * Attica woman takes a plea deal in child porn case

Hering and his girlfriend were arrested on child sexual abuse charges on Feb 27. Investigation has led to new charges against Hering, including incest

Betsy Brown has 15 years of experience in elementary education

High speed police chase in Batavia * Albion man busted on multiple drug charges * Season ends for Lady Lancers

Second defendant guilty in East Main St gang assault * more potential abuse victims come forward against Albion couple * NYS considers legal book making

16 yr. old arrested for threatening to shoot LeRoy student * Retired Wyoming County deputy charged charged with murder * Bills streaker saves cat, video goes viral

The 16 yr. old is charged with a felony and ordered held in jail on $10,000 bail

Lawmen and law-makers talk cops in schools * Brockport teacher pleads guilty in child porn case * Elba Lady Lancers advance in basketball playoffs

Flu cases may be slowing in Genesee Co. * Fire on Columbia Ave. leaves family homeless * Darien Lake to hire 1,600

A Winter Storm Warning that takes effect tonight shuts down Genesee Community College for tomorrow. College officials announce this afternoon that all classes and special events at GCC’s Batavia campus scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. The National Weather Service is forecasts 8 to 12 inches of over Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Northern Erie counties. […]

Buffalo Bills announce their Hall of Fame Quarterback is fighting cancer again

A Winter Storm Warning takes effect tonight, classes and events at GCC/Batavia campus cancelled for Friday

Resurgence Brewing hopes to begin Batavia construction this summer * GCASA to build 16-bed detox facility * New county jail estimated to cost $52-million

Officials hope to have the unit open by July of next year

Firm hired to find next City Manager * opioid deaths across NYS worse than reported * It’s for the birds: Nest Watch

Nest Box Monitoring for Science At Genesee County Park & Forest

Suicidal man taken into custody on the Thruway near Batavia following four hour standoff.

Sheriff’s Office suggests alternate routes due to Thruway closure

Traffic builds up in Batavia due to thruway closure

Police are attempting to locate potential suicidal driver

High Wind Warning posted * Elba man facing felony DWI * Wyoming Correctional Guard charged with taking bribes for drugs

Batavia School Super: increased police presence for safety * Wyoming Correctional guard arrested for taking drug bribes * Trail of Cuomo aide nears an end

Another threat of violence at area school * City woman gets six-months in jail for violating terms of release * BDC gets vote of confidence from council

County jail elevator needs major repair * Batavia man gets 10 years in prison for violent assault * City Council president still a top gun

Batavia High School student, attending BOCEXS, suspected of making serious threats * Sheriff’s Office is investigating * student to undergo mental health exam

Tops remains silent on pending bankruptcy reports * Batavia couple charged with doing drugs with baby in car * SUNY offers course on “news lietracy”

Since 2009, Senator Chuck Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans’ Cemetery To Western New York; Progress Was Slowed While The VA Completed Final Acquisition Of Two Parcels Of Land

No comment from Tops on possible bankruptcy * Batavia couple charged with doing drugs while driving with their infant * SUNY offers news literacy classes

Bloomberg: Tops about to file bankruptcy * Active shooter training in Batavia * One person injured in Batavia garage fire

Attica woman indicted for credit card fraud * Contractor charged with bilking Batavia homeowner * Active shooter training offered at a Batavia church

At least on crew member on-board was injured and taken to the hospital * no hazzardous materials

Downs announced summer concert series * UMMC moving LeRoy Urgent Care * Sheriff to hold teen Law Enforcement Academy

 Henry Wojtaszek President of Batavia Downs Gaming making the announcement with Michael Nolan VP of WROTBC Batavia Downs has announced the headliners for its second summer concert series. President of Batavia Downs Gaming Henry Wojtaszek said the success of last year’s series has allowed them to expand for this season… The money man himself, Eddie Money […]

City fire saves money by adding recruits * seven firms vie for city manager selection * making a pitch for softball improvements at Kibbe Park

Six new recruits cuts overtime costs

City Council approves mall lease with Batavia Players * “Horrific” case of child abuse in Livingston County * The guv gets a new pet

Members of Wayne Fuller’s three distinct families bid final farewell to the man who touched the lives of so many throughout Western New York. Wayne was remembered by close friends from his background in sports, broadcasting and mass transit. Fuller, 70, died last Friday after a long illness. Memories of Wayne were shared by his […]

City Council approves Batavia Players lease for theatre inside City Centre Mall

Delaware investment firm buys P.W. Minor * City Council to set budget hearing * Bikini Rally in Oakfield

P.W. Minor was purchased by Batavia businessman Peter Zeliff three years ago

A popular WBTA voice is silenced * the people speak on downtown projects * Jeanne Walton leaves YWCA

Millie Tomidy-Pepper takes over as executive director

County Housing Study: what’s needed? * Public meeting tonight on how to spend $10-million * More funding for flu in NY

More new flu in Genesee County * Suspect busted in Batavia baseball bat beating * Bill

Bandit said he would shoot the clerk if he called police

Workshop is free to Chamber and BID members, $10 for non-members

Winter Weather Advisory posted for Genesee Co * Attica woman pleads not guilty to child porn charge * SUNY Geneseo employee and daughter win $1.4-million on national TV

Eli Fish Brewing about to open * Winter Storm watch for Wyoming & Livingston counties * Schumer urges IRS to honor tax prepayments

LeRoy woman arrested for felony DWI * Cuomo: “ashamed” of Puerto Rico hurricane response * County Max to close in Batavia

City woman steals $31K from Rite Aid * Corfu woman accusing of torching former BF’s Hog * Did Phil see his shadow?

Spilled spirits on Lewiston Rd. * State broadband grants avoid Genesee County * County must deal with where to detain juvenile offenders

Spirits were shaken, not stirred, when truck laden with booze overturned on Lewiston Rd.

Cougar Swim Teams Combine to Take 19 of 22 Events at JCC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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”

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.

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”

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

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

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

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

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

Wind Chill Advisory posted * Batavia woman arrested for Felony DWI * History of Times Square ball drop

Cuomo offers help with student loans * brace for more arctic air * veteran sheriff’s deputy retires

Gordon Dibble retires after 43 years with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office

Tracy B. Carpenter, age 54, of Oakfield, NY was pronounced dead at the scene

Fatal collision in Stafford between a car and tractor-trailer * Molino: three hold-outs in mall agreement face court ordered compliance * Cuomo pardons 61 people, including relative of a TV star

Car collides with tractor-trailer between Prole Rd and Rt 237

The City Manager speaks candidly about his 12 years in office: successes and regrets

Two women held for Alexander burglary and robbery * car enters pond in Alabama with a disabled passenger * Batavia City Council meets behind closed doors to discuss selection process for new manager

Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are forecast

Legendary Buffalo TV anchorman dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease in California

DA Friedman says this new term will be his last * gasoline prices inch up * Cuomo offers end run around new tax law, Genesee County treasurer says the law affects few

Treasurer answers questions about pre-payment of property taxes for 2018

Weather permitting, City DPW will pick-up trees through the month of January

Genesee County DA Friedman announces his sixth term will be his last

White Christmas for Batavia, whiter still to the south * Albion man accused of raping a young girl * Hawley named Farm Bureau “Friend”

Mount Morris woman accused of kidnapping and pistol whipping farm worker * Three Batavia residents busted for dope in Wyoming County * Bills playoff chances alive, but

BPD looks for “Gusto” * Advice for business owners from Sheriff * Cuomo on “revenge porn”

Grand Jury indicts 19 yr. old for multiple burglaries * Attica truck Driver charged with BAC fives times limit * odds of white Christmas are good

New Non-profit raffle law signed…search begins for new city manager…the wind blows through Batavia

Jason Molino to leave Batavia, accepts position as Tompkins County Administrator…Wind Advisory posted for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties…

Molino learns of Tompkins County opening with days of having his pay raise turned down by Batavia’s City Council

County Employees col-lected over $700 in cash and several hundred food items.

Racing resumes at the oldest lighted harness track in America in July of 2018.

Genesee closes out the semester with its best play of the season by going 3-2 in the last week.

Holmes will be honored by the UCS at its 71st convention in January 2018.

Rochester man arrested for alleged assault with pistol and knife in LeRoy…Guilty plea in East Main Street Stabbing case…Governor Cuomo is calling for tipped employees be paid at least minimum wage.

Car and School bus collide in Livingston Co…Guilty plea in Batavia stabbing…Christmas dinner at T F Browns

For his driving career McNeight has 3,587 wins and over $13 million earned in purses.

One more night of racing remains at Batavia Downs in 2017 and that is Saturday (Dec. 16) with post time is 6 p.m.

A military helicopter makes an emergency landing in Wyoming County…Man pleads guilty to East Main Street Stabbing in Batavia…Chautauqua County man pleads guilty to Vehicular Homicide for fatal crash in Wyoming County.

Military helicopter makes emergency landing in Java…Water main break on Richmond Ave….Lake Effect snow to intensify tonight

Minor injuries were reported and an initial request for Mercy Flight was cancelled.

Kersch was arrested in October following an investigation that found he allegedly forcibly raped a teenage girl at a party in August.

Huntress admitted to driving his vehicle form a motel in Warsaw while impaired by a combination of drugs and causing the fatal crash on Route 20A near Boxler’s Farm.

Congratulations to Perry Central School for winning GCC’s 2017 Play to Get Fit Challenge!

Notice is hereby given that the following Local Law Introductory No. Five Year 2017 was adopted by the Genesee County Legislature on December 13, 2017.

GCBC hands control of Muckdogs Franchise to the New York Penn League…ARC employee accused of sexually abusing a client…Jail without bail for Alabama resident accused of threatening with a knife.

There was a power outage reported in the area and crews were shutting down Route 63 around the scene.

The competition for the driving title will resume on Friday night (Dec. 15) and will be decided on Saturday (Dec. 16). Post time for both nights is 6 p.m.

Lady Cougars Improve Win Streak to Three with 31-Point Fourth Quarter Rally / Men’s Basketball Team Registers Third-Consecutive 100-Plus Point Win / Coach Gavin Garners Recognition for GCC as USC National Staff of the Year/ Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

College Scheduler Program Provides Another New Resource for Course Registration

Hawley said. “I am very proud to announce that our community has received such a large commitment in economic development funding, and very much look forward to the completion of these projects and the benefits they will bring all of us.”

Bank Street man behind bars without bail for alleged drug dealing…Young Inventor in Alexander wins big in nationwide contest…Batavia man picked up on warrant with addition charges for the contents of his pocket.

Industrial Space Converted for Volunteer Work Space With Open House December 21st.

Hodgins Engraving announced they are acquiring Impact Printing & Engraving, located in Garfield, New Jersey.

The votes have been counted and 14 year old Alexander High School Student Andrew Young Jr. has been selected as the winner of the nationwide My Dreamvention contest.

The connections of these horses will be presented their trophies in the winner’s circle at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 16) during the 10th annual “Night of Distinction” awards ceremony.

“Unfortunately, this is a new mandate on pistol permit holders in New York and the first year that owners have to re-certify,” Hawley said.

Teen pleads guilty to making terrorist threats against law enforcement at the Rez…Infamous prison escapee is starving himself in the hopes that he will be moved from Attica…Report of a fully involved car fire in Riga.

One person was transported to the Erie County Medical Center for smoke inhalation and burns and the other individual was being evaluated in an ambulance on scene.

The USHWA will present Freeman with the Innovator’s Award for contributions to the sport of harness racing in the winner’s circle at Batavia Downs on Saturday Dec. 16th.

Winter Weather persists in the region…City Council updated on Zombie homes initiative…Wyoming County crash claims the life of an Attica Grad.

Bills win in a snowstorm…Genesee County fares well in the Lake Effect snowfall…hunter found OK in Tonawanda Wildlife area

Car and Tractor Trailer collide at Route 98 and Lockport Rd

Meeting set for Dec 14 at City Hall

Advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday for all of Genesee and northern Erie counties

Accused of injuring a 13 year old boy

In effect for Genesee and Northern Niagara Counties…from late Tuesday night though late Thursday night…12 to 24 inch total accumulation in most persistent Lake Snow areas

Accused of selling crack cocaine on two occasions last summer

Barn burns in Pavilion…BPD “Mo-vember” becomes “Don’t Shave December”…Bills host Pats

Defendant bolted in handcuffs and shackles

Two of the three parties involved speak to WBTA, no comment from NYP League

10 year management contract expired on Oct 31…NYP League fails to approve extension

Volunteers make quick stop…no injuries reported…three cats rescused

County, city and a local developer could cooperate, and place property back on the tax roll

“Mayor” of Redfield Parkway offers to sell property to the city for $1….City Manager Molino promises detailed report in January

Fund set up to help family with funeral expenses

Teenager arrested for Multiple Burglaries…
UMMC employee arrested for stealing drugs…
Bills with Taylor, sans Benjamin, in KC

Car strikes tractor-trailer truck. 19 year old Tori Nigro of Batavia pronounced dead at the scene.

Multiple police agencies participate in six and-a-half hour sweep

Taylor to start for Bills at QB…Canandaigua Police believe body found is that of missing woman

Former escapee David Sweat moved to Attica…
Brockport kindergarten teacher arrested on child porn charges…
Gasoline prices at 3-yr high

Medina man arrested for molesting disabled persons…
Albion corrections officer arrested for relationship with inmate…
Ideas wanted for how to spend $10-million

McDermott has no regrets for starting Peterman…
Winter Weather Advisory issued for areas south of Genesee County…
Beware of bail bondsman scam

Police warn of “Bondsman” scam…
High speed chase follows suspected shoplifting…
Bills on the west coast

Town of Batavia holds the line on taxes…
Absentee ballots decide another election…
Bills bench Tyrod for Peterman

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