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Written by on August 27, 2019

An apartment fire in Batavia ends with a man hospitalized for severe burns.
City fire crews were called to the Walden Estates on Bank Street at around 9:30 p.m. last night for a second alarm fire reported in Apartment #44.
The name and condition of the man hasn’t been released.
According to the Batavia Fire Chief a second person who was in the apartment at the time was able to escape uninjured and a third resident was not at home during the fire.
It’s believed the fire was sparked in the kitchen and the apartment has been deemed a total loss.
At last report the residents were being assisted by the Red Cross while the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

A Lockport woman killed in a fatal two car crash in Darien has been identified by State Police.
The deadly two car collision occurred Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Sumner Road and Harlow Road in the Town of Darien.
According to Troopers 68 year old Shirley Bane of Lockport the operator of a 2017 Buick, was pronounced at the scene after she was struck by a pickup truck.
Troopers say she failed to stop at the intersection.

Slipknot concert leads to eleven arrests with two in lock-up.
Four people in total were arrested and charged with Harassment while seven others were charged with Trespassing during Sunday’s Slipknot Concert at Darien Lake.
Two of the concert attendees wound up behind bars for Harassment in the County Jail with $1,000 bail a piece after one kicked a Deputy and another kicked Security and resisted arrest.

If you’re looking for some work this winter, the state DOT might just have a job for you.
The agency is looking to hire 65 permanent and temporary plow drivers in Western New York.
People who are hired will be responsible for helping keep the area’s roads clear of snow and ice.
In order to apply, you must have a clean Class A or B license and be certified to operate heavy dump trucks with two weeks of starting employment.
For more information, check out the DOT’s website.

The state Division of Consumer Protection is urging New Yorkers to be aware of a scam.
They say it targets utility customers by phone, e-mail or at home by asking for personal information like their account information or social security number.
In some cases, the scammer even asks for money for bills that allegedly haven’t been paid.
If you get one of these calls, contact your utility company to report the suspicious activity.

The City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants on Tuesday through Thursday this week from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day North of Main Street and West of Bank Street.
Homes and businesses nearby may experience a temporary discoloration of water in which residents are encouraged to run cold water for about 5 minutes or until clear before resuming activities such as washing laundry.


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