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Written by on June 2, 2018

YWCA will need to find a new home in Batavia to fund the future of the organization.
The YWCA has decided to sell the building it has called home for the past 50 years.
In a statement released to WBTA, Executive Director Millie Tomidy-Pepper said the YW has decided to either sell or fully lease its building on North Street as a means of addressing its financial problems.
Earlier this year the YW was forced to suspend some of its programming and find other providers for the services.
Among those programs were the YW’s School Daycare and Crisis Hot-Line.
The statement went on to say that the agency needs to shift its focus from building maintenance to its core mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Boyfriend who admitted to burying a young mother off a farm in Sodus accused of repeatedly reentering the country illegally.
26 year old Everardo Donoteo-Reyes of Mexico has been charged with possession of a counterfeit social security card and alien registration card, and illegal re-entry after deportation.
Donoteo-Reyes was arrested by Immigration in September 2016 in Louisiana and again in March of last year by Border Patrol in Laredo Texas.
On both occasions he was deported to Mexico and advised that he could not re-enter the United States without permission.
During the course of investigation into a missing mother and son in Wayne County he was arrested on criminal charges.
Lawmen located fraudulent documents belonging Donoteo-Reyes, and his fingerprints were submitted to Immigration.
Donoteo-Reyes faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine for each charge and is expected in federal court on June 4th.

Better communication between the police and the public may be the best way to stem simmering trouble in the Central Avenue neighborhood.
About three dozen residents met Thursday night with police and politicians to find a path to peace on the streets.
Ward 5 Councilwoman Kathy Briggs suggested bringing back an old idea

Police suggested that the public continue to report suspicious activity when they see it.

An Alden man accused of assaulting his baby is going to prison.
Joseph Jurek has pleaded guilty to reckless assault.
Prosecutors say he dropped or shook his infant son more than once in the past year. Jurek is expected to get to two to seven years in prison.

A ribbon cutting was held yesterday at Darien Lake unveiling its brand new, 5-million dollar roller-coaster called the Tantrum.  Park Manager Chris Thorpe says the Tantrum plummets riders into a 97-degree drop

The Tantrum reaches speeds of 52 miles an hour.


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