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Two injured in Attica train derailment * Lineup listed for the Downs second summer concert series * UMMC Urgent Care facility in LeRoy is moving to a new location
For more information, contact Deputy Matthew Butler at 345-3000 ext. 3252 or 494-1220 ext. 2304
Classic & modern rock bands, country superstar to headline Batavia Series
LeRoy Urgent Care moving to Batavia Urgent Care during project
Saving funds by adding firefighters to the City Fire Department * Domestic dispute leads to lock up for a Batavia woman * Flood Watch going into effect this afternoon
New Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment
Registration for Girls Fastpitch Softball this Saturday, February 17th 2018
“This is the people’s government and they have a right to know what bills are being passed with a high level of transparency.” – Hawley
Batavia Players moving their act into the mall downtown * Two Batavia residents busted for DWI, one drove to State Police Barracks * Promise from P.W. Minors new owner to keep jobs in Batavia
Provides public an opportunity to meet their state representative and ask questions about state government
Nunda Police report chilling case of child abuse * Two Batavia men busted with drugs Wyoming County * Livingston County Woman accused of taking benefits from cancer patient
Seventh Annual Talent Search for Next Class of Math and Science Scholars
For the past decade McCarthy has led product development teams at Coach, Inc. and Ann, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus ~ Room T121
Giulani was allegedly in possession of 60 bags of heroin and Leblanc-Chatt was allegedly in possession of two bags of heroin, Suboxone and three hypodermic syringes.
Notre Dame announces the hiring of Tim Frappa of Orchard Park as their new Varsity Softball Coach.
Second Half Surge Powers Men’s Basketball Team over Jamestown/Lady Cougars Rally with Three Solid Quarters against Jayhawks
Zeliff steps down as investment firm steps into new shoes as owner of P.W. Minor * Alleged assault in Byron lands a Perry man in lock up * Buffalo man behind bars following a one car crash in Wyoming County
Reyngoudt traveled nearly the length of the state to add Juila Malkischer to his future roster.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office will be offering its first annual Teen Academy July 23 – July 27, 2018, at the Byron-Bergen Central School.
Remembering a Local Legend with the voice of Batavia baseball * Rochester doctor sentenced for distributing drugs * New executive director for the Genesee County YWCA
Wayne Fuller the voice of the Muckdogs and Batavia Basketball has passed.
Tuition Assistance Available Through NY INSPIRE
Registration deadline is February 22, 2018!
Newly elected Genesee County Legislators Gordon Dibble, John Hilchey, and Gary Maha attended the Orientation Program.
Wayne Fuller a former announcer on WBTA has passed.
The people’s choice awards are in for Downtown Revitalization * Drug Task Force takes a Walnut Street woman in for drugs * Kicking off the weekend with a Winter Weather Advisory
Open House Sessions & Friday Visit Days
After trailing 11-0, the Cougars finished the first quarter with a 12-3 run to pull within two at 14-12.
Fobbs now needs 28 points to move into eighth place on the Cougars all-time scoring list.
Interim City Manager Matt Worth says overdue repairs to the City Centre are right around the corner.
The free event will be held Saturday, March 17 at the Stuart Steiner Theatre on the GCC Batavia campus.
Genesee County flu cases still cropping up this season * Crash in Pembroke leads to charges for a Batavia man * Alleged armed robbery in Avon lands a Rochester man behind bars without bail
“Ely Parker: A Man of Two Worlds”
BPD is offering the services to landlords in an effort to help them choose the best possible tenants and evaluate police responses to their properties.
Proposal for new Batavia Town Fire Substation has little objection * Genesee County is under a Winter Weather Advisory * An Akron man jailed for assault with a baseball bat in Batavia
LCSO has received over 20 complaints from Livonia, Avon, and Lima residents reporting that their credit cards have been fraudulently used at various Walmart stores
GCC’s athletes of the week are Nanako Shizawa from the women’s swimming team and Joan Ferrer from the men’s swimming team.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in attempting to identify a Robbery suspect.
“This week continues state leader’s assault on law-abiding, middle-class families.” – Hawley
The event will take place at the ARC of Genesee Orleans Community Center located at 38 Woodrow Rd. in Batavia beginning at 1 p.m.
Callara is barred from possessing firearms due to being a two time convicted felon.
Further investigation determined the gun was stolen and Santos was wanted in Indiana.
Wyoming County woman pleads not guilty to sexually abusing a young child * Another round of winter weather is ready to rock the region * Darien man accused of dozing off on drugs while driving in Elba
Airman 1st Class Margo N. Westcott is a 2007 graduate of Brockport High School
28 year old Jacqueline Kobee of Buffalo was arrested for drug possession
68 year old Michael Morasco of Batavia was stopped by State Police on Route 63 in Pavilion
Rochester resident jailed without bail for alleged drug sales in the city * Accident in Alexander leads to felony DWI for a LeRoy woman * Pratt Road man accused of threatening a member of Law Enforcement
“I am calling for Gov. Cuomo to immediately take down all ‘I Love NY Signs’ and adhere to federal law before more of New York’s money is washed down the drain.” – Hawley
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the North Java Fire Hall from 6:00PM – 10:00PM.
Genesee Community College Athletics Hall of Fame Accepting Nominees
The campaign runs from Saturday February 3, until 3 a.m. on Monday, February 5.
Pharmacy Employee facing felony for stealing thousands from her workplace * Oakfield woman accused of DWI after crashing in Batavia * Country Max Closing in Batavia
The teen was arrested yesterday for the alleged October incident.
41 year old Maurice Leach of Batavia is accused of leading police on a car chase
The incident allegedly occurred last March in the Target parking lot in Batavia.
Hawley said. “I am pleased to see Holley receive this important state aid, and I look forward to witnessing its progress first hand.”
She allegedly stole the funds from October 2016 through September of last year.
$915 million generated in economic impact
U.S. Air Force Airman Hope M. Goodenbury graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Tractor Trailer accident in Alabama leads to broken spirits * Corfu woman facing felony counts for roasting her ex’s hog * Washington is not loving “I Love New York” signs
Gsell said that the state expects counties to begin building such detention facilities by October of this year.
He wants to implement a Muckdogs Monday where players would interact with fans, greeting and signing merchandise weekly during the season.
Men’s Basketball Team’s Strong First Half Not Enough to Contain No. 15 MCC / Lady Cougars Drop to No. 1 MCC
“New York state’s paradigm of pampering those who break the law or are here illegally never ceases to amaze me…” – Hawley
Aborted Bergen burglaries have lawmen on the lookout * Albion man picked up in Oakfield after passing out in a parking lot * Civic organizations in LeRoy looking to rekindle community meal service
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m.
K9 Kane was named in honor of Sheriff Richard “Dick” Kane.
“Public service and representation are about channeling the thoughts, ideas and desires of one’s constituency into an effective legislative platform,” Hawley said.
Overdose Death leads to lock up for a Pavilion Man * Client Misconduct lands an Albion Attorney behind bars * Three New York Republicans now are trying to run against Governor Cuomo
NYPL Commissioner Ben Hayes questions whether the community is supporting the team enough to survive on its own.
Women’s Soccer Team Adds Willette to Cougar Roster
To Present “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital”
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Bianchi will be awarded the honor in a ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.
Show support for women’s heart health by wearing red on Friday, February 2
Attorney in Albion jailed for misconduct * Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect this morning * Lawsuit against The Livingston County Sheriff over an inmate death
The Advisory will go into effect at 4 this afternoon lasting until 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Craigslist scammer jailed on weapons charge * Batavia Teen arrested for incident with a knife * Winter returns to Wyoming County
Muckdogs New General Manager is optimistic about Batavia Baseball * Corfu crash leads to drunk driving charge for a village resident * Cuomo joins other governors to challenge the Trump Tax Bill
Creativity in the Entrepreneurial Zone
Fobbs’ Buzzer-beating Three Sinks Thunderwolves / Lady Cougars Get Two Solid Quarters of Play at NCCC
Sentencing deal reached for a Sex Offender looking at possible life behind bars * Drones have been added to the crime fighting arsenal for Troopers in Batavia * BPD announce joining the SafeTrade initiative
TaLia Burgess from the women’s basketball team and Ferran Martinez from the men’s swimming team
Parkhurst was accused of stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend.
According to prosecutors Billings conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from January through October of 2011.
“I am running to take back our future and end the crony-capitalism that epitomizes Chris Collins and his donors he claims to represent.” – Stankevich
Police Chief Shawn Heubusch said the safe space is located in the back vestibule of the Police Station.
Illegal Aliens brought to Batavia after Immigration bust in Caledonia * Genesee County Flu cases skyrocket * Pearl Street man drives to Probation on a revoked license
Governor Cuomo said. “With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all.”
Legislative priorities seek to address a significant loss in farm income across the state.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 1 o’clock this morning.
Unveils Assembly Republican report following series of statewide regional forums on preventing domestic violence
Byron Teen accused of sex abuse with State Police seeking other potential victims * Geek Squad Scam reported by Attica Police * A Caledonia man behind bars accused of growing a lot of pot
Over the weekend an attempted scam of an elderly resident was avoided due to the quick actions of the resident and the Attica Branch of Key Bank.
Byron-Bergen families with children who have turned 4 or 5 years of age by Dec. 1, 2018 should register them for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) or Kindergarten as soon as possible.
He was arrested yesterday on charges of Unlawful Imprisonment, Forcible Touching, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Sexual Abuse.
He admitted to stealing a vehicle in the incident and pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Fourth degree.
Batavia City Council supports resolution on Dwyer stadium * Accused Craigslist scammer jailed for Assault * The three-day government shutdown is over
“I remain committed to giving our farmers a voice in Albany, and I look forward to advocating their concerns as we progress through this year’s session.” Hawley said.
Friedman said he could not comment on why Holmes was not transported.
Dave and Minerva Stefanski were permanently crippled by a motorcycle crash in Orangeville last July
USC Concludes Philadelphia Convention with Recognition of Cougar Quartet
Cougar Swimmers are Officially Back
Craigslist scammers in custody in Batavia * The blame game continues for state and federal legislators * Western New York could be in for more flooding
Register Now for Sessions in Warsaw, Lima or Dansville
Craigslist scammers in Batavia behind bars * Three teens charged for bomb threat to the Livonia School District * Silver Springs man pleads guilty to child porn charge
Forecasters are calling for total Lake effect snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the most persistent areas.
Snowfall will become moderate, with snowfall rates of a half inch to one inch per hour.
O’Brien Becomes Latest Women’s Soccer Recruit / Men’s Basketball Team Named in Latest NJCAA D-II Poll
State Police Officer arrested for allegedly lying about a domestic incident in Batavia * An Attica woman is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing a four year old child * Corfu Police take on a few good dogs
“The NYCLU’s attempt to bypass the State Legislature and push increased regulations on our agriculture industry has failed.” – Ranzenhofer
Andrews was accused of conspiring with another individual to impersonate someone with the hopes of escaping payment of a bill.
Herbst was charged with DWI along with moving from a lane unsafely.
28 year old Joseph Jurek of Alden is facing felony counts of Assault, Reckless Assault of a Child and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
Unpacking Cuomo’s $168-billion budget plan * Serial Sex Offender looking at life in prison after rejecting a sentencing deal * Facebook postings put an Adams Street man behind bars
Holmes was clearly heard swearing at DA Lawrence Friedman before and during court proceedings, however he was allowed to continue answering the Judge’s questions without anyone addressing the expletives.
The cover shot once again beckons readers to visit the “Grand Canyon of the East” and all that Wyoming County has to offer.
Dispatchers received a complaint Sunday afternoon of an erratic driver in the parking lot of 7 – Eleven in Bergen.
Flood Warning remains in effect for Parts of the region * Time for pistol permit renewal for some New Yorkers is running out * Oakfield man arrested for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated
22 year old Cassandra Newell of Batavia was allegedly found in possession of approximately 833.3 grams of marihuana.
Freeman was charged with second degree Harassment for allegedly throwing a plate at another female.
Winston Lockhart was arrested and charged with second degree Harassment with physical contact and Acting in a Manner Injurious to a Child less than 17.
Vickers reportedly crashed attempting to pass a vehicle on West Main Street.
Men’s Basketball Team Sweeps CCRI Tourney Opponents, Women’s Basketball Team Prepares for Conference Opponents with Rhode Island Tournament.
Accused Batavia drug dealer behind bars on terrorist charges * Buffalo man jailed without bail for robbery in Batavia * Woman arrested for bringing drugs into Attica Prison with a nine month old child
The river is expected to rise above flood stage this morning and crest near 6.1 feet.
Accused drug dealer charged with arson and making terrorist threats * Out-going City Manager proposes a tax decrease as a parting gift * Tonawanda Creek reaches moderate flood stage.
Eleven new leaders graduated from annual program
“Society flourishes when personal freedom and liberty rule the day, not directives and penalties handed down in the form of taxes and mandates.” – Hawley
The GCC men’s basketball team registered a season-high 119 points against Isiah Christopher Academy (NJ) while recording its 10th win of the season.
Winter weather comes storming back to the region * City Centre Mall Settlement is settled for good by an Erie County Judge * Bergen man busted for allegedly bringing drugs into jail.
Schools have cancelled activities due to Winter Storm Warning and some roads are closed due to high water
He said volunteers who shovel out hydrants and report missing hydrant markers greatly assist the Fire Department.
53 year old Sharry Habberfield is facing felony charges of Assault on a Peace Officer and Attempted Escape.
Three Alabama men in custody accused of murdering an Alexander Native in Florida * Rick Mancuso retiring as coach of Notre Dame Football * Troopers in Batavia are getting a new toy
“Can We Talk” is free and open to the public. For more information, call (585) 343-5808.
Friedman said he plans to address the issues and re-present the indictments in full.
“It is clear to us that although $15 million was a good start to help reimburse homeowners, unfortunately, it did not even scratch the surface,” –
With classes starting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the time to enroll is now!
$356,250 went to the Genesee County Airport to Purchase Ground Service Equipment.
The Heritage Heroes will be recognized during a ceremony at Genesee Community College in Medina in April 2018.
The water main break in front of 53 Otis Street has been repaired.
Florida Law Enforcement searching for suspected killers of an Alexander native * Hold-out in the City Centre Settlement to appear in Erie County Court today * The sudden temperature shift spurs a Flood Watch for the region
Finger Lakes Community College beat the Cougars 62-58 Jan. 8th after a third quarter rally by GCC.
What is your new year’s resolution?
68 year old William Reiss was shot to death at his home in Polk City Florida last Wednesday during a robbery.
46 year old Christopher Ridder of Albion was sentenced to 11 years in prison for receipt of child pornography.
City Council appoints Worth as Interim City Manager and present Molino with a proclamation * Less than a month after being released from prison a Warsaw Man is arrested for assault * Washington Ave man jailed on felony drug charges following domestic incident.
Consultants from SMRT Architects, Engineers and Planners will present a status report to Legislature at 8 a.m. this Saturday.
McQueen was stopped for failing to signal a left turn and was found to be allegedly driving on a suspended license while under the influence.
Spikes was accused of leaving the scene of an accident on Harvester Ave in Batavia on New Years’ morning.
Sponaugle was arrested and charged with DWAI by a combination of drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, uninspected motor vehicle and pot possession.
Lockhart was wanted on two counts of second degree harassment with physical contact.
Man accused of threatening to shoot officers in a fiery domestic incident in Batavia * Incident with Police officer on Chase Park lands a Batavia resident in lock up * A short lived postseason for the Buffalo Bills after ending their 17-year drought
Tim Bojarski was named the recipient of the 2018 Clyde Hirt Media Award that is presented by Harness Horsemen International (HHI)
Hochul in Batavia with a State of the State review * Candidate for interim City Manager to be considered by Council * Henrietta man busted for drunk driving following crash in Pembroke
One person reportedly had a minor laceration and another was said to be walking around without complaint of pain.
Council will consider a proposal to appoint Public Works Director Matt Worth to the Interim City Manager position.
Recruitment Open House on January 24, 2018
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SMRT Architects, Engineers and Planners will present an analysis of conditions to date/interim status report on the Genesee County Jail.
41 year old Joseph Smith of State Street was arrested following a shoplifting compliant at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Probation Officers allegedly found Rumble with a Hypodermic Instrument and he was arrested and charged for possession.
The Town Officials were sworn in Wednesday Night.
“Overfed and Undernourished” will be held on Wednesday, February 14 at 6 pm at the Extension Center at 420 East Main Street.
Batavia Police pick up convicted drug dealer with the help of a vigilant citizen * Orleans Task Force take down an accused drug dealer on parole * Burglary in LeRoy lands a Batavia man in lock up
DA Lawrence Friedman said he would pursue a status of “persistent violent felony offender” for Holmes potentially locking him up for life.
The Genesee County Office for the Aging is included in the grant recipients.
Edward Torres, age 64 of Elba, NY, died from serious injuries sustained in the Thruway crash.
Getman was accused of having sexual contact with a seven year old child at a West Sparta address on Christmas.
Massive pile up on the Thruway in Erie County leaves one person dead and seven others injured * Fire in a Barn in Elba leads to caravan of cattle * Flu spike causes visitor restrictions at local hospitals
The department was able to raise $1,320.00 for Genesee Cancer Assistance and over $600.00 for Genesee County Sheriff’s Jail Deputy Nicholas Bender and his family.
Shetler is facing a dozen counts including Strangulation, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
30 year old Allea Devos of Prospect Street in Batavia was stopped on Ellicott Street in the city on New Year’s Eve night.
City crews will make every attempt to restore water as soon as possible.
Investigation continues into accidental shooting involving a three year old in Wyoming County * Vine Street man jailed for alleged drug dealing * A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the region today
Francis R. Bond, 86, a longtime owner, driver and trainer at Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway, died peacefully Tuesday morning.
The Bills are going to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years * Two convicted felons are facing charges for a horrifying Upstate quadruple homicide * Minimum wage in Western New York is up
The winter chills persist with weather advisories taking effect in the region * Batavia resident arrested for an altercation inside the Genesee County Jail * A fond farewell to one of the top cops of Genesee County.
Carey was accused of choking another inmate and was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Circulation.
White was accused of possessing an alcoholic beverage while being incarcerated.
Two Groveland Correctional inmates reportedly attacked a Corrections Officer at the facility during a routine cell search on Saturday.
“I strongly encourage those who are able to attend to come and make their voices heard.” – Hawley
Oakfield man killed in Stafford crash * Jason Molino looking back as he ends his tenure as Batavia City Manager * Corfu man arrested for drugs packaged for sale in Orleans County.
Two women jailed following an Alexander home break-in * Batavia Police attempt to identify the vehicle and driver in pedestrian hit and run * The Batavia City Council is believed to have begun the process of selecting a new city manager.
Glen Enouen happened to be in the area shortly after the incident and aided Mrs. Demske until Emergency Services arrived.
Beam was charged for an alleged unlawful personal relationship with an inmate while employed as a Correction Officer at Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility.
We are asking anyone with information about recently damaged cars or person(s) that have talked about this incident to come forward and contact the Batavia Police Dept. at 585- 345-6350.
There were two occupants who were unable to exit the vehicle one of which was disabled.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are predicted in the most persistent areas.
District Attorney swearing in to final four year term this week * Lake Effect Snow and Winter Chills in Wyoming * Secret session for Batavia City Council tonight.
Attica woman sentenced to prison for selling drugs from her home * An Orleans County man jailed for forcibly raping an underage girl * Christmas weekend car crashes reported in Genesee County
“I look forward to another productive year in Albany and will strive to keep New York’s farming industry the best in the nation.” – Hawley
Wyoming County kidnapping lands a Mount Morris woman in lock up * Drug Task Force busts three Batavia residents for allegedly selling dope in Wyoming County * Burglary in Warsaw leads to lock up for a Livingston County woman
Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task announce the arrests of six individuals for allegedly selling narcotics in Wyoming County and another for perjury.
30 year old Zoraida Rodriguez, has been charged with Kidnapping, Robbery, and Assault.
Ellis was also under investigation for allegedly repeatedly stealing money from the cash drawer of a business in Warsaw.
23 year old David Welninski of Fillmore in Allegany County was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Albion mother jailed for pushing drugs with the help of her teenage daughter * Convicted drug dealer wanted by Batavia Police * Sex abuser sentenced to 15 years in Genesee County Court
Hawley: “I encourage everyone who has the means to consider volunteering or making a donation to one of the great organizations we have in our community this year and you will be helping a family more than you know.”
Perry man accused of giving teenager alcohol then forcibly touching them…Heavy losses following fire at a business in Arcade…Grand Jury Indicts Batavia Teen on a litany of serious charges.
Cummings allegedly recorded a Blood Alcohol Content of .21 percent which is five times the legal limit for a commercial driver.
Officers began investigation into a burglary in progress Sunday afternoon in the Village of Perry.
Applications are due by January 16, 2018.
The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed the appointment of Jason Molino, currently City Manager of the City of Batavia, NY, as Tompkins County Administrator, effective January 29, 2018.
Upon approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, live racing will resume at Batavia Downs on Monday, July 23, 2018.
The Lions Club honored Peter Arras who passed away in October at age 77.
Hawley hails victory for local non-profit fundraising…Oak Street man Indicted on 17 counts for rash of Batavia burglaries…Jail without bail for a Walnut Place resident accused of dealing drugs.
Cora Ivison is awarded scholarship named for former WBTA president
32 year old Denise Busiere of Townline Road in Byron was stopped on Route 19 in Bergen after she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.
Prentice was charged along with Jeremy Dean Lyons for stealing the heavy copper wires from 50 different buses at Lutz Sales on Judge Road.
“The law will take effect in 180 days and the New York State Gaming Commission will make any necessary tweaks.” Hawley
The New York State Police will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, from Friday, December 15, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018.
Members of the Byron-Bergen Central School District’s learning community can always be counted on to provide assistance to neighbors in need during the holidays.
Hawley criticizes Cuomo proposal to extend minimum wage to tipped workers
Batavia will need to search for a new City Manager…Second defendant in East Main Street stabbing heading to jury trial…Albion man jailed for sex crimes against a 14 year old girl.
Molino accepts position as Tompkins County Manager in Ithaca
Impaired Driving Crackdown runs December 15th, 2017 – January 1st, 2018
“Yellow Dot is truly a life-saving program,” Hawley said.