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Written by on August 22, 2018

Central Ave murder suspect accepts plea deal.
Batavia resident, 31 year old Nathaniel Wilson Jr. has accepted a plea agreement admitting to fatally stabbing a man on Central Ave in the city.
Wilson appeared before Judge Charles Zambito in Genesee County Court Monday where he admitted to stabbing 41 year old Terry Toote to death on the night of May 17th.
No motive for the murder was ever revealed and the plea was made on an Alford basis.
As part of plea deal Wilson will have his sentence capped at 20 years to life.
He remains jailed without bail pending his sentencing next month.
17 year old Samual Blackshear who allegedly shot Wilson in the leg during the incident is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and 48 year old Jennifer Urvizu-Hanlon is also facing a charge of criminal possession of a weapon for supplying the teen with the weapon.

GOP Leaders extend selection process for picking Congressman Collins replacement on the upcoming ballot in November.
Republican leaders in the 27th Congressional District made the announcement to push back the date yesterday as several potential candidates interviewed in Batavia.
Currently there’s no set date to watch for a final candidate to emerge.
Congressman Collins suspended his re-election bid following his indictment on insider trading charges.
Whoever the GOP picks to be on the ballot will face Democrat challenger Nate McMurray.

Muckdogs bested by the Black Bears.
Batavia lost to West Virginia 2 to 9 in their second away game of the series last night, tying up the set following Mondays win.
The dogs face the bears for the final series game tonight and return to Batavia to take on the Williamsport Crosscutters for a four game stretch starting with a double header at Dwyer Stadium tomorrow evening.

A new poll is giving a glimpse into how voters may cast their ballots in the 25th Congressional District race.
According to the Siena Research Institute, Democrat Joe Morelle leads Republican Jim Maxwell by 24 points.
Morelle currently works in the Assembly, while Maxwell has never held political office.
The seat has been open since March following the death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
Voters will decide who represents them on Election Day.

City Fire Department Begins Hydrant Flushing this morning.
Batavia’s Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants from approximately 9 AM to 3 PM the general area of East Main, State Street, Oak St., Washington Avenue and Richmond Avenue.
Homes and businesses nearby will be affected.
These tests may result in temporary discoloration of water in that area.
Do not attempt to wash any clothing if your water appears discolored but run cold water for about five minutes or until clear.

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