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Written by on September 28, 2018

Arrest made in Hamlin double homicide.
A suspect has been taken into custody by Monroe County deputies accused of committing a double homicide in Hamlin.
19 year old Mason Earle of Hamlin has been accused of shooting and killing Alexander Burrow and Bruce Kane according to investigators.
The bodies of the two young men were found earlier this month in a burned out vehicle behind a business on King Street in Hamlin.
The killings were reportedly drug related according to Sheriff Todd Baxter.
Earle is charged with two counts of murder and was sent to the Monroe County Jail without bail.



Orleans County deputies arrest three in contentious incident in Clarendon. Deputies responded to a Bennett’s Corners road address yesterday afternoon for a reported family dispute where they met 22 year old Elizabeth Klaver.
She had allegedly been ramming her boyfriend’s car with her vehicle and refused to comply with officers.
Elizabeth’s 50 year old mother D’Ann Klaver joined in the confrontation and reportedly began pushing deputies and fighting with them.
18 year old Andrew Klaver then emerged from the residence with a loaded rifle pointing it at lawmen.
Andrew then dropped the firearm and after refusing to comply with officers was tased and taken into custody.
Both Elizabeth and D’Ann Klaver are facing charges including obstructing governmental administration and were jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Andrew Klaver is charged with felony counts of menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon along with resisting arrest and was jailed on $25,000 bail.

Plans for new digs at Batavia Downs are unveiled.
A ceremonial ground breaking was held yesterday signaling the start of a $4-million project.
Downs CEO Henry Wojtaszek talks about what’s planned

Another addition that was on display was a planned porte cohere to be added to the entrance down the road.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas attended the ground breaking alongside local Republican politicians running for re-election this fall.

LeRoy resident remanded to jail following disturbance in Batavia.
City Police arrested 29 year old Jeremy Alwardt of Church Street LeRoy following an incident in a lower apartment at a Holland Ave address.
Alwardt was accused of forcing his way onto an individual’s porch and then striking them Wednesday night.
He was arrested and charged with Harassment and Criminal Trespassing both in the second degree and was committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.

New York State is running out of time to remove “I Love New York” tourism signs from the Thruway.
If they’re not taken down by Sunday, the state won’t get the money back from a 14 million dollar fine the government handed down.
The Federal Highway Administration says the signs could potentially distract drivers, but state officials disagree.
Governor Cuomo said earlier this week talks are ongoing with the government.
Reportedly, negotiations between the state and feds are stuck on things like font size and how many of the signs will be allowed to stay.

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