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Written by on June 27, 2019

Batavia’s David Bellavia inducted into the hall of heroes.
Ceremonies to honor Iraq War Veteran David Bellavia of Batavia concluded at the Pentagon yesterday afternoon.
After receiving the Medal of Honor Bellavia was inducted into the Hall of Heroes…

Bellavia who lives in Batavia and works in Buffalo is the only living Iraq War Veteran to be awarded the highest military honor.
Howard Owens from our news partner The Batavian has been covering the ceremonies upon special invitation and was one of the only Genesee County journalist to attend the proceedings.

Disturbance on the Rez leads to arrest for one.
23 year old Brandi Reuben of Sandhill Road on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation was taken into custody by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies following an alleged domestic incident on Ledge Road on the Rez yesterday afternoon.
Reuben was charged with Harassment for allegedly punching another person in the face multiple times and ultimately issued an appearance ticket for July 10th in Alabama Town Court.

Investigators are attempting to determine the possible cause of a LeRoy women’s death after she was involved in a one car crash in Pavilion.
49 year old Holly Neuffer of LeRoy was taken via ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital for serious injuries and died Tuesday morning after striking a tree head-on on Monday on Route 20 in Pavilion.
Investigators are working to determine whether she died from injuries sustained in the crash or from other medical conditions while the circumstances of the crash remain under investigation as well.

An Illegal Immigrant picked up in Orleans County pleads guilty in federal court to providing false ID.
58 year old Eusebio Chavez-Islas, of Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents.
Chavez-Islas was apprehended in March by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers assisting the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office for illegally being present in the United States and subsequent investigation determined that he had provided a fraudulent social security card to his employers at Nesbitt Brothers Fruit Farms.
Chavez-Islas was sentenced to time served and turned over to the custody of ICE.

Business owners along Lake Ontario are expressing concern about the impact near-record water levels could have on the upcoming holiday weekend. Some say they’re worried that folks will visit other locations due to concerns over flooding. Many merchants are already reporting slow sales as the summer tourism season gets ready to heat up. As of Monday, Lake Ontario was nearly 34 inches above the June average. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels are likely to remain high through the summer and the rest of 2019.

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