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GIRLS HOOPS: Batavia, Attica cruise into semifinals
BATAVIA — The Batavia girls basketball team entered the postseason having won 15 of its last 16 games to earn the No. 1 seed in the Section V Class B1 tournament and the Blue Devils certainly weren’t ready for the season to end on Friday night in the quarterfinals against No. 8 Livonia.
Power line down on Creek Road in Batavia
A power line is down in the roadway at 9131 Creek Road. The location is between Dorman and Lehigh roads. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.
PREVIEW: Alexander, Geneseo quarterfinal expected to be tough, competitive game
ALEXANDER — On paper this one doesn’t look to be very competitive. A 16-4 second-seeded Alexander squad hosting No. 7 Geneseo (10-11) in a Section V Class C2 quarterfinal at 7 p.m.
3 people arrested on drug charges in Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. — Three people were arrested Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant in Batavia, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Darius L. Jones, 27, of Rochester, was charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled su
Walmart thief sentenced to jail
WARSAW — A Batavia man who repeatedly stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other items from Walmart was sentenced Thursday in Wyoming County Court to one year in jail.
New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.
Disability ID cards available across New York state
ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."
Law and Order: Cone Street woman charged with two counts of grand larceny
Kayleigh Marie Perez, 29, of Cone Street, Batavia, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony. She was arrested on Feb. 21 for two crimes. In the first incident, she allegedly stole a debit card from Walmart at 7:49 p.m.. on Jan. 13 and used it at several locations.
Florida man who "wanted to stab everyone" in home invasion sentenced to 20 years to life
Warsaw, N.Y. – A Florida man who pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder in a 2018 Wyoming County home invasion will spend the next 20 years in prison. Michael Finch was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in prison.
High wind watch will take effect Sunday in Western New York
BATAVIA — A high wind watch will take effect Sunday in Western New York. Winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected with gusts up to 75 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
Suppression hearing held in Batavia murder case
BATAVIA — The man charged in the July 2018 bludgeoning death of Raymond L. Morgan, 47, of Batavia, appeared in court Thursday for a suppression hearing that focused partly on his cell phone.
Hawley, DiPietro speak out against Cuomo plan to close state prisons
BATAVIA — Two local legislators have voiced their disagreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to close up to three state prisons. Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, called for the state prisons to stay open.
Take a step back in time at this 100 year old Batavia Toy Store
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — Tucked away in a little corner of Batavia, N.Y. is a toy store that just celebrated a hundred years. The sign outside still says Adam Miller Toy and Bike, but John Roche took over the place in 2002 from the Miller family.
Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York
We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l
‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional
MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was
Public Health Column: Get Fit! Program begins March 7, includes eight-week YMCA pass
Genesee County Health Department Public Health Column. The Healthy Children and Families Coalition is offering this eight-week family-based program that makes exercising and eating right fun and realistic.
Next Level Fitness to close, downtown building sold to local investor
After 31 years in the fitness business, owning and operating gyms in Staten Island and Batavia, Ken Mistler says it's time for him to retire for that line of work. He's sold the building that has been home to Next Level Fitness for 10 years at 85 Main St., Batavia, and the gym will close Feb. 27.
Police: Sex offender charged with failure to register address change — again
BATAVIA — A Level 2 sex offender who previously served time for failure to report an address change has been arrested again on the same charge. Jeremy R. Eaton, 41, of Ellicott Avenue is a Level 2 sex offender, police said. He was in custody at Genesee County Jail for a parole violation at the time
Man hit with 17-count indictment for chase, injuring trooper
A Genesee County grand jury has filed a 17-count indictment against a Rochester man who allegedly injured a state trooper with his motorcycle after a high-speed chase on the Thruway in August.
Family forced out of home after basement fire on Clifton Avenue, Batavia
The City of Batavia Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 33 Clifton Ave., Batavia, a little after 3 a.m., Thursday. Residents evacuated the single-family home prior to the fire department's arrival. Smoke was reported inside the residence.