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Accident reported at Route 33 and Donahue Road, Batavia
A motor-vehicle accident with three minor injuries is reported at Route 33 and Donahue Road, Batavia. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.A second ambulance is called in. The roadway is blocked; traffic control is needed.
Law and Order: Montclair Avenue woman accused of forcing kid to smoke pot
Heidi L. Harder, 43, of Montclair Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child less than 17. Harder was arrested following an investigation into the report of drug activity being conducted in the presence of a child a
Kaitlyn Rae takes girl’s night feature at Batavia
After earning minor spoils in her three most recent outings, Kaitlyn Rae returned to her winning ways in the $9,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 14).
Town of Batavia reports CountryMax returning
BATAVIA — There’s been nothing official, a Batavia Town Board member said Thursday, but about nine months after it closed in Batavia, CountryMax is said to be coming back.
Two arrested after handgun thrown from car; Car may have been involved in series of burglaries
BATAVIA — Two brothers, ages 14 and 19, were arrested Thursday after a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigator saw a vehicle that may have been involved in a series of burglaries in the county.
‘Bandstand,’ featuring Batavia’s Joey Pero, returns to the silver screen
Taking place in 1945, shortly after War World II in Cleveland, “Bandstand” focuses on a radio competition — not unlike today’s “The Voice” or “America’s Got Talent” — offering a prize for the winner’s original song to be put into a Frank Sinatra movie. Donny Novitski, a young man who thinks he has a
Cato Fashions will close Dec. 24 in Batavia
ByMATT SURTELMSURTEL@BATAVIANEWS.COMPREVNEXTBATAVIA — The days are numbered for the Cato Fashions location on Veterans Memorial Drive.The store will be closing Dec. 24, according to signs posted in its entrance.“We apologies for any inconvenience but you can still find the latest trends online at ca
Here we go again: Winter storm warning takes effect this afternoon in Wyoming and Livingston counties
Travel will be very difficult with snow covered and slippery roads, NWS officials said. The weight of the heavy, wet snow may bring down a few tree limbs and result in isolated power outages.
Law and Order: Batavia woman accused of using stolen credit card to buy stuff from traveling vendor
Angela Marie Torcello, 35, of West Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with: falsifying business records in the first degree; grand larceny, 4th -- using a credit card; and petit larceny. Following an investigation of an incident that occurred on May 8, Torcello was arrested on these charges. It i
LeRoy fatal shooting believed to have been accidental
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details in connection with a fatal shooting November 9. LeROY, NY-- The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details in connection with a fatal shooting November 9. John Carney, 23, of LeRoy was shot and killed inside of a barn on
Mlyniec murder sentencing today in Wyoming County Court
WARSAW — Joseph Mlyniec, the retired Wyoming County sheriff’s sergeant guilty of murder, will learn his fate in court today.
Fighting for first: Batavia City Schools consider eliminating traditional class rank system
Under the current class ranking system, students fight tooth and nail to reach the top, but now Batavia is looking to make some changes to allow more students to be recognized for their achievements.
The YWCA in Batavia is moving forward
Since the announcement, last March, that the YWCA might be closing its doors, the organization has been rebuilding, reorganizing and refreshing its programs to better serve Genesee County residents.
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
But first, it needs to convince regulators that gene-edited animals are no different than conventionally bred ones. To make the technology appealing and to ease any fears that it may be creating Franken-animals, Recombinetics isn't starting with productivity. Instead, it's introducing gene-edited tr
Winter Weather Advisories issued for WNY
BUFFALO, N.Y. - More wintry weather is coming for Western New York for the end of the week. A Winter Storm Warning will be active for Potter and McKean counties in northern Pennsylvaniabeginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. There are also Winter Weather Advisories for Erie, Orleans, Gensee, Wyoming, Cattara
Batavia should start pitching tents to help bring people back to Downtown
Jackson Street, Jackson Square, the south side of Main Street, is where we can find what's left of Batavia's vitality, Tielman said in a recent interview withThe Batavian. The mall, he said, is the last place Batavia should invest tax dollars.
Court upholds registered sex offender’s rape conviction
Patrick M. Hackett, 50, was convicted of third-degree rape after a jury trial in Genesee County Court in 2014. Hackett was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old runaway girl in Batavia in 2013.
Sheriff: Fatal Genesee County shooting appears accidental
John "Jack" Carney was shot with his own 9-mm Ruger at about 11:45 p.m. during a party in a barn behind his home at 6409 Byron Holley Road. Carney, who owned the registered handgun, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Byron fatal shooting blamed on 'careless handling of weapon,' deputies say
John "Jack" Carney, 23, of Le Roy was one of six people inside a Byron Holley Road barn on Nov. 9 when he was shot and killed. Deputies were called to the party at 11:45 p.m.
Update on Batavia’s 2020 Vision Capital Project
After the groundbreaking on Oct. 15, the district gave its first monthly update for the project schedule for November. At Robert Morris, the district is looking to complete underground utilities and the stone base as well as install concrete curbs and a binder. At Van Detta Stadium, utilities will b