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Law and Order: State Street woman accused of using stolen credit cards around Batavia

Amanda Marie Bowles, 33, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with: second-degree forgery -- four counts; first-degree identity theft -- four counts; criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree -- five counts; and one count of third-degree identity theft. Following an investigation o


Man allegedly forces his way into apartment, winds up in jail

BATAVIA — A city man was jailed March 18 after forcing his way into an apartment, city police said. Juaquin E. Davis, 23, of East Main Street violated a “stay away” order of protection and had unwanted contact with his victim, police said.


Another jail sentence in Batavia stabbing-shooting incident n Central Place

BATAVIA — Genesee County Judge Charles Zambito had to make a decision in county court Friday that could either grant a 17-year-old youthful offender status or sentence him as an adult to a minimum of 3.5 years in prison.


Police: Wyoming County girl, 15, declared missing Monday

Eagle, N.Y. (WHAM) - Wyoming County Sheriff's investigators are searching for a 15-year-old who went missing Monday. Deputies said Casmira Bartz was last seen Monday. Casmira is described as 5'2" tall and weighs approximately 115 lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and is believed to have been we


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Gas prices continue to climb

Batavia - $2.64 (up 4 cents since last week) Buffalo - $2.61 (up 3 cents since last week) Ithaca - $2.71 (up 2 cents since last week) Rochester - $2.68 (up 1 cents since last week)


Horseplay on the highway turns deadly in Albion

ALBION, N.Y. (WHEC) - Orleans County Sheriff deputies, the Albion Fire Department, and two local ambulance services responded to the report of a head-on, two-car crash on Holley Road in the Town of Albion just after 10 Sunday morning.


Family survives Alabama tornado by hiding in Grandma's prayer closet

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) - A devastating storm tore through parts of Alabama earlier this month, leaving 22 people dead when a tornado hit the community. But, along with the tragedy, there are also impressive stories of survival that are still surfacing.


Volunteer drivers needed in Genesee County to get people to their medical appointments

Volunteer drivers are needed throughout Genesee County. The Volunteer Transportation Center Inc. (VTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing transportation to non-emergent medical appointments through a network of volunteer drivers.


Deputies search for missing Wyoming County teen

EAGLE, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl from the Town of Eagle. Casmira Bartz is described as 5'2" and 115 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.


Two inductees to the Byron-Bergen Alumni Hall of Fame to be honored Wednesday

Byron-Bergen Central School District has named two alumni to its Hall of Fame for 2019. Kenneth Hay (Class of 1966) and Dennis DeVelder (Class of 2001) join the ranks of other distinguished Byron-Bergen alumni honored with a place in the Alumni Hall of Fame for their achievements after graduation.


Genesee Promise Plus summer scholarship program applications being accepted

BATAVIA– Genesee Community College has offered the Genesee Promise Plus scholarships to help remove financial barriers to higher education for citizens in the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties since 2008. Qualified individuals, from students in high school to adults who have never ta


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Help sought in finding teen girl in Wyoming County

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 15-year-old girl from Eagle, N.Y., is believed to be missing in Wyoming County. The sheriff's department is seeking help in finding Casmira J. Bartz, who was last seen wearing a red jacket and boots.


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers Actions for Early March

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.


Public Health Column: Most elevated lead levels in adults comes from the workplace

Public Health Column from the Genesee County Health Department:. Do you know that 80 percent of elevated lead levels in adults come from workplace exposures? Adults who do work in construction, auto repairs, paint, weld steel, or even reconstruct bridges have high chances of being exposed to lead.


BCSD Foundation accepting nominations for BHS graduating seniors, deadline is May 10

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Batavia City School District Foundation Inc. Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Batavia High School.


Emily Mike of Mount Morris wins spot in National Spelling Bee

Emily Mike of Mount Morris is the 2019 Scripps Western New York Regional Spelling Bee champion after outlasting more than 30 other champion spellers. Emily, an eighth-grader at Mount Morris Middle-Senior High School, won after correctly spelling “culvert” and then the championship word “corrosion” i