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Passenger from Friday night crash in Byron remain in Strong ICU

The passenger of a van that struck a manure spreader Friday night on North Bergen Road in Byron remains in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. Guarded condition at Strong means the patient is in the intensive care unit.


Vehicle fire near Batavia Thruway exit blocks westbound lanes

BATAVIA, NY (WROC) - A vehicle fire near Batavia has blocked westbound lanes on the Thruway Monday afternoon. All lanes are blocked between Exits 48 and 48A due to the fire, according to the Thruway Authority.


In honor of Destro, Byron-Bergen supports Frankie

BYRON — When K-9 Deputy Destro died, the students of Byron-Bergen Elementary School were devastated. Brian Meister, elementary principal, said in the past Destro and Deputy Christopher Erion had been to Byron-Bergen Elementary School in the past, doing some assemblies to show the students what law e


Demonstrators vent frustrations at Saturday rally in Batavia

BATAVIA — Firearms. Taxes and regulations. Abortion. A crowd of about 70 people gathered Saturday morning at Batavia City Center. Some held signs and more than a few had bright yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.


Mayor keeps eye on Main Street traffic with increase in developments

BUFFALO, N.Y. — During the annual State of the City Address on Friday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown weighed in on the progress of returning vehicle traffic to all of Main Street in downtown Buffalo.


Man in critical condition after van strikes farm tractor

BYRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday night crash which involved a van and farm tractor. Sheriffs say a Dodge van operated by a Brockport man struck the manure spreader on the back of a tractor operated by a Byron man around 7 p.m. Friday night on North B


Video: A snowy morning in Batavia

A mild but persistent snow storm passed through the area overnight and into this morning. Snowfall is expected to taper off as we head into the afternoon. If you're viewing this on The Batavian app, click here to view the video on thebatavian.com.


Hawley says Genesee County would 'gladly accept' Amazon headquarters at STAMP site

A statement from Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) on the decision of Amazon to axe their HQ in New York City:. “Talk about making ‘Open for Business’ a punchline – the governor and New York City politicians have failed to close the deal with Amazon but there is hope for Mr. Bezos: Western Ne


Three-day fundraiser: Bowlers ‘Strike Out’ for Crossroads House

BATAVIA — Ian Wetherbee watched Saturday night as a set of pins dropped at the Mancuso Bowling Center. He was part of a particularly large contingent of Chapin Industrial employees who were spending the evening supporting the 23rd annual Betty Ellison “Strike Out for Crossroads House” Bowling Tourna


Deputies seize crack cocaine during traffic stop on Interstate 390

Two Rochester men are facing felony level drug charges after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies found they were in possession of more than 20 grams of crack cocaine and drug-packaging materials on Interstate 390, Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty announced Monday.


State police investigating the death of former Bergen man at downstate prison

COXSACKIE — State police and corrections officials are investigating the death of a former Bergen man at Greene Correctional Facility. 38, died Nov. 13 while incarcerated at the facility. He had been serving a five-year term after being sentenced in 2016, in connection with a wide-ranging drug inves


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Local indoor track teams bring home sectional titles

Girls indoor track teams from Le Roy and Batavia, and the boyd team from Batavia came away with sectional titles after competing at meets at RIT on Friday and Saturday. Le Roy garnered 78 points, far outpacing second-place Warsaw at 38 points in Class D.


Winter weather advisory in WNY

Rochester, NY (WHAM) - A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of WNY from this evening through late Monday afternoon. A storm system will move east from the Central Plains today and over WNY tonight. The storm track is favorable for a period of steady light snow over the region.


Gas prices down again in Batavia but mixed trend in region, signs of increases coming

Batavia - $2.44 (down 3 cents since last week) Buffalo - $2.50 (down 1 cent since last week) Ithaca - $2.36 (up 2 cents since last week) Rochester - $2.41 (down 1 cent since last week)


NYSP: Man in trauma center after getting hit by car; Driver charged with DWI

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A Clarence man was arrested on Saturday, February 16, after police said he hit a man with his car, according to a news release. New York State Police said Michael Eddo, 50, was driving south on Harris Hill Road near Main Street when he struck a man who was walking in his path.


County GOP endorses candidates for county offices

In almost blizzard-like conditions Genesee County Republicans came together at the Old Courthouse in Batavia to hold their endorsement meeting for the local November elections.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Tribute: Friends and colleagues remember retired Daily News staff writer Roger Muehlig

BATAVIA — Ask anybody who knew Roger Muehlig and the response was inevitable. Soft spoken. A consummate journalist. A nice and decent man. Muehlig, 73, died Friday at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was a Genesee County mainstay for decades, during a 42-year career as a staff writer for The Daily News.


WRESTLING: Batavia/Attica’s Cherry places second at NYS meet.

SANBORN — Betty Cherry became the first female wrestler in Attica/Batavia history to place at the New York State Public High School Women’s Invitational Saturday at Niagara County Community College Saturday.