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Hailed a Hero: Cheektowaga man saves life of Wyoming County Sheriff
ATTICA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cheektowaga man is being called a hero for saving the life of the Wyoming County Sheriff who was being held at knife point. According to investigators, Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was on his way to work in uniform around 6:35 a.m. Tuesday in an unmarked police vehi
Le Roy town justice allegedly struck a 9-year-old child, State Police says
A town justice in Genesee County is accused of striking a 9-year-old child, the New York State Police announced Tuesday. John R. Duyssen, 50 of Stafford is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment, each misdemeanors, after he alleged injured a child after hitting
'Heat Wave' exhibit on display at GO ART! through March 9, artists' reception is Dec. 20
Members' Challenge Exhibit "Heat Wave" runs in the Batavia Club Gallery in Tavern 2.o.1 at GO ART! now through March 9. It is located at 201 E. Main St. in Downtown Batavia. There will be an artists' reception, and the bar will be open, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.
WBTA and Ken Barrett's teaming up for annual toy drive today
Clients of Arc of Genesee Orleans dropped off bags full of gifts today for annual WBTA toy drive at Ken Barrett's Chevrolet and Cadillac, which benefits local children through the Salvation Army.
Law and Order: Two people arrested on bench warrants
Matthew James Florian, 30, of Pratt Road, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant Dec. 11 for alleged failure to comply with the terms of his conditional release stemming from a DWI guilty plea. He was released on his own recognizance and was scheduled to reappear Batavia City Court on Dec. 13. The
Rochester police: Man runs from officers, crashes truck, gets hurt
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - A man crashed his truck after police say he didn't stop when officers tried to pull him over in Rochester. Police were called to the area of Genesee Street and Frost Avenue Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. for the report of a gun spotted in a vehicle. At the scene, officers sp
Attorney admits stealing $236,250 from elderly client
A Buffalo area attorney has admitted to stealing $236,250 from an elderly client in 2017, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Carl B. Kustell, 79, of Clarence pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree grand larceny before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, prosecutors said. Kus
Photos: Swimming Notre Dame/Batavia vs. Attica
The host Attica Blue Devils split with Notre Dame/Batavia in swimming actionlast evening at Attica High School. In the girls meet, Attica prevailed 58-37, paced by double individual winner Reagan Bifarella who won the 200 Free (2:10.07) and 100 Free. Jordan Stachowiak added a win in the 500 Free (6:
Update: Wyoming County sheriff thanks those who intervened in surprise attack
Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph released a statement Wednesday thanking two Buffalo News newspaper deliverers who intervened in a surprise attack early this week. Lynn M. Hall, 48, of Castile is accused of trying to kill Rudolph early Tuesday morning on Route 238 in Attica, Wyoming County, Ne
Wyoming Co. sheriff 'recovering well' after roadside attack
ATTICA, NY (WROC) - After troopers say a man tried to kill him in a roadside attack in Attica this week, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph is thanking the community for its support. Investigators say Sheriff Rudolph was on his way to work Tuesday morning when another driver began tailgating him on Route 238.
Albion police locate missing boy and girl
ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) - UPDATE: Cruz and Lauro-Ramierez have been located according to Albion Police. Both were found in the Village of Albion and both were returned to their parents.
News distributor reacted to sheriff's plea: 'Please save me. Help!'
Jack Harzynski was delivering The Buffalo News, driving at around 6 a.m. Tuesday on a dark country road between Attica and Warsaw with another worker, when he came upon something that stopped him cold.
Rochester man convicted of sexually abusing child for 9 years, faces life in prison
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A jury convicted a Rochester man Monday of sexually abusing a child for nearly a decade. Ray Jones III, 34, was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child, third-degree criminal sex act, third-degree rape, third-degree sexual abuse, use of a child in a sexual perf
Judge rules Leticia Astacio must face trial on gun charges
A judge has denied a request to dismiss felony gun charges against former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio. In a written decision issued Thursday, Ontario County Judge William Kocher considered a range of complaints about the indictment and the process leading up to it, but ruled in favor
3 Men Face 40 Charges and Thousands in Fines for Poaching New York Deer
There's the illegal taking of deer, then there's poaching. By letter of the law, there's probably no difference. But as 3 men can attest, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation starts using the term, the charges are going to be serious.
Town Judge charged with endangering welfare of a child
A Genesee County town judge finds himself on the wrong side of the bench after being charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. State Police say they were made aware of a case of possible child abuse from Child Protective Services. The investigation revealed John Duyssen, 50, of
Retired sheriff's deputy arrested, charged with striking and injuring 9-year-old
LEROY, N.Y. (WKBW) - A former Genesee County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with striking a 9-year-old child, causing injuries. Child Protective Services informed the Bureau of Criminal Investigation about the child abuse case. An investigation revealed that 50-year-old John Duyssen allegedly str
2. Holiday Open House
This Sunday marks Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Holiday Open House. Visitors can enjoy the holiday preparations around the village, including a tree lighting, caroling and even a visit with Santa. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. gcv.org.
Attorney for John Duyssen calls charges baseless and product of government interference in families
The arrest of John Duyssen, a retired deputy and current town justice in Le Roy, is the product of intrusive government rules that mandate a reporting requirement on adults in various government agencies on even slight suspicion of abuse, according to his attorney Thomas Burns.
Sheriff imposes discipline after inmate's death at Monroe County Jail
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Deputies have been disciplined for failing to follow protocol after the death of an inmate. Sitarah Daniels was found unresponsive in her cell on September 4 by deputies conducting a routine check of cells. Deputies immediately performed CPR, as did emergency crews that respon