Genesee County

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Two members of Congress from New York called on the National Transportation Safety Board to reverse its decision not to send an investigator to the scene of a small plane crash that killed a prominent attorney and his niece.

Allegany, Chautauqua and Genesee counties have each reported their first COVID-19 death.

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An elderly woman in the Town of Oakfield has apparently died looking for her dog.

Republicans are the dominant party in Genesee County. According to Howard Owens of The Batavian, Democrats have been dispatched to a distant second and that spot is finding a challenge from the Libertarian Party, which has three candidates on this year's ballot.

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Four people suffered what are believed to be minor injuries after a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon at the Le Roy Airport.

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A Genesee County yogurt business has closed. According to the Genesee County Economic Development Center, Alpina Foods closed due to the loss of a co-packaging contract.

14-year-old Genesee County girl found safe

Nov 30, 2018
Amber Alert

The Genesee County Sheriff has cancelled the Amber Alert it issued Thursday for a 14-year-old girl and the 22-year-old man suspected of abducting her.

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A Genesee County grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy of any charges in connection with a shooting death of a suspect.

The New York State Health Department has issued a warning about potential exposure to measles in Niagara, Genesee, Livingston and Chemung counties.

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Updated 11 a.m.: Genesee County authorities are investigating a homicide at a Batavia motel and asking for the public's help in identifying next of kin.

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It is the first time in more than four decades anyone at the Genesee County Sheriff's Department can remember a deputy fatally shooting a suspect. It happened Wednesday night at a Pembroke restaurant.

A Massachusetts company that makes silicon wafers for solar power cells has decided not to build its first commercial factory in a Genesee County business park after all.

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The long-awaited national veterans cemetery planned for Genesee County has taken another step closer to reality.

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Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and hospitalized four others Sunday afternoon.

Upstate NY Power Outages-Update

Mar 11, 2017

National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm.

Pembroke Crash leaves man in serious condition

Jul 30, 2016

A Friday afternoon crash in Genesee County landed a man in the hospital.

Batavia fire kills twin toddlers

May 21, 2016
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A Friday night fire in Genesee County tuned fatal when two children didn't make it out of a Batavia home.

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Authorities say a volunteer firefighter has died in a one-car crash in Western New York. 

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Don't let your support of local, small businesses stop on Small Business Saturday. That was a message from New York's second-in-command, who was in Batavia to tour several local small businesses, and back her words with her wallet.

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A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday morning on the site of a future hotel at Batavia Downs Gaming, where business leaders are hailing Genesee County's growing tourism industry.

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There was a sense of victory Wednesday afternoon in Batavia with the announcement that a $700 million  solar wafer plant would add 1,000 jobs to Genesee County.

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Two Orleans County residents are dead and a third injured after an overnight car accident.

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Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested 3 people on felony charges in connection with stolen credit cards.

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Route 20 in the Genesee County town of Bethany is closed due to an overnight accident.

WBFO's Press Pass went on the road this week to Genesee County for a conversation with Howard Owens of The, a six-year-old community news site whose success has drawn national attention.

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Batavia Police are seeking the public's help in a case regarding two sexual predators.

A Genesee County town justice has agreed to leave the bench and never to seek another judicial post.

The mayor of a Genesee County community could be facing an ouster.

The Genesee County Legislature has agreed to a new contract with the Civil Service Employees Association.

The agreement with the county's largest employees union provides 6.5 percent raises to the 320 union members over four years. Raises for the workers were withheld over the past two years while the new contract was negotiated.

The new contract was approved on Wednesday.

A man on parole is being sought by State Police.

Raymond Gandolfo is the subject of a manhunt across Western New York. Gandolfo was awaiting sentencing on Genesee County for attempted forgery. He is wanted in Cheektowaga for burglary and grand larceny.

Gandolfo is described as a white male in his mid-thirties. He is approximately five foot five inches tall, weighing around 155 pounds.

Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Crimestoppers can be reached at 867-6161.