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Weekly Safety Report: Burglary, Chase, Accident, Threat Training in Batavia
This week in Batavia, New York, several incidents occurred that require attention for the safety of the community. These incidents include a burglary at Panda Chinese Restaurant, a high-speed chase resulting in arrests, a two-car accident with minor injuries, a man threatening another person with a handgun and resisting arrest, a vehicle hitting the Wendy's building, and an active threat training program taking place on Liberty Street.
Environmental professor weighs in on Genesee County's 'most intense' drought conditions
Image Associate Professor Stephen ShawPhoto from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry website With so much talk about global warming and climate change, that would seem to be the likely culprit for drought so extreme it has dried up dozens of wells in pockets of Genesee County.However, Stephen Shaw, associate professor for environmental resources engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, says it might be much more random than that.Shaw has just completed a 20-year analysis and a report about dry wells across the entire northeast. He found that a drought in 2016 was “pretty intense,” especially across Western New York and Buffalo in particular. That didn’t match what these towns — the volume of households — in Genesee County have experienced, he said.
Help needed to identify people who abandoned 2 dogs
Investigators need your help identifying suspects who abandoned two dogs. Three people were caught on Ring Doorbell camera outside Riverside Veterinary Hospital in Scottsville. This happened on Monday, Nov. 27, just before 8 p.m. Lollypop Farm humane law enforcement investigators say they got out of a red SUV, crated the dogs and left.
Weekly Safety Report: Ongoing Search for Missing Student and Sentencing in Fatal Crash Impact Henrietta
The incidents in Henrietta, New York this week include the ongoing search for a missing college student and a sentencing for a fatal crash on the Thruway. The search for Matthew Grant, a 22-year-old student at RIT, has entered its third week as authorities and family members continue to seek leads and information. In a separate incident, William Shanahan of West Seneca was sentenced to 9 to 18 years in prison for a fatal crash on the Thruway in Henrietta. Shanahan was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the accident, resulting in the death of one individual.
Active threat training teaches communication and coordination in first critical minutes after an attack
Image The first 15 minutes is when emergency responders have the best chance of saving lives during an active threat -- that incident where a bad actor, or multiple perpetrators, have undertaken hostile actions.Local cops, firefighters, and medics worked together at St. Anthony's on Thursday to participate in active threat training to learn how to coordinate a quick response to neutralize a threat and perform emergency medical procedures."An active threat can be anything and everything from a single shooter to a complex coordinated attack on a facility or building or structure with an intended target," said Don Birou, lead instructor for the training course. "The goal here is as they have something that has occurred, they respond to it, and then they have to respond to save the lives that we put in front of them."
Rochester Christmas, holiday lights map: Over 130 homes, neighborhoods you can drive to
Wow, people in the Rochester area sure love to show their holiday spirit. Last week we asked for your suggestions for homes that have great holiday lights — and boy, did you respond. Our Christmas lights maps now has over 130 homes and neighborhoods in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and...
Deputies searching for group of teen suspects in violent carjacking at Chili Wegmans
Chili, N.Y. — Deputies are searching for a group of suspects in a violent carjacking in Monroe County early Friday morning. Just before 4 a.m., deputies responded to the Wegmans on Chili Avenue, where they say a woman in her 50s was confronted by a group of teens. One of them threw the woman to the ground before the group got into her car and fled the location, according to MCSO.
Genesee County strikes three-year deal with Deputy Sheriffs' union for raises of 3 to 7.5 percent
In what Genesee County Manager Matt Landers labeled a “spirited but good process,” the county settled a three-year deal with the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association that lands at just under a half million dollars for the first year.The agreement between the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the county includes raises of
Geneseo Denny’s permanently closed due to fraud
According to a recent press release from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York, Dawood ‘David’ Beshay, owner of restaurant franchising business Feast American Diners LLC, will pay two-million dollars to resolve his illegal seeking of government financial aid by implementing false information on relief applications.
Three Car Must Haves For Winters In New York
Wagswoofs – Winter has already arrived in New York, and it is certain that heavy snowfall will impact many individuals across the state this winter. If you plan on driving in these challenging conditions, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle is prepared for the snowy and icy roads ahead.
One dead, another injured in one-vehicle crash
A Dansville man was killed and a woman was injured last week in a one-car crash in Conesus, Livingston County. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday on Stagecoach Road, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Shiella M. Schledorn, 60, of Dansville was driving north on Stagecoach Road...
GENESEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT/Rochester pair charged after leaving two children unsupervised in a vehicle parked in the fire lane
Kenniya Sharee Imoni Couser, 23, and Rickia Leshay Bryant, 25, both of Rochester, NY, are each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly parking their vehicle in the fire lane on Veteran’s Memorial Drive with a 4- and 6-year-old left inside unsupervised at 2:51 p.m. on December 6, 2023.
Local Bergen Resident Arrested for DWI on State Route 262
Stephen R. Chiocco, a 59-year-old Bergen, NY resident, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on December 6, 2023. His Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was recorded at .12%, exceeding the legal limit of .08%. The arrest followed traffic violations on State Route 262 in Bergen, conducted by SP Batavia Troopers.
Man convicted for shooting at deputy inside Henrietta restaurant
Henrietta, N.Y. — A man is now awaiting sentencing after being convicted in a shooting involving a Monroe County deputy at a restaurant last year. A jury found Alonzo Jones, 35, guilty on a handful of charges in the incident, which took place at the Carrabba's Italian Grill on West Henrietta Road the night of June 2, 2022.
Longtime furniture store leaves Rochester location in favor of Henrietta
When Markson’s Furniture & Mattress opened in 2001 at 961 Lyell Ave. in northwest Rochester, the store would catch customers on their evening commute. “We used to get a lot of store traffic from Kodak,” said Markson’s president and co-owner David Angarano, whose father, David Angarano Sr., first led the family business and died in 2015. “People used to come through, kind of avoiding the expressway. And they would come down Lyell, going to Gates and going to Spencerport to go home.”
A Taste of Italy: Discover Batavia's 3 Must-Try Italian Dining Spots
This article presents three exquisite Italian restaurants located in Batavia. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
GENESEE COUNTY/First responders participate in Active Threat Integrated Response program at St. Anthony’s with NCBRT
Being ready in the first 15 minutes during an active threat incident is critical. At the request of GCC and several school districts in Genesee County, Genesee County Emergency Management Services and first responders practiced their integrated response to several different scenarios that could possibly unfold at places like colleges, schools, and public spaces.
York stays undefeated on season, takes down Bishop Kearney 75-60
Irondequoit, N.Y. — Jake Pangrazio delivered a birthday present his dad won't soon forget. The York senior poured in a school-record 46 points, and the Golden Knights (4-0) stayed undefeated with a 75-60 victory over host Bishop Kearney Friday night in non-league action. Coming out of the locker room...
Lockdown at Attica prison lifted following string of violent incidents
Attica, N.Y. (WHAM) — A lockdown at the Attica Correctional Facility has been lifted 10 days after it went into effect. This comes after a string of violent incidents, including a correction officer who was stabbed multiple times in the arm, and others who were assaulted. The state said it all happened after violence between two inmates quickly escalated.
Update: Missing man found safe in Riga
UPDATE (Thursday, Dec. 7): Deputies said Angelo was found safe overnight in Riga after someone reported a possible sighting. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the K9 bloodhound Peak helped find him. Original story:. Henrietta, N.Y. — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating into a missing person. Joseph...