Batavia Man Charged In Infants Death

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, December 19, 2014

A Batavia man is accused of recklessly causing the death of a six month old Chandler Zuch. Jeffrey Deats, 28, has been charged with one count of Manslaughter in the 2nd degree. Police say preliminary reports show Chandler suffered multiple injuries to the brain which caused his death.  Police say the baby was in the care of Deats and Deats’ mother Jacquelyn over the weekend at their home in Batavia.

You know the slogan, “Genesee Valley Motors Your No Nonsense Car dealer exit-10 in Avon. The guy that you hear on the commercial… its the owner himself Dom Genova. Dom has been on our morning show. He is a big sponsor of the morning news and weather, among many other things we do here at 93.9, and we would like to congratulate Dom being elected to a three-year term on New York State Automotive Dealers Association’s board of directors.  NYSADA is one of New York’s leading business advocacy organizations.  Directors are responsible for the association’s affairs, financial oversight and general supervision.

Dom and the staff at Genesee Valley Motors was just honored in September with the 2014 Rochester Business Ethics Award in the mid-sized business category. The “ETHIE” recognizes businesses and organizations for their commitment to ethical business practices and for doing the right thing.



Syracuse Police say 12-year-old boy is in custody, charged with stabbing a 12-year-old girl inside a school.

Investigators say the girl was stabbed once in the forearm at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday inside a school that has students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The injuries were not life threatening.

A teacher subdued the boy, he’s in custody, charged with second-degree assault.

Investigators are looking into what led to the stabbing. Its believed to have been involved in an ongoing fight.

Tyre, NY Gets Approval For New Casino

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last year voters approved casinos in New York State. A special panel would decide where the they would be built and who would build them.

It was decided four casinos would be built with three upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Catskills mid-Hudson Valley, and the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region. That panel has announced its decision and for the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region the Town of Tyre will be getting a casino. The Wilmorite Corporation of Rochester is the builder.

It will be named Lago Resort and Casino and is a $425-million proposed project spanning 94,000 square feet, 2,000 slot machines, 85 gaming tables and over 200 hotel rooms.

The casino will be located approximately an hour east of Rochester just off the Thruway.

New York has had a ban on shale gas development, better known as hydrofracking since the environmental review began in 2008.

Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he is recommending a ban concluding that fracking carried unacceptable risks that haven’t been sufficiently studied. With that said, Gov. Cuomo is prohibiting fracking in NY State, citing unresolved health issues and uncertain economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

The DEC will put out a final environmental impact statement early next year, and after that Marten’s will issue an order prohibiting fracking.


Police in Batavia are expected to release more information today on the death of an infant in city.

The baby was brought to United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia Sunday morning and was pronounced dead upon arrival.

An autopsy was performed Monday. Investigators say they are awaiting the results.


State Police in Ontario County have identified the victims in the deadly crash that occurred in the Town of Phelps just before 11:00 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Investigators say 71-year-old Richard Rhinevault of Geneva went through a stop sign, hitting an SUV driven by 33-year-old Tonya Jones of Wolcott. Investigators say Jones’ SUV was pushed into a pickup truck driven by 56-year-old Cathy Heidenreich of Lyons.

Ms. Heidenreich, and two passengers in the SUV, 77-year-old Robert Abbott and 51-year-old Kent Frazer both of Lyons, died in the crash. Jones was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. Rhinevault was not injured.

All three of the victims lived in Lyons, only a few miles from where the accident occurred.

State Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing



Truck Overturns In Sheldon

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A truck carrying 43,000 pounds of salt overturned in the Wyoming County town of Sheldon Monday. It happened on Route 20A around noon. The driver, who is from Iowa told deputies he fell asleep. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for observation.

He was ticketed for several traffic violations..

The former treasurer of the Le Roy Fire Department and Fireman’s Benevolent Association has plead guilty to charges prosecutors say are connected to the theft of $46,000 in taxpayer money.

Sixty-one-year-old Dennis Snow pled guilty to grand larceny and forgery. He will be sentenced February 13 and is expected to pay restitution for the thefts.

Investigators say Snow was using some of the money to cover personal bills and debts.

A Dansville man was arrested after deputies say he used a credit card he found in a parking lot.

We’re told Neil Lavaway, 43, is charged with grand larceny, identity theft and forgery.

Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says Lavaway found the credit card in a parking lot and — rather than making an attempt to return it — he used it to make purchases and forged the owner’s signature on receipts.

He was arraigned in Livonia Court and will return at a later date.