CJ Country Local News for Mon, July 24


Several people were taken to the hospital following a serious crash in the Town of Genesee Falls. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation found that 43yo Shilah Muhit of Queens, NY was traveling on Denton Corners Road when she failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Route 19A. The car entered the intersection where it collided with a pick up truck causing multiple serious injuries. Investigators say Muhit was found to have nine total occupants in her eight occupant vehicle. A 10yo child was found to have been in the vehicle with no seatbelt, and two other adults were found without seatbelts. A total of six occupants from this vehicle were transported to hospitals, two of which were for critical serious injuries and were admitted at Strong Memorial Hospital. The remaining four, along with two occupants from the pick up, were treated at the Wyoming County Community Health System for non-life threatening injuries. Deputies say Muhit was issued traffic citations for Failure To Yield Right-Of-Way at a Stop Sign and a Passenger Under Age 12 with Improper/No Restraint. Two adult passengers were also issued citations for No Seatbelt.

A Batavia man is accused of attempted assault. According to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, 31yo Joseph Martino was arrested at the Genesee County Jail for the alleged crime. He was charged with attempted assault. He was issued an appearance ticket and released back to the custody of the jail. Martino is due to appear in Batavia City Court in August.

Sentencing for a Batavia man for attempted murder. 26yo Tyshon Taylor was given 20 years in prison during a showing last week in Genesee County Court. Taylor was arrested last November after police said he randomly attacked a stranger the month prior. He approached the man and stabbed him in the stomach. Last March he pleaded guilty  to attempted murder as a second felony offender. Along with his sentence, Taylor will be on 20 years of post-release supervision.

A number of charges for a Buffalo man accused of leaving the scene of a property damage accident. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31yo Juan Nieves was traveling on Main Street in the Town of Pembroke when he was involved in the incident earlier this month. He was arrested and charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving with a suspended registration and driving without insurance. Nieves is to answer the charged in Pembroke Town Court in September.

Two women are accused of taking drugs into a local prison. State Police say 32yo Chantelle Christina of North Tonawanda and 24yo Shaniya Johnson of Buffalo had marijuana on themselves while inside the Wyoming Correctional Facility. They are both charged with promoting prison contraband. Christina and Johnson are scheduled to appear in Attica Town Court at a later date.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would ban stock trading and ownership by federal lawmakers and boost penalties for violations. Gillibrand has announced the introduction of the Ban Stock Trading for Government Officials Act. She calls it the “most substantive bipartisan effort to date” to ban stock trades by members of Congress. The Senator hopes there will be support from both sides of the political aisle on the bill that’s also co-sponsored by Missouri Republican Josh Hawley. Gillibrand says even with her 2012 STOCK Act in place, there have still been a number of instances where members of Congress and other federal officials have benefited from having stock information before it is made public.

A local state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prohibit marijuana use in public places, but would also give local municipalities the option of allowing it. Senator George Borrello, who announced the measure last week, says he has received several complaints about the increase in public consumption of marijuana since New York enacted the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in 2021. The Senator says the bill would create the equivalent of an open container law for alcohol, allowing cities and towns to enact ordinances if they want to allow pot consumption. The measure would also establish a $125 fine for public consumption violations, which is five times the current fine.

The Better Business Bureau reminds parents of the importance of keeping their kids safe from online dangers. Children face threats like cyberbullying, predators, malware, and even scams. A spokesperson for the Bureau’s upstate New York office says protecting children can be as simple as communicating about what they are doing online. The BBB offers a safety checklist for families, which includes items like talking to children, setting rules, checking privacy settings, and monitoring children’s social media presence.

Are you looking to develop new strategies and move your business to the next level? The Wyoming County Business Center thinks the Business Accelerator Academy is just what you need. The Business Center is offering a four-week program with a focus to help business owners discover opportunities and develop a business playbook that will keep them moving forward. The Wyoming County Business Accelerator Academy begins September 6th, and will run Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center located at 36 Center Street in Warsaw. To find out more or to register, contact the Wyoming County Business Center at 786-3764.

The Genesee County Fair kicked off over the weekend. Highlights for the 2023 event include demolition derby, tractor pulls, 4-H animals, live music and more. For a list of events or other information, visit or find The Genesee County Fair Batavia on Facebook.

The 2023 Genesee County Fair is up and running. Today is Veteran’s Day at the fair. A number of exhibitions and shows are on schedule for today with the midway open from 4-9 pm. The Fair Queen Pageant and Crowning will be in the Entertainment Tent from 6-9 pm. For a list of events or other information, visit or find The Genesee County Fair Batavia on Facebook.

The Orleans County 4-H Fair gets underway for its week-long run today. The opening ceremony is scheduled at 6:00 this evening with presentation of colors by Orleans County veterans. Admission is $5 for a weekly pass, or $3 for one day or $1 a day for kids 11 and under. Rides run during designated time blocks each day, and twice on Saturday. The opening ceremonies are set for this evening at 6 pm. For information or a complete schedule of events go to

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