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>Bolivar deaths ruled murder and suicide

WELLSVILLE -- The deaths of an Allegany County couple have been ruled a murder-suicide by the Monroe County medical examiner's office, authorities said Thursday.

The bodies of Rosetta Putt, 48, and Stephen Dunn, 50, were found last Friday by Putt's son in the apartment the couple shared on Friendship Street, Bolivar.

State police said Dunn killed Putt with a shotgun, then turned the weapon on himself. They apparently had been dead a matter of days before their bodies were discovered.

Investigator Brian Burke said Thursday that his investigation is continuing.

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>North Chili man charged in robbery and assault

BATAVIA -- A North Chili man was charged Thursday with felony counts of robbery and assault after an attack Tuesday on a man at College Meadows Apartments, Town of Batavia.

Kevin L. Mullings, 22, known as "Muscles," was arrested in Genesee County Jail, where he is being held on a parole violation. He is being held on $100,000 bail after arraignment before Town Justice Joseph L. Filio

Genesee County sheriff's deputies said Mullings assaulted the Batavia man, stole his vehicle and while driving away, ran over him. The victim was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

College Meadows Apartments, adjacent to Genesee Community College, is owned by the GCC Foundation and houses about 300 students.

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>Gunpoint robbery attempt in restaurant fails

An employee of a Broadway restaurant was threatened at gunpoint late Wednesday, Buffalo police reported.

The worker at Cathay Express, 890 Broadway, told police he was working the counter when a man wearing a ski mask entered the restaurant at about 9:15 p.m. and pointed a rifle at him, demanding money.

The employee ran to the back of the restaurant, and the robber fled without anything.

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>Man reindicted in firing of weapon outside bar

BELMONT -- A Belfast man was reindicted Wednesday on charges connected to the firing of a weapon outside a Birdsall bar last Feb. 5.

Raymond Sindrewicz, 53, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree menacing and prohibited use of a weapon.

The initial indictment against him had been thrown out last month after public defender Barbara Kelley argued before Allegany County Judge Thomas P. Brown that prosecutors did not properly instruct the grand jury.

In dismissing the indictment, Brown allowed District Attorney Terrence M. Parker to bring the case to another grand jury.

Sindrewicz is accused of firing a handgun into the air during a fight outside the Birdsall Inn.

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