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More charges for Owasco man, victim calls incident racially motivated

In an update at 2:53 pm Sheriff David Gould says that 50-year-old Owasco resident Eric Simmons, who faces multiple charges, faces even more charges after a court ordered seizure of any, and all weapons possessed by him. Gould says Simmons was charged with six counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony. He was found to... more

Police: Canandaigua man ID’d himself as FBI, groped another resident

The Canandaigua Police Department has made an arrest after a Canandaigua man allegedly posed as law enforcement and groped another person. On November 2nd at approximately 2:34 pm, officers arrested 45-year-old Michael T. Treese, for second-degree criminal impersonation and forcible touching. It is alleged that on September 27th at approximately 10:30 pm, Treese went into a business in the City... more

Two sentenced after CVS theft, police chase between Geneva and Waterloo

A pair of downstate residents were sentenced by Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender after stealing nearly $2,000 of merchandise from the Penn Yan CVS in June. The theft, which resulted in a subsequent pursuit that ended in Seneca County resulted in a prison sentence, as well as a county jail sentence, according to reporting by FLDN. Bender sentenced Ruben Rivera,... more

Seneca Falls man arrested on weapons, drug charges following search warrant execution

Seneca Falls Police arrested Michael R. Wheeler, 34, of Seneca Falls following the execution of a Search Warrant at his residence on Monday November 6th, 2017 at 6:20 am. The Search Warrant was issued based upon an investigation into drug sales within the Town. Wheeler was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon – a felony, seventh-degree criminal possession... more

Two airlifted, seriously injured after crash on Thruway in Victor

A serious crash on the New York State Thruway resulted in at least two people being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, according to first responders. The crash happened shortly before 8 pm, and two people had to be extricated from the wreckage. Fishers and Victor fire departments were called to the scene. Mercy Flight was called to the scene, according... more

Strong second half powers Syracuse past SCSU in exhibition finale (full coverage)

After trailing by five at halftime, Syracuse outscored Southern Connecticut State 60-30 in the second half and ran away with an 84-59 victory. Sophomore Tyus Battle and junior Frank Howard combined for 39 points and Battle added six rebounds. Freshman Oshae Brissett chipped in with 16 points and five rebounds and freshman Bourama Sidibe added eight points with 12 boards... more

Section V football champions, including Clyde-Savannah, moving on to state tournament

Stand anywhere near a high school football sideline and you will hear someone, from the players to coaches to ball boys, scream “Let’s go!!!” It is, for now, one of the in-vogue motivational phrases screamed from during pregame warmups to postgame celebrations. The five Section V champions crowned during the weekend are going places, to play in the regional, or... more

Yates DA candidate faces possible lawsuit

Alleging malicious prosecution, a Steuben County man has filed a notice of claim against several entities, including the man running for Yates County district attorney. The claim was filed Sept. 5 by Buffalo attorney Matthew Albert, who represents Thomas Thompson. A notice of claim reserves the right to file a lawsuit. The claim is against Steuben County, the county district... more

Winter break for foundry cleanup in Geneva

Winter may put an end to cleanup efforts in the Geneva Foundry contamination zone for 2017, but plenty of preparation will be happening before spring, when the work starts anew. That’s the word from City Manager Matt Horn, who provided a cleanup update at last week’s City Council meeting. That effort includes continued community outreach with residents, including invitations to... more

David Crosby to perform in Ithaca on Wednesday night

David Crosby has his groove back. With a new album and a new tour that brings him and his band (no, not THAT band) to the State Theatre November 8th, it’s clear that the iconic musician and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has defied the odds most of his life keeps showing he is one of... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls teen faces DWAI, Leandra’s Law charges in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of an 18-year-old Seneca Falls resident after he was found driving under the influence of drugs with a 16-month-old passenger. Lucas J. Corter, 18, of Seneca Falls was arrested for DWAI drugs under Leandra’s Law. He was also cited for speeding, failing to keep right, and failing to signal. The arrest took... more

OCTOBER REPORT: Sheriff Luce highlights significant moments for law enforcement

The following is a republished release from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere on police activity for the month of October. The Sheriff’s Office received more than 1,000 calls for service during the month of October and saw several significant arrests. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1055 Total Arrests: 62 NARCO: Total new drug cases: 7... more

Deputies: Rochester man threatened Ontario employer, assaulted him

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Rochester man after an incident involving an employer and employee in the Town of Ontario. Dyllon Leonard, 24, of Rochester was arrested for third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. The arrest stemmed from an altercation where he threatened his employer, as well as his employer’s family. The incident became physical and as result, the employer,... more

Committee to re-elect Fayette Highway Superintendent Bill Trout responds to article

The following is in response to the article that appeared in The Home Town Helper this past weekend concerning the election of Fayette Highway Superintendent and is paid for by by the committee to re-elect Bill Trout. To all Fayette voters and tax payers. The present highway superintendent (Bill Trout) has a qualified employee who is certified to handle all necessary... more
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