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CR 40 in Richmond temporarily shut down on Thursday after tractor takes down wires (photos)

CR 40 in Richmond closed by National Grid after tractor pulls down power lines
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the closure of County Road 40 in the Town of Richmond due to power lines, which came down earlier in the day. According to deputies, National Grid closed County Road 40 between Belcher Road and County Road 15 around 3:30 p.m. A couple of utility poles brought down by the tractor. It’s estimated that... more

Rochester Insulated Glass will continue HQ expansion into Ontario Co.

Rochester Insulated Glass will continue HQ expansion into Ontario Co.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Rochester Insulated Glass has completed phase one of a two-phase expansion of its headquarters in the Town of Manchester in Ontario County. As part of the expansion, the glass fabrication company committed to creating at least 47 new jobs, and has successfully moved forward in filling 46 new positions. In addition, with assistance from... more

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution
State Police say a 54-year-old man is in critical condition after a two-car crash, which happened at the intersection of Lower Creek Road and Route 13 in Dryden. Troopers credited Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler, who was first on the scene, with saving the man’s life. The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. Tyler was in the area at the time... more

First female judge appointed by council in Auburn

City’s first female judge appointed by Auburn City Council
The Auburn City Council on Thursday appointed the city’s first female judge — naming Auburn attorney Kristin Garland as the city’s new part-time associate judge. In Auburn’s 226 years as a municipality, Garland is now the city’s first female judge. She was approved by a 4-1 vote, with Councilor Debra McCormick casting the only “no.” Despite her vote, McCormick said... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Lions trounce Golden Eagles, Bloomfield’s Tanner Kimball goes for triple-double to edge Romo

W-FL THURSDAY: Lions trounce Golden Eagles, Bloomfield’s Kimball goes for triple-double to edge Romo
The Lyons Lions won at Clyde-Savannah on Friday night for the first time since 2014 with a 85-43 win. Lyons jumped out to a 32-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 53-19 at the halftime break. Lyons remains undefeated in Wayne County play improving to 7-0 and 9-1 overall. Meanwhile in Bloomfield, Tanner... more

Dannemora escapee moved to Auburn Correctional Facility

Dannemora escapee moved to Auburn Correctional Facility
David Sweat, the inmate who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in June 2015 and was subsequently caught after a three-week manhunt that made national news, is now a resident of Auburn Correctional Facility. Sweat, 38, was moved to the Auburn prison Dec. 3, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The department did not provide a specific reason for... more

Kolb calls on Gov. Cuomo to address series of priorities for taxpayers

Kolb calls on Gov. Cuomo to address series of priorities for taxpayers
In advance of the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua), called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider significant changes to the state’s tax code, its economic development programs, ethics laws and public safety policy in a letter laying out a new direction for New York. “As we begin 2019, I think it’s absolutely critical the... more

Cayuga County couple who faked son’s cancer to raise money could face prison time

Cayuga County couple who faked son’s cancer to raise money could face prison time
A Cayuga County couple could face up to three years in prison for raising thousands of dollars through a fraudulent GoFundMe page that falsely claimed their young son had cancer. In May, Martin D. LaFrance, 36, and Jolene M. LaFrance, 36, formerly of 78 Rochester St., Port Byron, were arrested and charged with first-degree scheme to defraud, a felony, and... more

Canandaigua man indicted on rape, kidnapping charges

Canandaigua man indicted on rape, kidnapping charges
Police report that a 42-year-old Canandaigua man was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges following an investigation into an incident that took place over a decade ago. The Canandaigua Police Department reports the grand jury indictment of Michael J. Orbino, 42, of Canandaigua. He was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree criminal sex act. The alleged incident occurred... more

Manktelow takes oath of office, succeeds longtime Assemblyman Bob Oaks

Manktelow takes oath of office, succeeds longtime Assemblyman Bob Oaks
With more than 150 friends, family and supporters in attendance, Assemblyman Brian Manketelow (R,C,I,Ref-Lyons) took the oath of office in the historic Board of Supervisors’ chambers in the Wayne County Courthouse on Jan. 1, 2019. Lyons Town Justice Larry Hartwell administered the oath of office while Manktelow’s wife, Crystal, held the family Bible. “To be your Assemblyman is an honor... more

Man charged with felony DWI after car breaks down in Brutus

Man charged with felony DWI after car breaks down in Brutus
A Hannibal man is facing criminal charges after allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content level twice the legal limit in Brutus, state police said. Harold W. Hawkins, 46, was charged Dec. 29 with felony driving while intoxicated due to a previous intoxicated driving conviction within the last 10 years, according to a news release. He was also charged with... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, outreach efforts locally (podcast)

Inside
Approximately 1 in 5 adults – or 43.9 million people – experience mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions and disorders that impact a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive... more

Prison City presents new brewery to Auburn Planning Board

Prison City presents new brewery to Auburn Planning Board
The owners of Prison City Pub & Brewery presented the site plan for the production facility they want to build to the Auburn Planning Board Wednesday night. After explaining to the board how the proposed brewery at 197-199 North St. will help Prison City meet the demand for its critically acclaimed beers, owners Dawn and Marc Schulz went over some specifics of the... more

Schenck sworn in as Cayuga County Sheriff

Schenck sworn in as Cayuga County Sheriff
Longtime Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office member Brian Schenck, taking over for newly-retired Sheriff David Gould, was sworn in Wednesday, alongside the county coroner and a county legislator. At a reception in Fleming’s Springside Inn, Schenck, who first joined the department in 1997, was sworn in by acting Cayuga County Supreme Court Judge Mark Fandrich to replace Gould after the latter... more

Victor man charged with first-degree criminal sex act after Clifton Springs investigation

Victor man charged with first-degree criminal sex act after Clifton Springs investigation
Deputies say an order of protection has been issued, and a Victor man was arraigned on a criminal sex act charge after investigation into an incident that took place in Clifton Springs. On January 1st at approximately 1:30 a.m. deputies arrested Ronald S. Spike, 41, of Victor – charging him with first-degree criminal sex act. Deputies say that Patrick was... more

Loved ones demand justice after Geneva murder suspect indicted on new charges

Loved ones demand justice after Geneva murder suspect indicted on new charges
A Rochester family says they’re a step closer to justice after the man accused of killing their loved one was indicted on new charges by a grand jury. Jawuan Brumfield, 23, was beaten to death at a Geneva home in 2017. One year after the incident, Jeffery Salone, Jr. was arrested and charged with manslaughter. But the charge was thrown... more

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20
Deputies say that on New Years Day at approximately 7:44 p.m. they arrested a 50-year-old Shortsville resident following a crash investigation. The accident happened on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell, according to deputies, who say that Christine Manning, 50, struck a vehicle operated by Thomas Northrup, 25, of Canandaigua, who was backing out of a driveway. Deputies say Northrup admitted... more
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