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Former undersheriff charged with DWI after crash cuts power to part of Sodus

Police: Former Wayne County undersheriff charged with DWI after crash
Troopers say a Sodus resident was arrested on DWI charges after a one-vehicle crash around 9:30 p.m. The crash happened on South Geneva Road in Sodus, according to Troopers, who say that when they arrived on-scene – a utility pole was sheared in half, and power was cut to the area. Power was off for several hours as result. Investigation... more

New legislation expands land for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges

New legislation expands land for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges
The Trump administration passed new legislation to expand hunting and fishing at wildlife refuges around the country. That includes the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, located along the New York State Thruway between Syracuse and Rochester. The new legislation is expanding hunting at wildlife refuges around the country. Montezuma already allows hunting and fishing, along with nine other sanctuaries here in... more

Terry Tiller nails two hole-in-ones within nine days

Terry Tiller nails two hole-in-ones within nine days
Terry Tiller did not buy a lottery ticket last week, but perhaps he should have. The 64-year-old from Lyons accomplished something that is more rare than a major league baseball pitcher throwing a no-hitter — and he did it twice. In the span of nine days, Tiller made two hole-in-ones at Big Oak Golf Course — the majority of golfers... more

Man who admitted killing Sodus mother, toddler pleads guilty to federal charges

Man who admitted killing Sodus mother, toddler pleads guilty to federal charges
The man who admitted to causing the deaths of a young Sodus mother and her son has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Last week, Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, who is also known as Alberto Ebarado Gutierre-Reyes, 27, pleaded guilty last week in Wayne County to two counts of manslaughter. Monday, federal prosecutors say he pleaded guilty to possession of a counterfeit social... more

Tracy Mitrano officially launches congressional bid

Tracy Mitrano officially launches congressional bid
Democrat Tracy Mitrano made it clear just weeks after losing to Republican Tom Reed in November of last year that she would run for the 23rd Congressional District House seat again. This past week, she made it official. Mitrano, of Milo, Yates County, officially launched her second bid at an event in Corning Thursday night. It was hosted by Corning... more

Geneva PD take over investigation after ‘hold-in-place’ order lifted at Geneva Middle School

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A ‘hold-in-place’ order at Geneva Middle School was lifted during the late-morning hours after a police investigation. “Geneva Middle School was placed in a hold-in-place at about 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, as a precaution after a staff member overheard a student refer to having a weapon,” the District said in a statement Monday afternoon. Officials say the hold-in-place was... more

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant that marketers say can treat a... more

Geneva cop’s case now on for November 25th

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The city police officer accused of choking a woman earlier this year has a new attorney. As a result, his next court appearance won’t be until the week of Thanksgiving. Jon Getz, the lawyer now representing Jack Montesanto, asked for a pre-plea investigation during a brief proceeding Monday in City Court. Judge Jackie Sisson Sherry scheduled the next appearance for... more

Phelps abuse claimant blasts diocese for bankruptcy filing

Phelps abuse claimant blasts diocese for bankruptcy filing
Pete Saracino is one of 45 people who has filed sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester since the Child Victims Act opened a one-year window for claims that had been barred by the statute of limitations. A Seneca Falls native and Phelps resident, Saracino claims he was sexually abused as a young boy at the Immaculate... more

Canandaigua woman admits to federal crimes

Canandaigua woman admits to federal crimes
A Canandaigua woman pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to obtaining drugs by fraud. Shannon Lambert, 33, pleaded guilty to obtaining controlled substances by fraud and identity theft. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Lambert’s plea was announced by the office of James Kennedy Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Western District... more

Zweigle’s to expand and add 33 new jobs in Rochester

Zweigle’s to expand and add 33 new jobs in Rochester
Empire State Development announced that Zweigle’s will add 29,000 square feet to its Plymouth Avenue facility in Rochester, and create 33 new jobs. The state agency said that the expansion is in response to growing demand from markets outside New York State. Empire State Development will give Zweigle’s up to $600,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange... more

Newark man had near-lethal BAC levels on back-to-back nights, arrested for driving while intoxicated two times

Newark man gets two DWIs in two days
Police say that a Newark man was arrested twice within two days on separate DWI charges. First, on Tuesday, September 10th around 1 a.m. they received a report of a disturbance. Responding officers found a pickup truck with its headlights on in the Wegman’s parking lot. The driver was said to be heavily intoxicated, was found inside the store, and... more

Pal-Mac schools formalize Esports team

Pal-Mac schools formalize Esports team
In recent years, the sport of competitive video gaming known as Electronic Sports (Esports) has seen its popularity explode. Esports has burst onto the scene locally with the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District formalizing a team of its own in March 2019. Esports pits individuals or teams against each other in competition through a video game instead of what is currently... more

Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends

GALLERY: Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends
A lot of stuff ends up in area waterways by the end of a busy summer season. In Schuyler County, a local group worked their hardest to clean up the Watkins Glen Village Marina. They worked last week to ensure that the waterway would be free of major debris, which could have an impact on the ecosystem – if left... more

Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed

Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed
The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it’s reviewing an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there’s a need for “aggressive category-wide action.” Juul Labs Inc. spokesman Austin Finan says in a statement Sunday the company would “fully comply” with local laws and any federal policy when they’re effective. Cuomo,... more
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