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Prattsburgh man charged with vehicular homicide after quadruple fatal crash in Steuben

Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has provided another update on the fatal wreck last week, which left four dead. A 30-year-old Prattsburgh man has been arrested on multiple felony charges following the fatal crash. Dustin Drake, 30, was charged with felony DWI, aggravated vehicular homicide with a previous DWI conviction; and aggravated vehicular homicide with multiple fatalities. The Sheriff’s Office... more

Police: Farmington man accused of luring 9-year-old

Police: Farmington man accused of trying to meet child for sex
An Ontario County man is behind bars after attempting to lure a child into meeting for sex. Police arrested Joseph Oberdorf, 27, of Farmington on October 9th. He was charged with attempted luring of a child. Investigators say he made contact online with someone he thought was a child. That person was actually an undercover investigator. Police say that Oberdorf... more

Sheppard, Deeds facing numerous charges related to defrauding Seneca County government

Former Seneca County finance director indicted on 10 felony charges
Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds has been indicted on 10 felony charges following an investigation into her employment with the County. Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct. Deeds was named in a sealed indictment handed up by a Seneca County Grand Jury. She was charged with eight counts of falsifying business records, one... more

Canandaigua man airlifted after falling through metal roof in Town of Seneca

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new information on the 53-year-old Canandaigua man who fell through a roof on Tuesday. Around 3:02 p.m. deputies, New York State Police, Seneca Castle Fire Department, Finger Lakes Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the Ontario County EMS coordinator were all dispatched to 2524 State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca for the report... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: A whole ‘nother conundrum of things (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: A whole ‘nother conundrum of things (podcast)
This week Kenny expresses his concern over Syracuse football’s lackluster performance last Thursday night against the N.C. State Wolfpack and then looks ahead to this Friday night’s game in the Dome against Pittsburgh. Also, a preview of the Bills match-up with Miami coming off a bye week and some local high school sports shout outs. . more

Suspect taken into custody following bank robbery investigation in Cato

Suspect taken into custody after attempted bank robbery in Cayuga County
Authorities say one person is in custody after an attempted bank robbery in the Village of Cato on Tuesday. According to The Citizen, authorities were alerted about an attempted bank robbery shortly after 1 p.m. Within an hour a suspect, who was riding a bicycle at the time, was taken into custody. During the search, police surrounded the village –... more

Crash leads to felony charges in Yates County

Yates County crash leads to felony charges
A Steuben County woman arrested in May following an accident that injured another driver was arraigned on felony charges Tuesday morning in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Danielle Sexton, 33, of Canisteo, was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and vehicular assault. Read more from the Finger Lakes Times more

Could there be development? Former Tops site in Geneva under construction

Old Tops site in Geneva being readied for new businesss
The closing of the former Tops Friendly Markets store in the plaza on Hamilton Street last fall was a disappointing development in a city with limited grocery options. However, the former store’s space is now being cleared for new development, although it’s unclear just what that might include. A company is working inside the former store as part of the... more

Former deputy sentenced for lying on timesheets in Cayuga County

Former deputy sentenced for lying on timesheets in Cayuga County
A former Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office deputy and part-time Moravia Police Department officer will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to two felonies and misdemeanor. In a remorseful statement at his sentencing Tuesday in Cayuga County Court, Robert Brown said: “You trusted me to uphold the laws, and I broke them.” Read more from The Citizen more

Cornell wildlife team rescued 150 orphaned baby turtles over the summer

Cornell wildlife team rescued 150 orphaned baby turtles over the summer
Approximately 150 turtle eggs were rescued by the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine over the summer, according to a press release from Cornell. The eggs were rescued from more than a dozen pregnant turtles that had been hit by cars in New York and were too injured to lay the eggs on... more

Gov. Cuomo comes under fire after using racial slur during radio interview

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire after dropping the N-word in a radio interview during a discussion surrounding discrimination against Italian Americans. During the interview with WAMC — an Albany based radio station — host Alan Chartock, Cuomo was quoting a recent New York Times op-ed, called ‘How Italians Became White’. “The Times also said in an article the other day,... more

Carbon filter may be added to Waterloo water plant upgrade

Carbon filter may be added to village water plant upgrade
While it may cost an additional $2.5 million, the Village Board appears to be leaning toward adding a new carbon-filtering system to its water treatment plant on Seneca Lake. Board members were told at Monday’s meeting carbon filtering would be able to remove algal toxins, per fluoroalkyl and poly fluoroalkyl substances recently detected in low levels in the water. Another... more

Livonia man accused of robbing, threatening woman in Canandaigua

Livonia man accused of robbing, threatening woman in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports that a Livonia man is in custody after a robbery late last week. On October 11th at 57-year-old Dean Gerken, of Livonia was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery. The charge stems from an incident that occurred the night before – on October 10th around 9:10 p.m. Police say that they responded to a robbery... more

Phelps manhunt suspect calls News10NBC from jail: “I robbed the store”

Phelps manhunt suspect calls News10NBC from jail: “I robbed the store”
The man who led authorities on a manhunt that lasted more than 24-hours called a local newsroom as he sit in jail this week. Brandon Burgess called News10NBC from the Ontario County Jail. Burgess led police on that manhunt after robbing a convenience store near Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway in Phelps. He had previously called that... more

Meals-on-wheels does a U-turn in Wayne County

Meals-on-wheels does a U-turn in Wayne County
When Home Meal Service lost its meals-on-wheels contract last fall to The Arc Wayne, officials from both agencies expressed hope they could forge a partnership that would benefit both organizations and most importantly, Wayne County’s home-bound seniors. Kathy Schneemann, volunteer coordinator for Home Meal Service, said there was no guarantee that was going to happen, and the agency braced for... more

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee
In 2014, Ontario County’s Solid Waste Management Plan was approved by the state. In 2015, both the county and Casella Waste Services, operator of the county landfill in the town of Seneca, received approval from the state DEC to expand the landfill within the existing footprint by 43.5 acres, extending its life to 2028. Upon getting the expansion approved, Casella... more
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