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Lake Ontario water levels on the rise

Lake Ontario water levels on the rise
Lake Ontario is 15 inches higher than average. That’s according to the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board. The height was recorded on Thursday. The board says it’s the seventh highest level recorded on this date since 1960. Despite that, the board says Plan 2014 is maximizing outflows. The height remains due to high outflows from Lake Erie... more

Deputies: Victor man left three accident scenes, charged with DWI

Deputies: Victor man left three accident scenes, charged with DWI
Deputies say a 36-year-old Victor man was ticketed on multiple charges after leaving the scene of several property damage accidents in Ontario County. According to deputies, Erich J. Bohn, 36, of Victor was charged with driving while intoxicated and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident. They say he was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition in... more

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington
Deputies say a 25-year-old Canandaigua woman was arrested for DWI after she was observed speeding and driving erratically by patrols. On Saturday at approximately 3:07 a.m. along State Route 332 in Farmington – deputies arrested Alexandria E. Gardner, 25, of Canandaigua for driving while intoxicated. When deputies executed the traffic stop for speeding and driving erratically – they noted that... more

Macedon home total loss after fire

Macedon home total loss after fire
Firefighters responded to a house fire early Friday morning in Macedon. A member of the fire department says a passerby saw smoke coming from the roof of the home on West Walworth Road and called it in. The owners are on vacation, but were notified over the phone. The home is considered a total loss. Our news partners at the... more

California man charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva

California man charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva
Police say an 18-year-old California man was charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva following an investigation into an incident that occurred in the city. On Thursday at approximately 2:35 p.m. detectives arrested Marco T. Ferrer-James, 18, of San Francisco, California after allegedly subjecting another individual to sexual contact. Investigators say the victim in this case was incapable of providing... more

Cornell wins historic offensive battle over Hobart in Geneva

Cornell wins historic offensive battle over Hobart in Geneva
In an offensive shootout that saw the two teams combine for a series-high 35 goals, the No. 4 Big Red men’s lacrosse team defeated Hobart, 19-16, in the 138th meetings between the two programs this evening on Boswell Field. The previous high had been 34 goals set in 1986 as Cornell defeated the Statesmen, 23-11. The win snaps a four-game... more

Authorities warn about Social Security scams

Authorities warn about Social Security scams
Authorities have spent years warning people about scam artists posing as IRS agents. Now, criminals are pretending to be officers from another government agency: The Social Security Administration. Scammers call victims and claim to be from the agency. They then say your identity has been stolen and they need to confirm who you are by asking for your Social Security... more

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County
A former Wayne County man convicted of logging theft in Seneca County faces similar charges in Ontario County. Christopher G. Devay, 31, of Liverpool, Onondaga County, was charged Tuesday by Ontario County Sheriff’s Office investigators with third-degree grand larceny (class D felony). Sheriff’s office Lt. Greg Shaffer said Devay agreed to pay an Ontario County landowner for logs removed from... more

Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling

Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling
Labor leaders and top government officials in New York warned that Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court case decided last June, was a direct attack on public-employee unions by conservatives who wanted to see their power diminished. "A case before Washington's Supreme Court seeks to effectively end public labor unions," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in January 2018. "Let’s call it... more

Schuyler man gets weekends in jail after sexually abusing mentally disabled teen

After sexually abusing mentally disabled teen, being found guilty of violent felony – Schuyler man gets weekends in jail
A Tyrone man who was found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter will spend weekends in jail, after being sentenced in Schuyler County Court before the Hon. Dennis J. Morris. Chief Assistant District Attorney Matthew Hayden argued that the court should sentence Wheeler to the maximum sentence of seven years in state prison, with 10 years post-release supervision. Wheeler... more

Guilty plea entered in connection with Auburn meth lab bust

Guilty plea entered in connection with Auburn meth lab bust
A man pleaded guilty this week to his involvement in a meth lab bust in November — a first from among the 10 defendants in the case. On Thursday, Shaun Cronin, 40, became the last of the original eight defendents to be arraigned in Cayuga County Court. Cronin appeared in court in January, but his arraignment was adjourned until a... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing Wayne Central BOE, controversial sentencing in Schuyler, and changes to student loans (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45 AM: The Debrief Podcast talks Wayne Central Board of Education, Schuyler sentencing, and student loans (podcast)
In less than a week petitions will begin circulating for candidates hoping to win elections this fall. While the change in election calendar and format has caught some off-guard – The Debrief Podcast gives some final takes before election season officially kicks off. They also discuss a series of important, non-election issues including: – Controversial sentencing for one Schuyler County... more

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

NY pilot program would fund child care at community colleges

NY pilot program would fund child care at community colleges
A proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would provide on-campus child care for single parents attending community college. The Democrat said Thursday that he’ll ask lawmakers to approve a pilot program for up to 400 students at community college campuses around the state. Single parents participating in the program would also have access to tutoring and help applying to... more

Judge Reed denies motion for mistrial after Socciarelli video emerges

Judge Reed denies motion for mistrial after Socciarelli video emerges
Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed this morning denied Michael Socciarelli’s defense teams’ motion for a mistrial after a New York State Police investigator admitted to forgetting to follow up on video from the night of the alleged rape. Socciarelli, 33, is facing first-degree rape and numerous other charges after he allegedly bought booze for an underage party. “She showed... more

Local governments want changes to proposed bottle bill expansion

Local governments want changes to proposed bottle bill expansion
The state’s county governments are calling for changes to the proposed expansion of the state’s bottle return law that would add sports and energy drinks, as well as fruit, vegetable and ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages. The New York Association of Counties in a statement Friday pointed to the expansion placing “an undue burden” on municipal recycling programs by removing... more

Enrollment in health exchanges increases across all counties in New York

Enrollment in health exchanges increases across New York
County-by-county data released Friday by the state Department of Health show enrollment in the state’s 62 counties increased in the health marketplace exchange. Livingston County had the highest increase, a 256-person spike, or a 15 percent rise. Enrollment in Montgomery increased by 204 people, a 14 percent increase. And in Hamilton County, there was a 30-person increase, a 13 percent... more

Domestic incident leads to car crash in Wayne County

Domestic incident leads to car crash in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following the investigation of a domestic incident and car crash. Deputies arrested Ronald E. Lilly, 41, of Palmyra – charging him with harassment, criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It is alleged that Lilly engaged in a physical altercation, which resulted in items being damaged.... more
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