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Multiple departments battle structure fire along Seneca Lake in Lodi

Crews in Southern Seneca County are responding to 9180 Rhodes Road for a working structure fire. Lodi, Interlaken, and Ovid fire departments were dispatched to the Rhodes Road structure, which was fully-involved when the first crews arrived on-scene. Scanner traffic indicated that a tanker task force was requested to the scene. First responders were having a difficult time getting down... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs man hospitalized, charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 488

Deputies in Ontario County say a 21-year-old Clifton Springs resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after a personal injury accident on State Route 488 in Hopewell. Cody M. Sanford, 21, was charged with DWI after investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol during the crash. State Route 488 was closed between Malone and Archer roads for... more

NYSSA says fund a resource officer at every school in New York

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association says it’s time for sufficient funding to provide at least one armed school resource officer at every grade school and high school in the state. They called on state legislators to make it happen. “This will be an expensive undertaking,” said Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.... more

Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

Victor teen sent to Strong Hospital after rollover crash on 5&20 in Canandaigua

On Thursday at approximately 7:35 a.m. deputies responded along with the East Bloomfield Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance to the area of State Route 5&20 just west of McCann Road for a one-car accident. Deputies say Meagan Tierney, 18, of Victor was traveling east when she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Her car exited the roadway, struck a mailbox... more

Seneca County joins effort to get state funds for jail inmate substance abuse treatment

As of Wednesday, 104 people were incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility in Romulus. County mental health and jail officials said 75 to 90 percent of them have mild, moderate or severe substance abuse and addiction problems. In many cases, their addiction was the underlying cause of their arrests. Seneca County has paid for Tania Doverspike, a full-time substance... more

Cayuga Centers ending Residential Treatment Center; as many as 120 to be laid off

Cayuga Centers announced Thursday it's closing its Residential Treatment Center, laying off as many as 120 employees in the process. The Auburn-based institution said in a release "dramatic changes in the nature of the youths it has been treating" prompted the decision by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. When the last resident is discharged, as many as 120 employees... more

Deputies: Man forged girlfriend’s signature on multiple insurance policies

Deputies say a Rochester man was charged with forgery after an investigation into an incident that took place in Bloomfield. James K. Smith, 33, was employed as an insurance salesman and had completed several policies in the name of his girlfriend, forging her signature to said policies in the process without her permission. Smith was charged with second-degree forgery and... more

State police: Stranger attempted to pick up 9-year-old girl in Moravia

New York State Police have opened an investigation in Moravia after a 9-year-old girl reported that a man she didn't know offered her a ride. Police said the girl was walking in front of Moravia High School on South Main Street at about 11:45 a.m. Monday when a man stopped his car and asked if she wanted a ride. The... more

Benton considers creating two new water districts

At the Benton Town Board meeting Feb. 14, the board heard from Ben Tomion, a resident of Fergusons Corners, and his proposal that the town bring public water to that neighborhood. Tomion describes the quality of well water in that area as “terrible.” He estimates there will be about 36 residences served by approximately 15,000 feet of mains. Supervisor John... more

Serial flasher in Ithaca, attempted rapist back in jail facing new allegations

A man convicted of attempted rape and has been accused of regularly flashing and harassing women in the city of Ithaca is back in jail and facing new allegations. Floyd Slater is accused of violating probation and exposing his penis to several women in public. He is also a registered sex offender. According to online documents, he was convicted May... more

Changes at Geneva transfer station coming

In an effort to encourage more recycling, town officials have changed some things at the transfer station on White Springs Road. Including the name. Now called the recycling and disposal station, the site at 32 White Springs Road will still be open Wednesdays and Saturdays. However, town Supervisor Mark Venuti said some changes are being implemented to encourage conservation and... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after accident near Miami Motel in Hopewell

Deputies say a 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs following a crash that happened near the Miami Motel on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Hopewell Fire Department after receiving the report of a car, which had struck a tree on 5&20. Investigators... more

Victor schools begin search for key administrators

A search is underway to replace two key administrators in the Victor Central School District. Senior High School Principal Yvonne O’Shea, who has been with the district for nearly 16 years, will be retiring effective Aug. 4, and Business Administrator Michael Vistocco will retire next month after 26 years of service. “I will continue to work in some capacity,” said... more

Deputies: Newark woman called ex-boyfriend 20 times, charged with stalking

Deputies say a Newark woman was arrested after calling her ex-boyfriend at his place of work upwards of 20 times. All of the calls took place over a short period of time, which prompted the complaint. Christine M. Holm, 52, was charged with fourth-degree stalking after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Holm is accused of calling her ex-boyfriend’s... more

Weedsport deputy mayor’s title removed, officials mum on reason

Weedsport Trustee Chris Lukins was removed as the village's deputy mayor, but officials are not saying why. The village's board of trustees voted Feb. 14 to release Lukins from his duty as deputy mayor, which was a position appointed to him by Mayor Jean Saroodis in April. The removal followed a special closed-door meeting held Feb. 8. At the Feb.... more

Clifton Springs woman accused of kicking victim, breaking nose during domestic incident

A 33-year-old Clifton Springs woman was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident, which turned physical — resulting in a broken nose for the victim. Crystal N. Riley, 33, of Clifton Springs was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an incident where she allegedly kicked a victim in the face — causing a broken nose and chipped... more
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