Letter warns Waterloo parents of police investigation of high school teacher

A letter sent home to parents of Waterloo High School students warns of a police investigation involving a teacher at the school. Allegations have been made against a high school teacher, although the teacher in question is not being identified at this time and it is unclear what kind of allegations have been made. In the letter, Principal Susan Burgess advised... more

Port Byron man sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the FDA

A Port Byron man who operated a business in Skaneateles has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy that illegally manufactured and sold pro-hormone/designer steroids. Matthew S. Greacen, 50, was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon after having previously pleaded guilty to related federal charges, Acting United... more

Ithaca Walmart shooter has complicated history

The Ithaca man accused of fatally shooting a UPS driver at a Walmart parking lot had a lengthy history with law enforcement, despite the fact that he worked as a master social worker from September 2008 until May 2016 at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Massena. According to reporting by the Ithaca Voice, “he attacked a man in Lansing, had... more

Lyons man arraigned on murder charge

The Wayne County man arrested after being accused of fatally stabbing another man at a Lyons rooming house last September has been charged with murder. Pedro Colon, 62, of Lyons, is accused of killing 41-year-old Hector Marquez on Sept. 2, following an argument at the Iroquois Hotel, where the two men resided. Colon was shackled and in a black-and-white striped... more

Thomas Rouland burglary case heads to trial later this month

The Wayne County man previously named as a person of interest in the case involving the homicide of his estranged wife is set to go to trial on March 20 for a burglary charge. Thomas Rouland, 40, of Newark, was offered a plea deal by the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office that would have included a recommended prison sentence of... more

Clifton Springs woman rejects plea deal in predatory sexual assault case

The Clifton Springs woman facing a possible life sentence for alleged sex crimes against children and child pornography charges revealed that she has no interest in accepting a plea deal. Janiet Simonds, 26, whose charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A-II felony, was offered a deal crafted by the District Attorney’s Office that... more

Canandaigua fire chief suspension: City alleges misconduct, incompetence

A clearer picture of the allegations behind the suspension of Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette emerged during roughly five hours of testimony at his civil service hearing. The hearing is scheduled to continue Friday. Marentette, who did not testify Thursday, was suspended without pay for 30 days in January. The suspension remains in place, although city officials said he now... more

Slow internet? Test it and tell the state

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged consumers to test their Internet speeds and submit the results to his office, part of an ongoing investigation into whether service providers are delivering on the speeds they promise. “No one should be paying a premium for speeds they aren’t receiving,” Schneiderman said during a visit to Rochester on Thursday. A yearlong investigation by... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for assaulting paramedics in Cayuga County

A Weedsport man was sent to prison Thursday for assaulting two paramedics in Cayuga County. In October, William Smith, of 133 Oakleaf Dr., pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time, the 42-year-old admitted he became violent with two paramedics in the town of Brutus on Dec. 6, 2015. According to Cayuga County District Attorney... more

Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

A Tompkins County man will spend the next one to three years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Auburn last summer. Harry R. White, 31, of Groton, was arrested in August 2016 after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, the Auburn Police Department said an argument broke out between White and the victim on Lansing Street where... more

Penn Yan man facing even more felony drug charges after investigation ends

A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after an investigation into drug sales, which spanned months. Officers arrested Todd J. Becker, 30, of Penn Yan on an array of drug related charges. The arrest took place on Monday at 6:51 pm. Becker was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... more

Karlsen’s murder conviction stands

An appeals court has affirmed the Seneca County murder conviction of Karl Karlsen for killing his son in 2008. In a decision posted on its website, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Rochester upheld the second-degree murder count against Karlsen. He pleaded guilty to the charge in 2013 and was sentenced by Seneca County Judge... more

Auburn man who pleaded guilty to passing counterfeit cash faces new felony, possible prison time

An Auburn man who recently admitted to passing counterfeit money in Cayuga County has been charged with another felony. Mathew L. Danforth, formerly of 131 E. Genesee St., was arrested last summer and charged with two counts each of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree falsifying business records and one count each of petit larceny and fifth-degree... more
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